RENE Redzepi, the world’s best restaurant owner, visits South Australian Flinders Ranges to meet the Coulthard family, a local Aboriginal community who have developed the Iga Warta community. Local bush food underpins the tourist centre of this family run business. Redzepi was there to forage for the local bush foods and get a better understanding of why Australian bush foods have not been so successful. Redzepi uses local traditional Danish foods in his Copenhapen restaurant. The Coulthard family are members of the Adnyamathanha traditional owners local indigenous group. Also accompanying him are Damien Styles, head chef of Mission Australia’s Melbourne restaurant “Charcoal Lane” and Andrew Fielke of Tukeroo. The philosophy of Mission Australia’s restaurant “Charcoal Lane is to provide work experience, hospitality training and a supportive environment for Aboriginal people. Andrew Fielke has been developing his passion in Australia’s native food resources since 1985. This has led him to become a leader in developing a “Creative Native Australian Cuisine”.
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Iga Warta involves Adnyamathanha traditional owners taking visitors on ochre pit, plant, hunting and food tours and providing overnight accommodation. Watch ABC Stateline program in South Australia about Redzepi’s visit to South Australia.