A few years ago, when former Australian Gourmet Traveller food editor Rodney Dunn moved from Sydney to Tasmania, he and his wife Severine set about transforming a c19th schoolhouse into a sustainable farm-based cooking school.
Nestled in a misty valley not far outside Hobart, The Agrarian Kitchen struck an instant chord with people seeking respite from fast-paced lives and a meaningful connection with the food we eat and the land that produces it.
Rodney and Severine’s acclaimed classes are about traditional techniques, hand made products and paddock to plate ingredients. Set on five acres, The Agrarian Kitchen is a working farm and incorporates an extensive vegetable garden, orchard, berry patch and herb garden, all grown using organic principles. Also in residence are rare-breed Wessex saddleback and Berkshire pigs, Barnevelder chickens, British Alpine and Toggenburg goats, a flock of geese and honeybees.
The Agrarian Kitchen grows and uses heirloom varieties of fruit, vegetables and rare breed animals in its cooking classes and also sources ingredients from local farmers, fishermen, gardeners and artisanal producers.
This collection of recipes from the phenomenally popular cooking school celebrates the simple pleasures of cooking and eating in tune with the seasons, and the rhythm of a life lived close to the earth.
Strong stunning photography; a blessedly simple real message about food to cook and a ‘lifestyle’ to die for are just a few of the treats in this book.
We love this book, but just don’t take our word for it: Kinokunyia has described it as ‘Cookbook of the Year’ and reviewers around Australia are in love with it, including Melbourne’s own Broadsheet.
To celebrate the launch of The Agrian Kitchen cookbook we’ve asked our dear friends Nicky Reimer and Adam Cash of Union Dining to put together a dinner drawn from the book with matched wines.
Please join us with Rodney & Severine to launch of book, explore the story of The Agrarian Kitchen and celebrate the bounty of paddock-to-plate cooking
Menu: 4 courses, drinks included
Price: $95 per person
When: 7.00pm Monday 25 November
Where: Union Dining 270-272 Swan St Richmond
To book: call Union Dining on (03) 9428 2988
If you are interested in coming, we suggest you book quickly as places are limited and we expect they will sell out fast.
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