The South Coast of New South Wales is a spectacular and unspoilt corner of Australia. The serene stretch from Kiama to Eden holds a wealth of stunning natural landscapes – from the pristine sands of Jervis Bay, to clearwater inlets and estuaries and the dense temperate scrub of the Gulaga hinterland. Rocky points, sweeping beaches, and coastal harbours attract visitors from far and wide.
South Coast lovers earnestly support local food from the land and the sea, and the quality of the produce from this rich country has become internationally recognised. There’s been proliferation of farmer’s markets in every region, with locals and visitors passionately supporting these small-scale, sustainable practices. People have direct relationships with their growers – they know them by name and know that each and every week, their pantries will be filled with the highest quality produce, direct from the source.
This abundance of quality produce has always made the South Coast a dining destination for many. The chefs of the region utilise the plentiful ingredients of the ocean and the land – constantly pursuing new ideas in their kitchens, challenging themselves to cook exciting dishes that make their local harvest shine. A culinary trip through the region sees so many great restaurants – run by dedicated people who love where they’re from and the great food culture they’re surrounded by.
South Coast Photography
Quality photography is so important to us. To share a story through an image, we rely on experience and creativity to bring food and landscapes to life. If you’re a chef, a restaurateur, a producer, or just love promoting your region – Quicksand Food can help bring your business to life with professional food, interior, landscape, or lifestyle photography. If you would like to purchase any official Quicksand images, please get in touch via the contact page of the website.
Books from this region:
The South Coast Cookbook 2 (2015)
The second iteration of this sold out publication, The South Coast Cookbook 2 (2015) is a vivid journey into Australia's iconic coastal food culture. With recipes and features from some of the South Coast’s best chefs, local producers and South Coast food Ambassadors including Rick Stein and Paul West – there is a recipe for everyone in this 200-page, hardcover food journey from Kiama to Eden.Add to cart $39.95
The South Coast Cookbook (2008)
The original South Coast Cookbook is the first exploration of the exciting culinary industry of this picturesque seaside strip of of New South Wales. Featuring 33 recipes from some of the South Coasts’ favourite chefs and stunning regional photography – The South Coast Cookbook captures the food, landscape and lifestyle of the South Coast circa 2008.Add to cart $9.95