First Nations Food Companion Cookbook

First Nations Food Companion: How to buy, cook, eat and grow Indigenous Australian ingredients. A groundbreaking celebration of the most accessible and popular Australian native ingredients and their uses in the everyday home kitchen.

We know more about pine nuts than bunya nuts, kale than warrigal greens, but there's an edible pantry of unique flavours that First Nations people have been making the most of long before anyone came up with the word 'foodie'.

Welcome to a food-lover's guidebook to the First Foods of this continent. Including an informative guide to more than 60 of the most accessible Indigenous ingredients, including their flavour profiles, along with tips for how to buy, grow and store them.

After that, 100 delicious recipes: all featuring native ingredients, and including tips for substituting regular pantry ingredients where needed - including Bush-Tomato Cheese on Toast, Anise Myrtle and Macadamia Poached Chicken, Myrtle Tea Cake, Quandong and Davidson's Plum Iced Vovos and more. Plus features and recipes for an Indigenous medicine garden, as well as how to set up your pantry and freezer, and the best places to find native ingredients in shops and online.


'This book brings ancient foods into the modern kitchen. Every page is full of fascination. A walk in the bush will never be the same.' Bruce Pascoe

Recipes

List of First Nations Food Companion Recipes 

Take a sneak peak at some of the recipes here.

  • Lilli pilly cordial p. 68
  • Pickled quandongs p. 66
  • Herby ice pops p. 100
  • Wattella p. 106
  • Bunya nut risotto with bush green pesto p. 114
  • Boonjie tamarind and macadamia noodle salad p. 180
  • Kangaroo lasagne p. 220
  • Barra burger with bush tartare sauce p. 200
  • Myrtle tea cake p. 80
  • Strawberry gum, cherry and riberry tapioca trifle p. 132
  • Muntrie & quandong jelly slice p. 192
  • Beetroot, chocolate & wattleseed cake p. 228


Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction

Ingredients guide
Stock your pantry
Flavour wheel

Spice
Herbal
Nutty
Fruity
Medicine garden
Floral
Citrus
Marine
Earthy

Stockists
Featured Artists
Acknowledgments
Index

 

About this Book

Written by Damien Coulthard and Rebecca Sullivan.

ISBN: 9781922351883
ISBN-10: 1922351881
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Available: 5th October 2022
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 19.0

 

Our products are all made in Australia from 100% locally sourced, seasonal and wild harvested produce.

Warndu means good in the Adnyamathanha language. 

Our mission is to REGENERATE culture, community, tradition, health and our soils. Every product we make includes one or more Australian Native ingredients. 

In our efforts to be zero waste and plastic free, and with the changes to recycling in Australia, we will be phasing out all plastic bags. For now you may receive your spices, teas and home products in either black, white or clear plastic, and once that is all gone our amazing new compostable plant-based packaging will be what you will receive products in.
Thanks for your patience and understanding whilst we endeavour to tread lightly on your yarta (land).

To maintain Warndu taste we keep smaller quantities on hand of our Australian Natives, it takes us a little while to dry, roast or grind them to make. We aim to send all orders within ten days of receiving them.

Australia Wide

◎ We send by tracked standard Australia Post and offer Express Post.  With Express Post please be aware that we still require 3-10 days for packing from the time of order. This allows us to blend products and keep up with the volume of orders. Express Post speeds up the AusPost delivery time only. 

◎ We offer free delivery over $100 when you enter the code FREESHIP at checkout.

◎ Delivery cost is by weight i.e.

◦ $12 for a book, spices or teas 
◦ Up to $25 for a larger order

◎ Due to our hand blending and keeping products as fresh as possible, items may take 7-10 days to prepare, and then send from the Clare Valley. There has been delays due to border closures. We generally send items on Tuesdays. 

International Shipping and Currencies

◎ We ship worldwide and accept other currencies. 

◎ We send standard postage with Australia post prices range from $28 AUD - $100 AUD with a maximum of 5 kilos.

Customer Reviews

Based on 33 reviews
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Annie

Arrived on time, beautiful photography and as a gift I’m sure the recipient will love it

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Stephanie

Present for a young friend who loved it. Great resource.

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Kellie Cochran
Beautiful book, amazing customer service

I ordered this book as a gift for my husband. He absolutely loves it and can't wait to get started cooking his way through the entire thing. I can't praise the customer service at Warndu enough, though. My order was processed so quickly and even came with a lovely personalized note, that I didn't even have to ask for! Thank you all so much for everything. If you're thinking about ordering this book, do it now!

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Kat Rossiter
A beautiful resource

This book is full of delicious recipes with gorgeous photos that I'm actually likely to cook at home. The best part is all the information on bush foods - such a treasure trove of things I'd love to plant! I'm already planning to plant some in our new yard, to put to good use with the recipes from this cookbook.

Thank you for your kind review and YAY get planting. Welcome to Warndu. With Love and Lemon myrtle

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Gail Oppy
My new go to cook book

I ordered this book - it is a beautiful book - a quality book and the information inside the book is concise and informative - there are even a few ingredients that I already have in the garden and can start using - I love this book and love the recipes - I am so glad I ordered this book and it arrived so quickly as well.

Customer Reviews

Based on 33 reviews
97%
(32)
0%
(0)
3%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
A
Annie

Arrived on time, beautiful photography and as a gift I’m sure the recipient will love it

S
Stephanie

Present for a young friend who loved it. Great resource.

K
Kellie Cochran
Beautiful book, amazing customer service

I ordered this book as a gift for my husband. He absolutely loves it and can't wait to get started cooking his way through the entire thing. I can't praise the customer service at Warndu enough, though. My order was processed so quickly and even came with a lovely personalized note, that I didn't even have to ask for! Thank you all so much for everything. If you're thinking about ordering this book, do it now!

K
Kat Rossiter
A beautiful resource

This book is full of delicious recipes with gorgeous photos that I'm actually likely to cook at home. The best part is all the information on bush foods - such a treasure trove of things I'd love to plant! I'm already planning to plant some in our new yard, to put to good use with the recipes from this cookbook.

Thank you for your kind review and YAY get planting. Welcome to Warndu. With Love and Lemon myrtle

G
Gail Oppy
My new go to cook book

I ordered this book - it is a beautiful book - a quality book and the information inside the book is concise and informative - there are even a few ingredients that I already have in the garden and can start using - I love this book and love the recipes - I am so glad I ordered this book and it arrived so quickly as well.

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