Food that’s at its absolute best can change dramatically depending on your location. What’s in season in Melbourne can be quite different to Tasmania.
We could say, ‘bananas are in season,’ but if you're in Tasmania, bananas are rarely in season. Look from a local perspective when you’re shopping for seasonal produce.
I try to look at local delicacies that are in season in particular regions. A great way to figure this out, again, is by going to farmers' markets or fancy food fairs, where you start to get to know what unique foods grow in those areas.
Finger limes, for instance, are a traditional bush food in a particular part of south east Queensland, where I'm from. Finger limes are an incredible ingredient – often compared to caviar because of their unusual texture – and can top anything from salmon fillets to tacos. I like using them in spritzers – you can find some of my favourite recipes here. If you’re not sure what grows in your area, talk to your grocer. It will undoubtedly inspire you to expand your repertoire when entertaining this summer.