Summer’s here. You can scent it on a warm breeze, see it in the bright hues of the season’s fruit and vegies and, even better, you can taste it too. What better time than this to make a foray out of your usual haunts to the gates of the farms where those delectable goodies grow?
Talinga Grove share their adaptation of Patrice’ Newell’s basic biscotti recipe from her book Tree to Table by adding a good dose of local produce including their own Extra Virgin Olive Oil plus Laucke Flour and Fryar’s Kangaroo Island free range eggs.
What we really love about eating local across the regions of South Australia is the huge variety on offer. We have just about every imaginable and indulgent ingredient available somewhere across the state, from the fresh-caught seafood of the coast to the hidden fruit bowls of the outback.
seed winehouse + kitchen they use amazing pork farmed out of Auburn in the Clare Valley by Eagle Sprit farm, who grow pigs to around 30kg. For this dish seed use the belly, rack and shoulder, the rest of the pig is used across their menu in terrines and smoked products.
Tusmore cafe and catering venue Rustic Gourmet share this delicious recipe for a savoury tart filled to the brim with local produce from Rohde’s, Beerenberg Farm, Udder Delights, Tweedvale, Maggie Beer and Bird in Hand.
Macro Meats Gourmet Game share this family-friendly meal of warmed spiced Paroo premium kangaroo salad with couscous, pumpkin, feta, mint and almond salad, and a hearty nutritious punch.
Isn’t it nice that South Australia’s caterers love the eat local ethos as much as our restaurant chefs? Because knowing you can buy something scrumptiously beautiful to eat, made from locally sourced produce, means we can feel extra good about supporting local producers, – even if we’re not the one in the apron.
Red Poles is the place to go when your soul needs food like this gorgeous Fleurieu snapper with squid ink risotto, micro-greens, corn custard and sriracha.
What better way to snuggle up through the last days of winter than to do it by cuddling up to a hearty meal? It’s easy to dine fine on South Australia’s best when you know where to find it. Winter says to us: fresh baked pastries, slow-cooked meats and beautiful seafood straight from the chilly seas.
We love cafes, don’t we? Wherever they are, there’s an enticing aroma of treats in store, perhaps a signature coffee or cake, and always the lure of a little time out. For us, the cherry on top of a café date is when the signature dishes showcase the local producers, and that’s exactly what these cafes are doing.
With great local brews and wines to warm the cockles of our hearts and fine regional foods to match, South Australia’s many fine cellar doors are a rich hunting ground. Not only will we find our long-established regional favourites there, but we might also find the next iconic South Australian product too.
Warm up this Winter with this delicious pizza starring local produce from top to bottom by Golding Wines starring Hay Valley Lamb and Udder Delights.
The fish mongers from Streaky Bay Marine Products are pretty lucky to have wives creating pies filled with local Eyre Peninsula seafood.
The breeze is brisk, the kitchen calls. It’s time to do a little retail therapy, foodie style. Happily, this is something South Australia does especially well. Even better, some of our gourmet retailers are to be found nestled in the prettiest parts of the state.
There’s something so relaxing about eating at the pub, isn’t there? Great food, a nice drop, no fuss. It’s a recipe for good times. Given South Australia’s brewing and distilling industries got cracking when the first British settlement here was barely more than a toddler, it’s no surprise our state has lots to offer.