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9 treats to tick off your bush food bucket list

Check these beauties off your food bucket list at Taste of Kakadu, and learn more about the foods that have sustained Indigenous people for thousands of generations. Green ants A limey, zingy treat that’s not be missed – look out for these little flavour-bombs in some surprising places like cheesecake and gin. Taste them at Green ant gin tasting Cocktails at the Croc Green ant ice-cream | Image by Kakadu Kitchen

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Dine with a chef who likes to get messy

Indigenous chef Clayton Donovan like to mess things up – whether it’s entertaining diners with his genuinely warm and fun-loving spirit, or using his French chef’s training to create unique dining sensations. “My goal is to place my culture on top of things,” he says. “My culture and my cooking is unique – it’s not traditional. It’s my own style, my personal take on what I think I should be doing.

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5 bush foods to use at home

Bust out some new flavours in the kitchen without getting into a sweat. Crocodile Give a comforting pasta dish a lively shake-up - whip up a simple and delicious crocodile fettucine like this one by Zach Green. Photo by @zachskitchen via IG You can get crocodile from online store Something Wild, or search for specialty meat providers on Google and see what’s near you. Find out how Zach makes it here

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Meet the team behind Kakadu Kitchen

“We want to reconnect with our traditional diets and foods - replacing processed foods with locally- foraged bush foods and foods from our tropical food garden” Kakadu Kitchen launched at last year’s Taste of Kakadu festival, impressing guests with their modern bush food creations. At this year’s festival the pair will take guests on an exclusive four hour ‘Walk, Taste, Learn’ bush tucker tour at Murdudjurl Community (Patonga Homestead).

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