‘MasterChef’ has called in one of Australia’s culinary big guns for Best Of The Best Week.
Scottish-born chef Jock Zonfrillo is the man behind Adelaide’s Orana — a revered institution that was voted Restaurant Of The Year in this year’s Good Food Guide.
Orana is all about showcasing native ingredients and working with Indigenous communities around Australia to harvest the best of the best produce that you probably wouldn’t find at your local supermarket.
Think Warrigal greens, Moreton Bay fig shoots, lemon myrtle, Bunya nuts and Tasmanian mountain pepper. The type of beautiful, flavour-packed ingredients that have been used by the world’s oldest surviving culture for thousands of years that don’t often make it on to restaurant menus.
Our ‘MasterChef’ top 10 will be assigned one Indigenous ingredient to feature in their dish — the most impressive will help put one contestant in the running for a shiny immunity pin.
“It’s nice to see amateur chefs using indigenous ingredients which they haven’t seen before and I was surprised at how well they cooked with them,” Zonfrillo told 10 daily of the ‘MasterChef’ challenge.