When Noma came to Australia, the Scandis beat us at our own game: showing us what’s possible with native Australian ingredients. Right now it seems like the future of Australian food – from finger limes to abalone – has been growing in our own backyards, just waiting to be foraged.
Of course, Indigenous Australians were cultivating bushfood tens of thousands of years before René Redzepi came along. For many Indigenous communities, bushfoods are totemic and essential – not a gourmet fad. Now, the "cool factor" is leading to cases of cultural appropriation, and even the exploitation of some Indigenous people.
Time Out are giving away a pass for you and three friends to a talk on this burgeoning culinary issue. To enter, simply sign up to the Time Out Newsletter (your ultimate social planner) before 10am, September 30.
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