Catch up on Ainsley's Australia

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

Transform a plain fillet steak into these flavour-packed grilled beef lollipops. Wrap in cos lettuce leaves with a squeeze of lemon to serve. 
Melty mozzarella wrapped in smoked ham, with fresh figs. You'll be whacking hands away to pick one of these up off the plate. This recipe is for a canape, so...
Abalone can be intimidating to cook with but just treat them like fresh squid and don't overcook! These are simply fried in a coconut crumb and make excellent...
Drop scones are not as unfamiliar as you think. They're also called pikelets and their petit size means eating a high stack is far more achievable than with its...
These make great ice breakers for a cocktail party. You could also serve them in a tall glass as a welcome drink.
This luscious layered dessert is equal parts simple and delicious. It can be made ahead so it's perfect for entertaining! 
Jerk seasoning is not just exclusive to chicken and the fresh watermelon in this recipe balances out all that heavy spice and charring. The recipe is designed as...