Australian Bush Superfoods - Book Review

Australian Bush Superfoods - Book Review

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Posted 2023-01-10 by Carly Ogbornefollow

Did you know that mountain peppers have been used to treat arthritis, that sampire was used as a portable source of water, or that muntries may inhibit the growth of cancerous cells?

Australian Bush Superfoods is a beautiful and informative tome written by Lily Alice, an indigenous woman from the Urapuntja region of the Northern Territory, and with illustrations provided by Alice's partner Thomas Quinn, and Dixon Patten, a proud Yorta Yorta and Gunnai man.

It's a recipe book as well as a primer about Australian native ingredients (from anise myrtle to wattleseed!) The introductory chapters helpfully provide information about where to buy native ingredients - you'll be surprised how many you can buy at Coles - and how to store them - you'll be surprised how many freeze well.


Each ingredient receives its own chapter, where the author provides lengthy botanical and cultural information about each bush food. This includes the nutritional and medicinal purposes of each ingredient, suggestions for storage (many of these plants freeze well) and consumption (native currant works best in sweet dishes due to its acidity; bunya nuts can be used as a meat substitute or ground to produce a binding gluten-free flour), and a sample plant-based recipe.

Australian Bush Foods is an excellent way to de-mystify native Australian ingredients for beginners and would make a great present for a vego friend looking to spice up their diet.

From the publisher : Australia's unique native ingredients boast nutritional and medicinal benefits that cannot be found anywhere else ... This cookbook features Australia's most interesting and beneficial bush superfoods, with beautiful illustrations and information on where they grow, traditional Indigenous uses, nutritional benefits, and advice on how to use them in your home kitchen.

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