Chef and co-owner of one of the world’s best restaurants has recreated modern food trends by using food native to Australia.
Danish chef and co-owner of Noma in Denmark, Rene Redzepi, first visited Australia three years ago with a complete ignorance of Australian native food. However, after experiencing the taste of some of the native food, he now craves it and has foraged it to use in his dishes.
This has led to a trend by Australian chefs, such as Neil Perry and Kylie Kwong, to use native foods in their own signature dishes.
Australian bartenders Byron Woolfrey and Christopher Thomas have also followed suit, picking riberries off lilly pilly trees before the birds get to them to serve in their cocktails.
Native foods have not just been used for cooking, but are also known for their healing effects.
Redzepi will be returning to Australia in October for the Good Food Month, which is Australia’s biggest festival of food. It will have national and international-renowned chefs and popular restaurants in attendance.