Produce is the primary source that drives cuisine and inspires Chefs. It determines and shapes not only how and what we eat, but ultimately is the backbone of our long term food security. We plan to investigate the importance produce plays in defining our food culture.

Massimo Bottura on the future of Australian cuisine

Danielle Bowling "I was reflecting on the last panel discussion at MAD, when we were talking about what Australian cuisine is. I think it’s not what Rene [Redzepi] did here. That’s not Australian cuisine. Those are Australian ingredients reinterpreted by a Danish mind." The man behind the world’s best restaurant, Massimo Bottura, shares his [...]

By | May 25th, 2018|Australian Chefs, Our Culinary Journey, Produce|0 Comments

A milestone in our culinary journey

“A fresh, light, vibrant and innovative cuisine; featuring the diversity of Australian inland and coastal produce and reflecting our relaxed outdoor lifestyle.”  By the AussieCuisine team Fresh: ‘Australia, being a big country, has such a varied supply of ingredients, mostly year round but also seasonal, which gives chefs an abundance of good produce, making [...]

By | May 22nd, 2018|Australian Chefs, Our Culinary Journey, Produce|0 Comments

Native bush food demand outstripping supply says industry as more growers encouraged

By Kim Honan and Marty McCarthy  The demand for Australian native foods across the country is by far exceeding supply, according to the industry's peak body. Australian Native Food and Botanicals (ANFAB) is trying to encourage new producers in the industry and existing growers to plant more crops. ANFAB chair Amanda Garner said demand for native [...]

By | January 14th, 2018|Indigenous Influences, Produce|0 Comments

Q&A with Chef Ashraf Saleh

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine ‘My Middle-Eastern heritage has played a big part in the dishes that I have created. The memory from my childhood of running through bazaars and spice markets with my parents was remarkable! The flavours of those markets were never far from my plate’, muses Chef Saleh. Chefs tend to [...]

Q&A with Chef Clinton McIver

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine Australian processed food, beverage and fresh produce are valued and highly sought after in the world, in particular in China. Being the world’s most populated country and the second largest economy, China is a key importer of Australian premium foods. Since 2014, it is estimated that China has become [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|National Dishes, Produce, The Word in the Kitchen|0 Comments

Q&A with Chef William Cowper

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine For chef William Cowper, Australian cuisine can be defined as ‘local produce, put together with international influences’. Australian chefs are increasingly emphasising the use of fresh, local, organic, seasonal and sustainable foods, focusing on a produce-driven menu with the influence of diverse international cuisines. ‘Farmers play a big [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|Australian Chefs, Produce, The Word in the Kitchen|0 Comments

Q&A with Chef James Gallagher

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine The AussieCuisine team acknowledges that Brisbane Chef James Gallagher is without any doubt an eloquent spokesperson for Australian Cuisine. This talented young chef has a brilliant future, so keep your eyes open to his potential! In terms of the primary influences behind its evolution, Chef Gallagher believes that [...]

Alexandra Olsson’s gourmet sea salt business Pacific Salt is about to expand

 Viewpoints from Aussie Cuisine AussieCuisine works towards representing the Australian gastronomic identity by also promoting passionate Aussie producers. Olsson’s is a long established, family-owned and operated specialist producer and is fast becoming the favoured salt in high-end restaurants in Australia. Britain’s Maldon salt and France’s Fleur de Sel de Guérande have a [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Produce|0 Comments