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Is an Australian Thanksgiving a Fair Dinkum idea?

Is an Australian Thanksgiving a Fair Dinkum idea?Australians often roll their eyes at the things Americans do. To many of us, their customs can range from kitch to kwaint to kweer. Think of their parades and proms. Their totally unrealistic, puritan expectations of their politicians. Their Christian zeal is often too hypocritical. Their heart-on-the-sleeve emotional openness contrasts Read More …

The Secret Australian Product that’s Creating Growth & Prosperity

The Secret Australian Product that’s Creating Growth & ProsperityI discovered a long time ago that busting my back in a job for a boss who didn’t appreciate me was never going to give me the lifestyle I wanted. And the stress of working for myself in a traditional business was going to kill me if Read More …

Herbal-Active® and Fresher4Longer™ – ingredient sanitizers

Herbal-Active® and Fresher4Longer™ – ingredient sanitizersUsing Herbal-Active® or Fresher4Longer™ as a dipping solution is a way to not only improve the food safety of the food dipped but it extends the shelf life dramatically. A recent trial with strawberries got them going 25 days past the control which was a moldy mass by day 9. Cherry growers can Read More …

Please read this, watch the video and sign the petition

Please read this, watch the video and sign the petitionTo my fellow Australians, The Stand For Freedom campaign is ready to spread like wildfire and we need your support to challenge the extension of the NT Intervention for 10 more years under the Stronger Futures legislation. Please send this email out widely to your networks. We have just Read More …

An interview about wild foods, nutrition and future developments

An interview about wild foods, nutrition and future developmentsI was kindly invited to be interviewed by national Australian radio personality, Margaret Throsby on ABC Classic FM recently. The segment was well received and many listeners wanted to learn more about LIFE (Lyophilized Indigenous Food Essentials™) – although I couldn’t mention it by name on public radio Read More …

Making Xmas Easy on Yourself

Making Xmas Easy on YourselfXmas is approaching rapidly and the team at the Dining Downunder on-line store wish you all the very best for the Season. With a wide range of food products, stocking stuffers and unlimited ideas incorporating the unique flavours of Australia, we make it easy for you to select and send your Christmas Read More …

Selling from the Shelves

Selling from the ShelvesHow do smaller retailers get to their customers when the cost of advertising is prohibitive? And then there’s the truism; “Half of my advertising is worthwhile but I don’t know which half.” We have managed to establish distribution of our Skews® which are my innovative herb and spice range delivered as infused wooden Read More …

Weight Loss with Superfoods

Weight Loss with SuperfoodsI have added some new videos to this site which explain why we are getting fatter as a society. Check it out for your health. Click here to gain access after registering. You will also be able to download my ebooks, The Perfect Diet and The Wild Weightloss Way from the site. Incidentally, by following the guide, Read More …

Food, health and wealth

Kakadu InspirationI read life coach, Philip Humbert’s Tips newsletter when I can and noticed this quote: “Creating a great life is not hard — living with frustration is “hard.” Creating a perfect life may involve some investment or learning new habits, but living well is not nearly as hard as living with problems!” You’d have to Read More …

Herbal-Active® – natural preservation for cosmetics

Herbal-Active® – natural preservation for cosmeticsWe get a huge number of inquiries from cosmetic manufacturers looking to replace parabens, benzoates, GSE and other chemical or non-natural preservatives with natural and even organic shelf life extenders. Luckily, Herbal-Active® can do just this although there is a method of use which is (just) a little more complex than Read More …

MasterChef goes Wild

MasterChef goes WildYet another Series of Masterchef begins and to celebrate, Vic Cherikoff Foods Services would like to offer all viewers a 10% discount voucher to use in our on-line store. Already we have seen Wattleseed™ and Lemon myrtle sprinkle appear on one contestant’s ingredient list with great results; their Wattleseed and avocado mousse looked simply mouth Read More …

Extended shelf life, reduced waste for fresh produce

Extended shelf life, reduced waste for fresh produceHospitality Directory has given me some air with a product review on Herbal-Active®. My natural antimicrobial is ideal for berries, cherries, stone fruits and melons; vegetables such as zucchini and cucumbers and even tomatoes which can harbour molds which can then contaminate tomato sauces and pastes made from un-dipped tomatoes. It’s Read More …

Fresh Produce – making it better and safer

Fresh Produce – making it better and saferWe all rely on fresh produce so who wouldn’t want to extend its shelf life, reduce wastage, improve food safety and quality and save money? The fresh produce market has long been based on a simple model of grow, harvest, pack and deliver (with a few tweaks in cold Read More …

Whole Foods Market – Australian pepper steak

Whole Foods Market – Australian pepper steakI had the pleasure of joining Scott Herbert in the Whole Foods Market kitchen in Chicago a few weeks ago where I prepared a steak salad using my Vic Cherikoff Down Under brand Kakadu Wild Fire Pepper Sauce now available in Whole Foods Market outlets nationally across the USA. Check Read More …

HSN Cooks! Gourmet Grilling on the Home Shopping Network, USA

HSN Cooks! Gourmet Grilling on the Home Shopping Network, USA“HSN Cooks!” – so went the PR. “The Event is a 14-hour programming special on March 2 featuring tips, tools and advice provided in a fun and informative fashion from some of HSN’s top celebrity chefs. These culinary experts will present a vast array of quality kitchen Read More …

Australian food – just waiting to be discovered

Australian food – just waiting to be discoveredHave you noticed that research moves in wave trends? Ages ago it was vitamin C and from Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling to skin care product ranges, this vitamin was promoted as the panacea of longevity and good health. The publication of my analytical findings of the Kakadu plum Read More …

Functional foods, forests and fools

Functional foods, forests and foolsThere is a great deal happening in the food, health and nutraceutical industries with some first mover advantage going to strategic, forward-thinking companies. I hope that our products rank amongst them and you’ll find the range in our online store. I can assure you that you will feel better eating produce which still Read More …

An environmental view on the Xmas season

An environmental view on the Xmas seasonHave you ever considered the consequences of your choice in the foods you eat? Beef production is a sequence of land clearing, water harvesting, fencing, weed and erosion control, chemical drenches, waterway pollution and oil dependent animal husbandry and meat production. Compare this to the far more passive utilization of Read More …

Best Backyards – Channel 7 give me some generous coverage

Best Backyards – Channel 7 give me some generous coverageThanks to the Channel 7 crew of Best Backyards who made me look good on the show tonight. I really enjoyed meeting Best backyard presenter, Andrew O’Sullivan and discovering a whole new concept I guess few people think about: This is the difference between recycling and Read More …

Positions Vacant – are you the one?

Positions Vacant – are you the one?I am currently looking for an Operations / Business Development Manager to work at our Kingsgrove warehouse in Sydney. The successful manager will be someone who has confidence in their abilities and likes to be rewarded for achieving planned outcomes. Duties will be to grow three divisions of the business: • Read More …

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