G'day - Name's Dave Freer, I'm an ex-Ichthyologist turned Fantasy and SF writer from South Africa, now settled on Flinders Island, TAS. I'm a self-sufficiency believer and that naturally means sustainable foraging where possible (I'm afraid I'm not a total indigenous foods guy -- I'd rather eat invasives, and have no qualms about using exotic/imported products to get the best out of the food.) I like exploring traditional methods and foods, but fitting them to modern materials, tastes and ethics. I've done a lot a lot of foraging back in the old country, and we had some similarity of marine ecosystems. Land, however is whole new ball-park. So far Australia has been one magnificent, exciting, wonderful gastronomic adventure, and I'm looking forward to learning a lot more here. I do know a little about fish and marine foods in general, and I have worked as professional chef at a couple of up-market eco-tourism lodges, so I can sort of cook too.
The saga so far is on http://flindersfreer.blogspot.com/
- if you're curious.