Local is Lovely is a seasonal guide to the fruit, vegetables and meat that Australian farmers produce. Beautiful recipes, tips for the home and family, and stories and interviews with and about local producers – because local is lovely.
Follow Sophie Hansen as she takes us on a journey with the farmers and producers she loves to cook with. From delicious, ripe stonefruit through to wholesome freshly milled flour, you’ll learn everything you need to know about eating local, direct from the source.
A gorgeously illustrated celebration of Australian rural life with a focus on fresh, local food and mouth-watering recipes.
*My Book Review*
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This book was like sitting down for a chat and a well deserved cuppa with a long lost friend. I found, right from the first page, I was pulled into this book.
Essentially, this book is a cookbook, yet it gives the reader so much more. Each recipe is set out with easy to follow instructions. And they are SO EASY to make too. I love it when I can just pull out a book, check what ingredients I have and then just make it. There are no hidden surprises within the recipes and the food is just delicious.
What I love the most about this book though is that it is set out season first, produce second. This layout will ALWAYS win me over with a cookbook. Being someone who cooks seasonally, it is great to go directly to that season and get ideas for what is available in the garden, rather than the other way around.
There is also plenty of the author’s anecdotes about farm life – real farm life too, not the romanticised version either! So readers who are looking for more than just another cookbook will be pleased with this book.
Overall, I am giving Local is Lovely by Sophie Hansen 5 out of 5 stars!