How to use Australian Native Herbs and Spices Over the last 35 years there has been a lot of interest in the commercial opportunities provided by edible Australian native plants (often referred to as ‘bush tucker’) including those used as spices. Australia is a vast continent and most non-indigenous people would perish quickly in this environment without adequate supplies of familiar life-sustaining produce. To
Incorporating various spices and herbs from around the world, Herbie created Balmain & Rozelle Spice Blend in honour of this diverse suburb.
With Bush Tomato, Native Pepperberry and Wattleseed in short supply due to climatic conditions, here are some ideas that could be used as a *substitute for these unique flavours. Bush Tomato (Akudjura): This spice has a caramel-like aroma and flavour with slightly bitter background notes reminiscent of baked Anzac biscuits. Mix these quantities of ground spices together, then use at about half the quantity you would
You may wonder why various spices, especially the Australian natives, are often in short supply or simply unavailable. The answer is simply climate change. Spices are agricultural commodities, and as such are affected by a number of factors. These include: The soil and climatic conditions where they are grown The expertise and experience of the growers The harvesting, post-harvest handling, cleaning and grading The
Herbie tells you about one of the most useful Australian native herbs. Lemon Myrtle Leaves Lemon Myrtle Ground
Where do our own Australian native herbs and spices fit into what is considered to be Australian Cuisine? European migration, especially post World War two when we were introduced to Mediterranean flavours, had a profound effect on eating habits. This was followed by Chinese, Southeast Asian, Indian and Middle Eastern influences, and it is widely acknowledged that these laid the groundwork for what is