We’d like you to join us for an evening with Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans to celebrate the release of his new cookbook Not Just Jam. We are very lucky to have Matthew coming in to share some of his experiences from his beautiful Huon Valley farm.
Not Just Jam is his ode to the surplus of the seasons – a collection of more than 90 modern recipes for old fashioned preserving methods. Anyone can make pear and cardamom jam to brighten morning toast or beautiful beetroot relish to use all year round. It’s all about harnessing the harvest, making real food from scratch and feeling great about what you feed your family and friends.
Matthew will regale us with tales from Fat Pig Farm and share some precious recipe ideas from the book, followed by a book signing in our function room.
Matthew Evans is a former chef and food critic turned Tasmanian smallholder. He fattens pigs, milks a cow, tends a garden and writes about food from his office overlooking the silver birches atop his cottage on his farm, in the gorgeous Huon Valley. Matthew is a strong believer in Real Food; food where the provenance is known and the producer valued. He believes in home cooking, using the seasons and your geography as the guide. It is his hope that more and more people will try to grow their own food (just start with parsley and go from there), or know exactly where their produce is coming from.
He currently has six recipe books available, all of which offer delicious examples for his food philosophy of locally sourced, seasonal cooking.