Stories and recipes from the land.
Farmer Cookbook is a collection of recipes and stories from the heart of rural Australia, created with love by some of Australia’s best loved chefs, and by farmers, families and friends in the industries that understand the importance of the food we eat and where it comes from. Farmer Cookbook is a gift of gratitude and support with all sales going towards CWA at a time of great need for rural Australians.
We’ve interviewed farmers and their working dogs (well, sort of) to tell stories of joy, heartache, resilience, community and innovation in a series of interviews and articles that share with honesty the realities of working the land and the challenges in these prolonged times of drought.
Along with our farmer stories, we offer 80 home-kitchen recipes by a range of chefs including Maggie Beer, Stephanie Alexander, and Jamie Oliver. These simple, indulgent, healthy, comforting and inspiring recipes come together in stunning photographs that will you keep coming back for years to come both in the kitchen and on the coffee table.
Farmer Cookbook is a book of hope and optimism, and a celebration of the resilience, courage, and grit of our Australian farmers.
Thank you for sharing meal time and story time for an essential cause.
About our Farmer’s Friend Jody
Jody Vassallo is a food writer, stylist, yoga teacher and Ayurvedic health coach. She was a consultant to Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food in Australia and had a regular special diets column on his website. Jody’s career began working with Donna Hay, writing recipes, styling, and testing and was Food Director at Murdoch Books in the late nineties. Since then she has published seven of Marie Claire’s best-selling cookbooks and won a slew of awards for 18 additional books she authored and styled. From 2004 she authored 15 regional food books for Hachette Livre which were published internationally and more awards followed. Jody lives in Central Tilba and works as a stylist, cook and recipe writer for a range of clients, including River Cottage Australia.