Meet your merchant

The faces behind Market Menu stalls across Australia have some interesting stories to tell.

After spotting a gap in the local South Australian French smallgoods market, Bastien Verslype and Katia Vincon founded the French artisan smallgoods store and patisserie.
These tropical pink and pearl oyster mushrooms, grown on the NSW south coast, are sustainably grown from waste products.
Head to Hobart’s Salamanca Market for Bruny Island oysters grown in the pristine waters off the coast of Tasmania.
The sweet tooths of Brisbane are sweet on, well, Sooo Sweet, a speciality dessert cafe that celebrates its owners’ Lebanese heritage
“A lot of Italians tell us that our product is more of the tradition they used to have many years ago than what they do now.”

Eight reasons to eat

Planning a weekend trip? Taste the towns in tow of Ainsley Harriott.

Adelaide’s dining scene is marked by a love of fresh, local produce and a pioneering spirit, perfectly exemplified by these eight eateries.
NSW’s third-largest city, Wollongong, is a multicultural hub decorated by the ocean, mountains and a long list of places to source delicious local produce, grown...
With its farmer’s markets bursting with some of the best produce in the country, trendy restaurants, and multicultural food festivals, the Tasmanian capital won’t...
Brisbane may be Australia’s third-biggest city but it doesn’t settle for bronze when it comes to quality food.
Head west from Melbourne for a seaside town filled with plenty of places to shop, snack and dine.

Cook the Market Menu

Spruce up your next summer mango smoothie with a pinch of cardamom and dash of rosewater.
Underripe green tomatoes hold together better than their red counterparts when fried. They also keep a pleasant savoury note and make a great vessel for shredded...
This delightful fish curry is light enough for warmer weather. You can use barramundi, monkfish, King George whiting or red snapper. A few prawns wouldn't hurt...
It's not that common in Western cooking to mix sweet and savoury but the soft texture and mild flavour of eggplant makes it surprisingly good for a sweet-savoury...
You'd be surprised how many fruits get better with a little grilling. These skewers make plain old watermelon a dessert-worthy dish.
You can't beat a simple dish of grilled mushrooms on toast. This would go great for breakfast with an egg ontop.
Who can resist anything crumbed, fried and topped with crunchy chilli, garlic and onion. Especially with the twang of a pickled cucumber underneath. 
Zucchini and eggplant offer the green and black components in this salad. They're balanced by the sweet and fresh hit from stonefruit and nashi pear. The recipe...
Apple Isle is an anecdotal name given to Tasmania as it was once a major producer and exporter of apples. It also references the state's shape, which loosely...
This curry is made with an interesting vegetable called kundru, it looks like a cucumber but unlike it's fresh, crunchy cousin this one gets cooked into curries...
These little green shots are great to serve to a crowd, but go down just as well in a tall glass to start the day.
Cassava is usually boiled or fried, but a light grill turns them into the perfect gluten-free base for these seasoned lamb patties. The recipe makes around 20...