The ‘culinary racism’ that kept indigenous foods off the menu

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Bush tucker, Alice Springs

When white settlers arrived in Australia they brought their own food and ignored the indigenous cuisine. Although such bush foods, bred in harsh conditions over centuries, have been proved to be nutritionally rich, they really didn’t make it onto menus until the last couple of decades. Now being sought after by top chefs they still aren’t readily available to the average shopper and cook.

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