Nicole Kidman, who stars in the new epic film Australia, has a few beloved Down Under dishes and ingredients, which she shared with F&W.
In the movie, Nicole Kidman’s character conjures an extraordinarily lavish holiday feast in the middle of the Australian outback. The menu, below, came from Australian recipe books from the 1940s (we offer our versions of the recipes).
Movie: Honey-glazed leg ham with cloves
Movie: Apricot-seasoned roast chicken
Movie: Rosemary roast beef
Movie: Oven-baked pumpkin
F&W: Honey Pumpkin Salad with Sage Croutons
Movie: Roasted tomatoes
F&W: Slow-Roasted Tomatoes
Movie: Vegetable stir-fry
F&W: Five-Vegetable Stir-Fry with Lentils
Movie: Stir-fried noodles
F&W: Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Kohlrabi and Basil
Movie: Roasted potatoes
F&W: Wine-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Onions and Olives
Movie: Garden peas
F&W: Baby Peas with Bacon and Crispy Leeks
- The table setting: Find out where to buy the gorgeous plates, candlesticks and napkins that appear in the movie
- The official movie site
- F&W’s list of where to eat in Australia
- Australian chef Neil Perry and winemaker Jeffrey Grosset
- F&W’s Ray Isle on great value red wines from Australia’s Barossa Valley
- Road-tripping through Tasmania
- For more information on visiting Australia, please visit www.australia.com
The gorgeous table setting in the movie Australia was created by Catherine Martin, wife of the film’s director Baz Luhrmann. Here are the shops where she found the plates, candlesticks and napkins.
Antiques On Consignment provided the crockery, including platters and serving bowls.
Old Hume Hwy., Braemar, New South Wales, Australia
Mcleods Antiques was the source of the mid-18th-century silver cutlery.
S. Dowling St., Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
The place mats, napkins and napkin rings all came from Peppergreen Trading Market.
Place Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
The candlesticks and the silver serving trays were found at the South Dowling Street Antique Centre.
531 S. Dowling St., Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia
And the vintage cut-glass vases and ceramic platters came from Mitchell Road Antiques and Design Gallery.
Upstairs 76 Mitchell Rd., Alexandria, New South Wales, Australia