Blog tagged with 'producers'

Nick Haddow at Food & Words

posted 16 July 2017
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Milk. Made (Hardie Grant Books), by Bruny Island Cheese Company’s Nick Haddow delivers a lot of bang for your buck. Much like his cheese, this book is truly individual. This is, after all, the guy who offers his raw milk cheese C2 for adoption.
 
With little pomp and plenty of ceremony Nick walks the reader through the world of cheese and it’s a serious, at times sentimental, and impassioned stroll. The book is not designed to be encyclopaedic; it’s there to make better cheese buyers and eaters of us all and the recipes, beautifully photographed by Alan Benson, like Nick’s carefully crafted prose, offer more than enough incentive for the reader to seek out and enjoy standout Australian-made and international cheeses.
 
Nick is on the Food & Words program along with…
 
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Mark Best, from Bistro by Mark Best on the Genting and World Dreams and author of Marque; A Culinary Adventure and Best Kitchen Basics.
 
Nick Haddow, Bruny Island Cheese Co. and author of award-winning book Milk. Made.
 
Sam Vincent, an award-winning farmer-writer whose work appears regularly in The Monthy.
 
Luisa Brimble and Sarah Glover, photographer and chef, who ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to self-published their cookbook Wild.
 
Monday Morning Cooking Club, a collaborative cooking project that is about sisterhood, heirloom recipes and community.
 
Brenda Fawdon and Christine Sharp, a cook and food writer (Brenda) and performer, illustrator, creative writer and photographer (Christine) combo.
 
{stay tuned, more to come...}

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Provenance Growers at Food & Words

posted 23 July 2016
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Sometime in 2013, Paulette Whitney of Provenance Growers started using photo-sharing app Instagram to show people what she and partner Matt Deakin were doing on their property at Neika, south-west of Hobart. People, including me, lapped it up and in little over a year she’d garnered nearly 10,000 followers. It’s now almost double that.
 
Paulette posts pictures and writes short stories about the 500 unusual edible flowers and lesser known plants, such as celtuce, ashitaba, rock samphire and sweet cicely, latin names and all, that she and Matt grow.
 
It’s an ideal medium for farmers. “Social media makes you feel less alone,” Paulette says. “We’re out picking all day and only see other people at the school bus stop or on weekends. Instagram is a great way to meet people and learn from each other.”
 
Provenance Growers sells at the Salamanca Market in Hobart and supplies some of the city’s top restaurants. She’s appearing at Food & Words 2016.
 
Check out Paulette’s blog here and Instagram feed here
 
The image above appeared in Country Style in March, 2014. Photograph by Sharyn Cairns. Flowers, clockwise from top left, are skirret, blue chicory, fennel, white borage, ‘Ruby Streak’ mustard leaf, blue borage.