Bonne Maman Conserve (Blueberry and Lilly Pilly)

Bonne MamanOne of the fringe benefits of writing a food blog is not so much the invitations and opportunities that arise from it, but occasionally finding one  that similarly resonates with your identity. Bonne Maman, unapologetically French in its pitch and style, yet quirky enough to create a conserve using the unique qualities of a native Australian bush fruit, instantly appealed to me. Sourcing the Lilly Pilly in sufficient quantity and quality was one challenge, but finding the right balance to showcase it was another. Enter Jude Mayall, renowned Outback Chef, who was engaged to embrace the possibilities of this brave foray into incorporating local bush tucker into traditional French jam.

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