Katie and I love books! And lately we’ve aquired a few amazing new ones. Here are four of our current favourites. They all just so happen to be by very clever Australian authors!
I gave this one to Katie for Christmas. Whole Larder Love is one of our favourite blogs and Mr Anderson lives and blogs in not-very-far-away Ballarat. His book is brilliantly designed and spectacularly photographed. It is all about looking to nature for food, focused on growing, gathering, hunting, cooking and being active in the production of the stuff you eat. I read Whole Larder Love from cover to cover in just a few days, which I never do. It is that good!
I recieved The Little Veggie Patch Co‘s Guide to Backyard Farming as a birthday gift from Katie in December, and spent a good portion of my Christmas break eating up every word. The book spans a whole year in the garden and has been the catalyst for my current veggie patch planning frenzy. I was lucky enough to run into Mr Capomolla when he was in Bendigo recently and he was really nice and happy to chat to me. Katie and I will definitely have to pop in to the Little Veggie Patch Co. shop next time we’re in Melbourne.
I gave this book to Katie as a gift for our 8th anniversary last week. It’s a beautiful book written by Australian blogger Katie Quinn Davies, with amazing photography throughout. Katie had been saying she wanted this book for a while before I bought it, and now I can see why! I can’t wait to have a chomp on the Homemade Baked Beans on Toast and gobble up the Caramelised Onion and Goat’s Cheese Tartlets with Balsamic Syrup… Yum!
I was given the Gourmet Farmer Deli Book by an awesome friend for my birthday last month. Gourmet Farmer is an Australian TV show that follows food critic Matthew Evans on his journey to building a simpler life, more connected to his food, in rural Tasmania. Kind of similar to the UK’s River Cottage series. This book is about preserving food through butter and cheese making, curing meats, making sauces, pickling and such. I absolutely can’t wait to have a go at making feta and ricotta.
So there you have it! Four good books that have entertained, inspired and educated us this last month.
What have you been reading lately?