The Commons - the new cookbook from Matthew Evans & Fat Pig Farm

Books for Cooks

Event Date: 
14 November 2019
Author / Presenters: 
Matthew Evans in conversation with Books for Cooks

On Thursday 14th November we are launching The Commons; a year of growing, cooking & eating on Fat Pig Farm - the latest book by Matthew Evans.

You all know Matthew, former chef, infamous food critic, author of numerous books, defender of the good life, argumentative food ethicist and the stalwart of 6 seasons of SBS's Gourmet Farmer.

Well in his 'real' life, Matthew, with his wife Sadie, run Fat Pig Farm, a 70 acre mixed holding that grows food for their on-farm restaurant in the Huon Valley in Southern Tasmania. In The Commons , Matthew writes about the daily goings on at Fat Pig Farm; a year of growing, cooking and feasting. True to type, now that he is a farmer... he also writes a bit about the weather!

This is a beautiful and very accessible book with real food that you will want to cook throughout the year; seasoned with pithy observations about the joys, challenges and life on a small holding. It’s part how-to, part evocative diary, but mostly part cookbook (with more than 120 recipes). It’s the perfect inspiration for those about to embark on a simpler life, a handy reference for those who already have done just that, and a vicarious solution for those who just want to dream the dream without leaving home.

Matthew will be joining us to share the stories that make The Commons a delightful read, and to chat about the goings on at Fat Pig Farm as well as taste a few dishes.

Please join us for a glass of good wine as we chat to Matthew about the good life on Fat Pig Farm - and all the hard work that that entails!