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Australian bushfoods - is it fusion, frisson or a true Australian Cuisine? The Bush Tucker man is seen to have started it all - but his culinary expertise rarely rose above bush-basic. In fact, Les Hiddens didn’t really initiate the great white interest in bushfoods - there were many pioneers who preceded him with lower profiles, more sensible hats and an eye for haute cuisine. Odd sorts who ran around the bush tasting and talking and testing, bothering chefs with weird and unheard-of foods, sampling, cooking, blending and spreading the word to a largely uninterested world. Wild food, bush tucker, bushfood, Oz tucker - call it what you will - the unique flavours, textures and aromas of our Australian native plants are finding their way out of the bush and into restaurants around the country and the world.