Posts Tagged ‘bush tomatoes

And now for brunch

Sep 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

And now for brunch

After this year’s Bushfood competition at the Desert Festival,  I’ve commenced a self-managed apprenticeship to the masterful cooks who plied delighted festival-goers with such a plethora of tastes, textures and new ways of thinking about food this year. I began on Sunday night with a slightly bodgied version of Hujjat Nadarajah’s victorious Bushtucka Bademjoon Persian roo and eggplant stew, foregoing the Quangdong Addas Poloh persian lentil quangdong rice Hujjat served it up ...Read more

A fine stew.

Sep 14, 2010 | 1 Comment

A fine stew.

The cool showery weather was perfectly timed for Hujjat Nadarajah’s winning entry in the wild food recipe competition of the Alice Springs Desert Festival on Sunday, but taste-wise it would have been just as impressive eaten in a sauna. Hujjat’s magnificent Bushtucka Bademjoon Persian roo & eggplant stew, served with Quandong Addas Poloh persian lentil quandong rice shared first prize with Miranda Sage’s Totally Wild Terrine. I didn’t get a chance to taste Miranda&#...Read more

Taming the bush tomato

Mar 16, 2010 | Discuss

Taming the bush tomato

Rainbow Valley is best known world-wide for its colourful, other-worldly sandstone escarpments. But in decades to come it may also be remembered as the place where an Australian fruit first discovered thousands of years ago moved on to another level. Bush tomatoes are one of the celebrities of the bush tucker world. Mostly used in specialty seed and spice mixes, sauces and chutneys, their journey onto the world’s tabletops is in its infancy, and is likely to be shaped by two things: the im...Read more