Before Europeans settled in Australia, there was a thriving food culture that Indigenous people sustained for thousands of years. Research shows native ingredients are increasing in popularity among restaurants and home cooking.
Brisbane’s ‘Tukka Restaurant’, run by Bryant Wells, specialises in native ingredients, turning Australian food into an internationally recognised gourmet cuisine. Tukka’s devotion to Australian culture is a leading example for specialised restaurants.
It is estimated there are 5,000 native food species in Australia that can be used for culinary and medicinal purposes.
Bush food has a unique flavour, and uses ingredients such as wattle seed, witchetty grubs, bush tomatoes, and emu meat.
Situated in the Illawarra, Lindsay Adam is the owner of Fred’s Bush Tucker. Through his mobile catering truck, Lindsay’s vision is to promote quality, authentic Australian Indigenous bush foods.