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Karkalla at Home: Native foods & everyday recipes for connecting to Country

Murdoch Books

Karkalla at Home: Native foods & everyday recipes for connecting to Country


Experience the incredible wealth of First Nations foods in everyday recipes for home cooks and families.

Welcome to Karkalla At Home, a please-use-me cookbook that brings Australia's incredible bounty of native foods into your kitchen. Chef, author and proud Bundjalung woman Mindy Woods features stories and profiles on more than 40 of the continent's most readily available native ingredients, including the iconic macadamia, citruses, berries, plums, myrtles and seeds, coastal greens and succulents, and a host of exceptional native seafood. Connect to Country with more than 110 easy and inspiring recipes, including everything from breakfasts and weeknight mains to special occasion centrepieces, along with a vibrant array of drinks and desserts. Featuring photography shot on Bundjalung land by Rob Palmer and artwork and illustrations from First Nations designer Jenna Lee, this gorgeous hardback celebrates the gifts from Country.

Karkalla is the beautiful coastal succulent that chef, author and proud Bundjalung woman Mindy Woods was first taught to pick as a child, and it's also the name of her award-winning, native ingredient–driven restaurant and culinary experience based in Byron Bay.
'The essence of Australia.' – Bruce Pascoe
About the author
Mindy Woods is a woman of the Widjabul Wiabul and Nyangbal clans, Bundjalung Nation (Northern NSW), best known for her native ingredient–driven restaurant Karkalla Byron Bay – which evolved into the cultural and culinary experience Karkalla on Country in 2024 – and her two seasons on Masterchef: 2012 (season 4, Andy Allen's season), where she came 4th; and 2022, where in the 'Fans and Favourites' edition, she championed First Nations cooking and was a fan favourite with her engaging and warm approach to inviting Australians to celebrate the country's incredible array of native foods. She is a member of the 2023 Indigenous Entrepreneur Program with Food Futures/Charles Sturt University and is the former CEO of Lotus Dining Group in Sydney. She lives in Northern Rivers, NSW.

Mindy Woods
Published September 2024
256 pages 
240mm x 190mm
ISBN 9781761500138

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