The very best Australian produce is showcased in this collection of recipes and stories gathered by ABC Local Radio journalist Louise FitzRoy.
Travelling around Australia on food safari for the popular ABC Rural Radio show 'The Cold Esky Challenge', Louise visited food producers of all descriptions and discovered the secrets of truffle finding, mango growing and fish farming. On her way she collected over 80 treasured recipes from local chefs, CWA members and the producers themselves, who have perfected ways of cooking their produce over many years.
With a foreword by ABC delicious, magazine's food director Valli Little, this book will give insights into a way of life that urban dwellers know little about and take us into the agricultural heartland of Australia, as well as offering authentic recipes from the people who know the produce best.
Louise FitzRoy is currently the breakfast presenter for ABC Local Radio for Kinglake Ranges. A true country girl, she worked previously for ABC Rural as a rural reporter in seven different regions. She began the Cold Esky Challenge, which can still be heard and seen on the ABC Radio website, in 2008, as a way of highlighting Australian produce and the work of local producers as well as entertaining and informing ABC Radio listeners.
From Paddock to Plate: Recipes from Australian Providores
Harper Collins Australia
Author: Louise FitzRoy