Australian native foods are on the rise both at home and abroad. Spices such as Pepperberry and Kunzea, long known to indigenous Tasmanians, are beginning to appear in leading restaurants all around the world.
Australian native ingrediens are valued by chefs for their exquisite new flavors and aromas.
Bush spices are also increasingly recognised for their superior nutritional qualities and versatility of use. It is perhaps surprising that they are not a staple in every Australian kitchen!
At Wild Pepper Isle we want to raise awareness of these fantastic flavors and bring a little piece of the Tasmanian wilderness into kitchens throughout Australia.
Mountain pepper leaf is a versatile and uniquely flavourful herb that we use almost daily in the kitchen. Casseroles, stir-fries, pasta dishes, baking…. Plus it adds a wonderful dimension to cookies! The aroma is pure Tassie bush itself! Fresh, herbal, crisp, slightly sweet eucalyptus that will have you reminiscing about those great hiking trips in the… Continue reading Tasmanian Pepper Leaf
Lemon Myrtle is a beautiful Australian shrub found in wet coastal areas of New South Wales and Queensland. It grows up to 3 metres high, with graceful hanging branches of soft green leaves. The clusters of cream feathery flowers occur in Autumn, creating a spectacular fragrant display. Lemon myrtle is more lemony than lemons! Lemon… Continue reading Lemon Myrtle
If you like liquorice then you will LOVE Aniseed Myrtle. This Australian native spice imparts a lovely aniseed / liquorice scent and flavour to your food and is a great addition to tea, syrups, dressings, baking, desserts and sauces. We use Aniseed Myrtle along with Tasmanian Pepperberry in our Zing Chai Botanical name: Syzygium anisatum Common name: Anise… Continue reading Aniseed Myrtle
Roasted ground wattleseed has a beautiful nutty, mild coffee flavour and aroma that allows for a diverse use in the kitchen. It lends itself well to both sweet and savoury dishes as described below. Delicious when used to flavour chocolate, cheesecakes, icecream or other desserts. Try using it in a satay sauce! A great savoury spice… Continue reading Wattleseed