Bush Tukka Guide by Samantha Martin


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Australia has a remarkable wealth of bush foods - from honey ants to billy goat plums, mountain bush pepper to mangrove snails... and for centuries, Australia's Aboriginal people have known about the buffet of foods this sunburnt country has to offer. 

Samantha Martin, the "Bush Tukka Woman" portrays her knowledge and love of bush tukka through detailed descriptions of how and where to source each plant or animal species.

In addition, she also shares her favourite bush tukka recipes which includes lemon myrtle slow-cooked kangaroo and caramelised cluster figs with ice-cream. The book is packed with fascinating information, and it's a must-have for anyone interested in unearthing Australia's remarkable bush tukka.

Samantha Martin is a descendant of the Kija and Jaru tribes from the east Kimberley region of Western Australia. She was born into a long line of traditional hunters and gatherers and had the opportunity to learn from her family about how to eat off the land and surrounding waters. Samantha understands the nutritional properties and diversity of Australian bush foods and she now wants to help others introduce native foods into their kitchens. She is also passionate about sharing her knowledge of basic survival skills, including how to hunt, prepare and cook bush foods. Samantha is famously known as the "Bush Tukka Woman" and her four-part documentary 'My Bush Tukka Adventures' with Samantha Martin has been screened on SBS/NITV for the past six years.