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Mark Olive

Celebrity Chef

Mark Olive (aka “The Black Olive”) has been a chef for over 25 years, after becoming interested in cooking as a child through watching his mother and aunts.

He was born in Wollongong in New South Wales, but his people are the Bundjalung nation from the state's northern rivers region.

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Posted by Mariann2 • 1y ago • Report
Saw your show today and will have to have a go at the bread and butter pudding, a really nice looking dish, and so easy, love your layback way of cooking, thanks for sharing.
Posted by GB • 6y ago • Report
I love your recipes and your shows.
Great!
Posted by Bossyk • 5y ago • Report
Hi Mark, I love watching your show on ABC and believe you are brilliant in your ability to create new food masterpieces by adding textures, colour with the superb light and shade of bush tucker aromatics and spices. I only wish we had smell a vision with our television because the descriptions of the lemon myrtle in your fish batter and kumera chips oops I mean sweet potatoe and other delights that you added to the batter along with the vinegar and beer is what I liken to creating a Mona Lisa of the palette. May sound weird but it is truly the highest compliment I can pay you. I know just have to work out where I can get a hold of the bush tucker ingrediants. Keep up the excellent and sensational work. Kind regards Julie aka Bossyk
Posted by Paul • 4y ago • Report
Mark are you from Dapto and have you a brother Darren
Posted by Anne532 • 2y ago • Report
Hi Mark, Great food and imagery on your show. Could you let me know where I can buy the ingredients for Tanami Fire please?
Anne.
Posted by • 2y ago • Report
Hi Marka
Trying to introduce indigenous food to the Newcastle area and would appreciate any assistance. What would be your fee and availability to do a guest night with local indigenous wait staff and apprentices. 5th Element Restuarant Charlestown.
Posted by Bossyk • 5y ago • Report
Sorry I meant now not know, have to find out where to get bush tucker in a store local to Darlinghurst Mark cheers once again. Julie aka Bossyk
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