Canberra is a place of contrasts. A ‘Bush Capital’ half-way between the peaks of the Snowy's and the shores of the South Coast, with icy winter winds and torrid summer sun. Tower cranes shifting materials for the next big development are a common sight above the eucalypts that divide the city’s streets and landmarks.
The white-collar professionals who flock to the capital for jobs provide constant work for tradespeople of all descriptions. The tranquil shores of Lake Burley Griffin are lined with the most important structures in Australia; epicentres of art, politics, science, justice, culture and history. Canberra is also a place where families can spend time together, without the distractions of big-city living. It is these contrasts: the people, the landscapes, the lifestyle and the seasons that have shaped Canberra’s vibrant food culture.
Situated in the bush; Canberra is surrounded by an abundance of local producers. Beef, olives, truffles, lamb, world class wines, and a huge number of fruits, vegetables and other delicacies are grown, produced and packed just a stone’s throw from the heart of the Capital. These goods are revered by Canberra’s food loving residents. And also by its chefs, who pride themselves on using this fresh, seasonal, local produce.
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Books from this region:
The Capital Cookbook 3
Home to a bustling local food culture cultivated by chefs, producers, business owners and a food-loving public, Canberra's food culture is amongst Australia's finest. Take a journey through this vibrant culinary landscape in the third edition of the Capital Cookbook, featuring recipes from the region's 50 best chefs and producers.Add to cart $39.95
The Capital Cookbook II
Admired for its landmarks and the serene bushland that surrounds it, Canberra is also home to a vibrant food culture. The Capital Cookbook II (2014) is an eclectic mix of 50 recipes from 28 of Canberra’s best chefs, an insight into the Capital’s rapidly evolving – and increasingly revered –culinary scene.Add to cart $9.95
The Capital Cookbook
One of the first regional cookbook’s of its kind – The Capital Cookbook (2004) offers insight into the budding food culture of the Canberra District. With recipes from Canberra institutions past and present – the book is a nostalgic reflection on the capital’s now booming culinary industry.