A wonderful window into life on the land in Australia – as it was and as it is now. For decades, early settlers had to rely on what was at hand in the supply shed – there were no corners stores or supermarkets! Recipes for cooking bread, damper, various birds, beef and bandicoot (!) snakes (!!) and various seafoods, as well as a large helping of indigenous wisdom in the gathering of food and its preparation. A handbook of Australian ingredients, all natural, and how to use them to the best advantage. Illustrated by Vane.