The Dirty Chef: From Big City Food Critic to Foodie Farmer

Author(s): Matthew Evans (Senior Food Writer, "Vogue Australia")

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From an often controversial job as one of Australia's most powerful food critics, Matthew Evans stepped, unknowing and untested, off the treadmill. Leaving the urban grit of a terrace house in Sydney's inner west, he ended up on 20 acres in Australia's most southernmost shire; a smallholder farmer in Tasmania with no clue. What is it really like to take the plunge and leave a whole world of familiar people, places and work behind? How does it feel to have never used a cordless drill, to suddenly plant a garden, to milk a cow, to build sheds and shelters? And what if a TV show is filming the transformation at the same time? This is the story of that transformation. The story of a life more in tune with the seasons and more connected to the soil. A life that is as rewarding as it is exhausting. The story of a family trying to turn a living from the ancient, noble art of growing things on the land.


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Matthew Evans is the author of eight books on food, including the authoritative Real Food Companion.

General Fields

  • : 9781743316962
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : May 2013
  • : 234mm X 152mm
  • : Australia
  • : October 2013
  • : books

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  • : Matthew Evans (Senior Food Writer, "Vogue Australia")
  • : Paperback
  • : 1013
  • : 641.50
  • : 288