The March issue

Our March issue is out now. Welcome autumn with blood plum galettes, make the most of apricot season and more.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller and receive a free salt and pepper set - offer ends 26 March, 2017

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

The producers: Cambinata yabbies

Meet the Western Australian Wheatbelt family supplying live yabbies to the nation and beyond.

Who Michael and Mary Nenke started Cambinata Yabbies in 1991 when depressed wheat and sheep prices forced them to investigate alternative streams of income. Today, all of the Nenke family is involved in the business.

How Cambinata buys yabbies from a huge network of farms located predominantly in the Great Southern and Wheatbelt regions of WA. The yabbies are available year-round, but production quadruples in summer when the yabbies are most active (during winter, the crustaceans enter a state of partial hibernation).

Why Like marron and redclaw, yabbies are a native crayfish (though the word "crayfish" is often used to describe rock lobster in Australia, it's technically a term just for freshwater crustaceans) with sweet, juicy flesh that takes well to steaming, boiling and grilling. All Cambinata's yabbies are sustainably raised in farm dams and fed grain grown by the farmers. A water-saving processing system purges the yabbies of mud while preparing them for domestic and international transport. Yabbies are a cold-water species, so they can be held in good condition in fridges and coolrooms for at least a week, and taste best when kept alive until the time of cooking.

Where Cambinata yabbies are served at several top-flight Perth restaurants including Print Hall and No 4 Blake Street. Live yabbies are available direct from Cambinata Yabbies (prices start at $27.50 per kilogram) and can be delivered anywhere in the world.

Read more: tips for grilling shellfish.

Newsletter

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

Latest news
Brewing beer with native herbs
01.03.2017
Our March issue is out now
28.02.2017
Sydney’s heatwaves are affecting your croissants
22.02.2017
Recipes by Christine Manfield
21.02.2017
How to grow rocket
20.02.2017
On the Pass: Danielle Rensonnet
16.02.2017
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for ways to make the most out of seasonal produce? Want to find a recipe perfect for a party? Or just after fresh ideas for dessert? Either way, our recipe collections have you covered.

See more
2017 Restaurant Guide

Our 2017 Restaurant Guide is online, covering over 400 restaurants Australia wide. Never wonder where to dine again.

See more

You might also like...

Hot 100 2015 - Food

The world is getting hotter and we’re not talking about glob...

The producers: Two Rivers Green Tea

A leading local tea exporter now offers his leaves to the do...

The producers: Colony honey

A selection of regional monofloral honeys sourced direct fro...

Liquid gold

We find ourselves inexorably drawn to salt caramel in a jar....

The producers: Atssu Divers

Hand-dived abalone, turban shell and sea urchin.

Making a scene

Entertainer Julia Zemiro notes there’s little difference bet...

Game of Thrones food

Pat Nourse caught up with George RR Martin to talk about one...

Deutscher’s Turkey Farm

When it comes to talking turkey, the best birds have lived t...

Sandor Ellix Katz Q&A

Food fermentation 'revivalist' and guru Sandor Ellix Katz di...

The producers: Alexandrina Jersey milk

Meet the producers of the creme de la creme of Australian fu...

On the pass

Looking back over the 20 years she's been in business, Phill...

Gamze smokehouse

Bringing local flavour to artisan-made bacon.

Gourmet Traveller Gourmet Fast app

Now, here's a mighty handful: GT's Gourmet Fast recipes are ...

Food emoji we wish existed

What? More than 200 new pictograms in the latest Emoji set, ...

What is jumbuck?

The jumbuck has leapt straight from the pages of Banjo Pater...

get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×