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Cooking with Bush Ingredients with Mark Olive

Cooking with bush ingredients, Mark Olive

Cooking with Bush Ingredients with Mark Olive

Join Houston’s Team Australia live from the kitchen on July 7 at 7pm CDT with renowned Indigenous chef and Bundjalung man Mark Olive, aka ‘The Black Olive’. Learn about Australian bush ingredients as we cook one of Mark’s dishes from ‘Australia: The Cookbook’, while Consul-General and Wemba Wemba and Gunditjmara descendant Benson Saulo chats to Mark about the growing recognition of native food and cuisine around the world.

Date and time: Wednesday 7 July at 7pm CDT (USA) | Thursday 8 July at 10am (AEST)
Participants: Mark Olive, ‘The Black Olive’, Benson Saulo, Australian Consul-General Houston, Melissa Hutchings, Australian Deputy Consul-General Houston.
Recipe: Chicken thighs in Pedro Ximenez with native thyme recipe : SBS Food (also in Australia: The Cookbook)
Ingredients: Taste of Australia Bush Food Shop (ships to the US)

Purchase Australia: The Cookbook (April 7, 2021; $49.95 US/ $59.95 CAN; Hardback)

About Mark Olive

Mark Olive, aka ‘The Black Olive’, has been a chef for over 25 years and has become a well known Australian celebrity with his charismatic style and creative approach to food, starring in his own television series ‘The Outback Cafe ’ and a host of cooking, lifestyle and travel shows nationally and globally. Mark’s passion for fusing native food and culture with contemporary lifestyle cooking has led to a huge international profile specialising in gourmet Australian Indigenous cuisine. Recently he’s been a celebrity judge alongside Dan Hong and Melissa Leong on the successful series on SBS The Chefs’ Line which brings home cooks and seasoned chefs together making some delicious dishes. 

In recent times, launched in November 2018, Mark is one of six chefs as part of a brand new 6 part series – The Good Cooks - launched on the SBS Food Network which has already captured the imagination of viewers with a fresh approach. They have taken six guest chefs out of their well equipped kitchen comfort zones and placed them in foreign lands to learn how the locals cook food, home grown or gathered from the local market.

Mark aka “The Black Olive” is an iconic ambassador for “Indigenous Food and Hospitality” with unique skills in development of gourmet food products.

Learn more about Mark Olive.