Top Australian chef champions kangaroo meat, zero waste and eating bark

One Australian chef is leading a new generation of cooks towards a more sustainable future by promoting the use of indigenous ingredients.

In the middle of Australia’s Yarra Valley, Matt Stone ladles steaming hot kangaroo tail soup into a glass. The rich, salty broth is just one of the uses he advocates for the most sustainable protein in Australia, a country that has an estimated three kangaroos for every person. The chef is here giving visiting 50 Best cooks David Thompson and Richard Ekkebus a glimpse of what his country’s natural larder has to offer.

“Using kangaroo is a no brainer,” says Stone, who leads the restaurant at Oakridge winery in Coldstream, Victoria. “It’s lean, it’s healthy, it’s abundant. Why aren’t we eating more of it?”

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