This gloriously illustrated coffee table cookbook is not only a recipe book of first rate recipes, it is also a story of our nation's history both indigenous and western societies. Not the traditional bush tucker type recipe book at all, it has sophisticated mouth watering recipes with exquisite photography which is both gorgeous and unique.Andrew Dwyer has a passion for food and traveling and combining both loves, he runs expeditions through Australia's heartland from Adelaide up through the Flinders Rangers to Birdsville, crossing the Simpson Desert and traverses some of the most remote, spectacular landscape in Australia. The recipes not only work superbly well in Outback Australia but also can be transferred to the home kitchen with ease. The book also gives practical advice for outback travelers, including food & sundry items, what to pack, how to pack it, the best equipment, how to store and carry it. There is also excellent pullout boxes and stories amongst the recipes which give histories of certain areas in Australia. Recipes herein include the Simpson Desert, Oodnadatta Track, Coober Pedy, Adelaide, Uluru, Port Augusta, Longreach QLD, Birdsville Track.The histories are also of some of the colourful characters that inhabited outback Australia including Burke & Wills, Madman Dan, the bushrangers, villains, heroes, explorers and stations including the famous Kidman station (yes, related to Nicole Kidman)The book has cross-over appeal to four wheel drivers, bushwalkers, adventurers and campers with mainstream tourist and traveler appeal.
Accompanied by stunning photography by John Hay, a leading food photographer who has worked extensively in the industry for publications such as "Gourmet Traveller", "Qantas Inflight", and Stephanie Alexander's cookbooks. It also has an excellent and informative glossary.
Publisher: Melbourne University Press