There is little wonder that the Margaret River Region is a paradise to visitors from our neighbouring countries.
Pristine beaches, expansive and untouched wilderness, world class wineries and incredible produce; all only a few hours flight away from the densely populated cities of South East Asia. At least 47 percent of international visitors to Western Australia are from Asia, and unsurprisingly many of these return with a piece of their heart left here. Luckily, a number of culinary masters have decided to take the leap and settle down in the South West of Australia. Leaving the familiar sights, smells and tastes of home and relocating to a country town can seem daunting, but the incredible power of food has helped these stovetop artisans settle into Margaret River life.
Food brings individuals, families and communities together. It has an almost magical way of unifying people, no matter what the circumstance. Christmas day might be rife with family tensions running high; but by the time that last bite of turkey is eaten and the pavlova is on its way out, all is forgotten. Right? Well, most of the time.
Cassandra Charlick sat down at the table with some of the region’s most loved food personalities, to find out how they discovered Margaret River and how life here has developed their flare in the kitchen and approach to the spice drawer.