In 2012, a little slice of the outback made its way to the Central Market. Richard Gunner, of Feast! Fine Foods, set up Something Wild to connect city dwellers with the country, via the plate.
Kangaroo and crocodile are the quintessential Australian meats, but Something Wild takes things further. When available, Gunner suggests the magpie goose, or a nice bit of camel.
Gunner knows unfamiliar meat can be a bit startling for first timers – Something Wild doesn’t just lop off a chunk and wrap it up for you. It’s a normal butcher with extraordinary produce.
For newbies to outback game, tackle a sampler: a giant kebab featuring six meats and native greens, or game sausages spiced with Australian herbs. For those with a little more courage, take on a cut of Paroo Premium Kangaroo. If you’re not sure how to handle your chosen meat, the chatty staff is great at recommending recipes, marinades and sides.
Aside from home cooks and Adelaide’s best restaurants, Gunner supplies to visiting legends. Both Heston Blumenthal (The Fat Duck) and Rene Redzepi (Noma) have thrown their support behind Something Wild produce as the most visceral way to taste Australia.