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Have you heard of the ‘garden to table’ movement? Is all the rage right now. If you’re a life-long gardener, you might think of it as yet another hipster label applied to something you’ve been doing for years. Even so, it’s hard to deny the good that comes from strengthening the connection we have with our food — even if it’s disguised as a fad.
While not technically exotic, Australia’s bush tucker is still on the fringe of the mainstream. Currently popularised by gourmet chefs and the “fancy” aisle at the supermarket (if you are lucky enough to have your supermarket stock native produce), it’s easy to forget that these are ordinary fruits and veggies, herbs and spices we’re working with.
We love the idea of living off the land. It inspires dreams of vast, untainted landscapes and humans living in harmony with nature. Except we’re not quite there yet. Or rather, not there any more. Australia has changed so much over the last two centuries that some traditions would be impossible to bring back.
Let me get this out of the way — I’m no foodie. I just like to eat. And I love weird food.
Or should I say, “weird food”, because, to be frank, I don’t find things like tripe and tongue all that strange. At least not until my friends give me that look. If you have an adventurous palate you may not find these foods weird at all. In fact, you may be able to tell me the best spots for finding them around town. But for conventional eaters wanting to stray from the mainstream, and experience a wid...
‘Bushfood’ refers to native Australian flora and fauna, traditionally used in Aboriginal food and medicine. Long before early settlers arrived, bringing with them a slew of new plants and animals, Aboriginal Australians would hunt, forage and farm a variety of species that had already existed here for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. And yet, 200+ years later, the majority of plants in our diet originally came from overseas. At least, that’s according to Tucker Bush, the brand behind the...
Turmeric is a darling in the health food world right now. It’s hailed for the anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties of its key phytonutrient, curcumin, though more research is needed to confirm its true efficacy. Well.org loves the organic turmeric supplement, PuraThrive, but if you prefer a more foodie approach, try these great recipes for getting more turmeric into your diet.
I love terrariums. In creating these tiny worlds, the possibilities are endless. Well, except for the possibility of creating a giant world. That’s part of the allure of these little beauties, I think — the ability to maintain a ‘whole’ garden at a darling scale. If managing a house full of indoor plants still proves too much, there’s always the magic and charm of the terrarium garden.
According to our friends at RiverMint Dining, most bush tucker herbs are best eaten fresh. If you’re using them uncooked as a garnish, condiment or a sprinkle, your best bet is to delay harvesting until you’re ready to eat them. Most of our native herbs range will provide a fresh supply throughout the year. Still, you may find yourself wanting to harvest and prepare several batches ahead of time. Here’s how to preserve Tucker Bush herbs from your own home grown plants.