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Putting a contemporary spin on Australian bushfoods

Visit Ballarat

01 Sep 2022

Filed underMade of Ballarat

A store showcasing the finest of Australian bushfood products and ingredients is growing in popularity in Buninyong.

Located in a historic cellar, Saltbush Kitchen is designed to showcase both the beauty of the Australian environment and the vibrancy of native bushfoods. 

Owner and creator Brigid Corcoran has spent years tasting and experimenting with bushfoods, developing ways to deliver them in a contemporary setting. 

“Bushfoods are a seamless part of my table,” Brigid said. “Steak is always cooked with pepperberry, my roast spuds are saturated in mountain pepper and, when sitting in the backyard in summer, I enjoy a glass of champagne and strawberry gum.” 

Saltbush Kitchen is all about easy tasty Australian flavour with Australian bushfoods. Enjoy an immersive sensory experience to smell and taste Australian bushfoods and discover easy ways to enjoy bushfoods in your own home. Stop by the store in Buninyong for tastings and be inspired with free recipes. In addition to the Saltbush Kitchen range of salt, spice rubs and bushfood spices, you’ll find an extensive range of bushfood products including oils, condiments, fresh plants and bush jams. 

Explore the epic flavours of the Australian landscape with Saltbush Kitchen’s new tasting experience Taste the Australian Bush. Discover bushfood herbs and spices, dive into your own bushfood tasting plate, browse the Saltbush product range, and learn easy ways to introduce bushfoods into your own cooking.

Saltbush Kitchen is open Thursday to Sunday between 10am and 4pm in Commercial St, Buninyong (down the lane off Warrenheip St). The two-hour tasting experience runs on Saturdays from September 2022 – January 2023, as part of the spring-summer Made of: Ballarat Experiences series. 

Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.