Author(s): Lily Alice
Australia's unique native ingredients boast nutritional and medicinal benefits that cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. From the Kakadu plum with its unmatched vitamin C content, to Bunya nuts that contain natural antibacterial properties, knowledge of these superfoods has been passed down in Aboriginal cultures for thousands of years. This book features 40 of Australia's most interesting and beneficial bush superfoods, with beautiful illustrations and information on where they grow, traditional Indigenous uses, nutritional benefits, and advice on how to use them in your home kitchen. Following this information is a signature plant-based recipe utilising each key superfood, together with stunning photography. No matter whether you live in the city or the outback, these recipes will help you to celebrate Australia's culinary bounty in a fresh and modern way.
Melbourne-born Lily Alice grew up in Alice Springs, the heart of Australia, where she went on bush tucker trips with her dad, Toly, and the Anmatyerr ladies from the Utopia community north-east of Alice Springs. They would set out in an earth-smelling, red-dusted troopy and return home with bundles of bush potato (anatye), witchetty grubs (tyarpe) and bush tomato (akayterre). Lily created the botanical illustrations throughout the book.
Thomas O’Quinn was born and educated in Melbourne. It was through a scholastic journey of trial and error, including a brief stint as a landscape gardener, that Thomas found his way to Grenadi School of Design. He spent four years juggling study, full-time work, and writing and performing as a singer/songwriter, graduating with a Diploma of Graphic Design in 2016.