From turning up the heat with exotic chillies to the ubiquitous and ultimately rewarding rise of sourdough, readers share their ingredients of the year
- Read part 1 of the list, including Kylie Kwong, Andrew McConnell and Gay Bilson, here
- Read part 2, featuring Stephanie Alexander, Peter Gilmore, Bruce Pascoe and others here
Discovering – or rediscovering – the joy of cooking has been one of the few bright spots of a year spent largely at home. We asked 43 of Australia’s leading chefs, cookbook authors and bloggers to share their favourite ingredient of the year. Their answers ranged from the humble and comforting (flour, mince, red lentils) to ingeniously umami (kombu, chilli bean curd, prawn oil), with native Australian ingredients also making many a No 1 spot (wattleseed, karkalla, cunjim winyu).
Now it’s our readers’ turn to share their finds.