The guys from Diemens Sauce approached me to capture some commercial photography and food photography for their great bottled products. Diemens is a hot sauce company that uses Tassies native mountain pepper berry tree – it’s got a kick to it.
The guys harvest from a farm down past Middleton, a wonderful area of the island. The brief also called for me to do a day walk up to the Rodway Range at Mt Field National Park. Pepper berry trees can be found growing here in their wild habitat. It’s a vast. wild area. Below is a bit more info about the product:
“Diemen’s is Australia’s only native hot sauce, fired by locally-grown chilies and Tasmania’s mountain pepper Tasmannia Lanceolata. Grown in the pristine, cool rainforests of Southern Tasmania, the Diemen pepper berry gives our hot sauce a distinctive fruity flavour with hints of Aussie bush.
“The peppery zing comes from a compound called polygodial, which gives Diemen’s chilli a satisfying spicy kick.
“Tasmania’s wild mountain pepper can be up to five times hotter than ordinary black pepper, with a different taste sensation to chilli. Prized by chefs for its lingering afterburn.” Diemens Sauce