16:58 06 August 2010
Food and wine is an integral part of Australia's coveted lifestyle. Whether you're in the mood for a perfectly cooked, fresh-off-the-grass steak that won't fit on the plate, Asian-fusion modern cuisine stacked in elegant nouveau style, a racy Riesling with mud crab (caught yourself), or a crocodile sausage with wattle seed sauce Australia is the place!
Food, wine and all the in-betweens are a serious passion for Aussies who have learnt the techniques, then bent the traditional rules to create impressive wines, spirits, beers and a cuisine all of their own, and international successes include a booming wine industry, boutique beers, meats, fish and cheeses.
There's nothing quite like a visit to the markets to get the flavour of Australia, feel the pulse of a city, see the colours and characters of a place and get a sense of its heritage.
Join the locals as they shop and see the hustle and bustle of a working market at Adelaide's Central Market. It's a showcase for some of South Australia's distinctive produce such as seafood, sausages and olive oils from the Barossa Valley and brie from Kangaroo Island.
It's a gourmet haven crammed with cheeses, charcuterie, pasta sauces, breads, preserves and fish.
All the ingredients for the delicious prawn and squid ink pasta dish as seen in this video can be found at the market, but even if you can't get over there yourself there's a thing or two you can learn in our quick recipe guide below:
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