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Although a little repetitive, this is a great book and an easy read for those keen on expanding their knowledge and use of native ingredients.There is much discussion as to why Australian foods have taken so long to get on to our plates and into our kitchen gardens much of it put down to racism and cultural cringe It is certainly something of a conundrum, given the longstanding popularity of drought resistant native plants in our gardens..Newton takes a good look at some of the history of nat Although a little repetitive, this is a great book and an easy read for those keen on expanding their knowledge and use of native ingredients.There is much discussion as to why Australian foods have taken so long to get on to our plates and into our kitchen gardens much of it put down to racism and cultural cringe It is certainly something of a conundrum, given the longstanding popularity of drought resistant native plants in our gardens..Newton takes a good look at some of the history of native ingredient use, those who have been championing the cause and each chapter cleverly closes with a couple of quite accessible recipes There is a list of the most commonly used ingredients at the back of the book, plus a section on useful contacts for purchases orinformation.These foods are clearly a bit of a no brainer and extraordinarily high in nutrients so anything that helps get the word out is a winner as far as I m concerned A great introduction for someone who didn t know anything about foods that are native to Australia Definitely written by a journalist, some of the referencing and sources didn t have me convinced in parts, but it was certainly educational There is a great appendix at the end of high yield foods or ones that you might actually be able to procure and start using. Interesting perspective on why we ve been so slow to take up native Australian foods possibly food racism as Newton claims, certainly cultural cringe The popularity of macadamias only after we imported them from Hawaii although once we acquired a taste for them we accepted homegrown is a good case in point.Kuranga Native Nursery in outer Melbourne seems to be quite successful selling native plants and serving native inspired food in its Paperbark Cafe We ve bought native food plants from Interesting perspective on why we ve been so slow to take up native Australian foods possibly food racism as Newton claims, certainly cultural cringe The popularity of macadamias only after we imported them from Hawaii although once we acquired a taste for them we accepted homegrown is a good case in point.Kuranga Native Nursery in outer Melbourne seems to be quite successful selling native plants and serving native inspired food in its Paperbark Cafe We ve bought native food plants from there but have found that they re actually, very very hard to grow Our Illawarra Plum is struggling as is our macadamia We re having a bitluck with our lilly pilly and warrigal greens Could the difficulty growing them partially explain the lack of popularity By the end of the book I did find it became a bit repetitive, which lost it a star Each chapter includes recipes and there is a good index, bibliography and list of useful contacts A useful text for anyone who has access to and an interest in utilising native foods of Australia.Just one big tip Don t miss out on sampling finger limes if you get the chance They re an awesome citrus burst Brilliant book with great insights Very thought provoking Fascinating and compellingI rarely read non fiction but I m becoming increasingly aware of horrifying gaps or outright historical falsehoods in my own knowledge of Australia This book was fast paced, lingering only on some delicious recipes which I m dying to try out. |Free Kindle ☧ The Oldest Foods on Earth: A History of Australian Native Foods with Recipes ♍ This is a book about Australian food, the unique flora and fauna that nourished the Aboriginal peoples of this land for over years It is because European Australians have hardly ever touched these foods for overyears that I am writing this book We celebrate cultural and culinary diversity, yet shun the foods that grew here before white settlers arrived We love superfoods from remote, exotic locations, yet reject those that grow in our own land In this, the most important of his books, John Newton boils down these paradoxes by arguing that if we are what you eat, we need to eat different foods, foods that will attune us to the this land Essential reading for anyone interested in bush tucker foods of Australia.