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Main Title: Recipe for a kinder life / Annie Smithers. Book Cover
Author: Smithers, Annie, author.
Imprint: Port Melbourne, Victoria : Thames & Hudson Australia, 2021.
Collation: 294 pages : illustrations, paperback ; 24 cm.
Subject: Smithers, Annie.
du Fermier (Restaurant, Trentham, Vic.)
Food industry and trade
Recipes and cookbooks
Cafes and restaurants
Farmers and farming
LGBTQIA+ Australians
Trentham (Vic.)
Lyonville (Vic.)
ISBN: 9781760761448
In this generous account of life on the land and in the kitchen, trailblazing cook Annie Smithers chronicles her quest for a more sustainable existence, in harmony with the environment and the self. Part meditation, part memoir, the book offers practical advice and wisdom gleaned from a life dedicated to seasonal food and living lightly on the ground beneath her feet. Annie's story spans thirty years of productive gardens and kitchens across country Victoria. Now settled on a plot of land in Lyonville, which she farms for her family and her restaurant, du Fermier, she shares her hard-won lessons: setting up du Fermier, the gardens and the buildings on the farm; working with the weather, water and resident animals; and seeking the emotional stability so often elusive amid the crushing pressures of the restaurant industry. Recipes that celebrate the harvested produce and local environs accompany each step of the journey. Recipe for a Kinder Life offers a guiding hand for anyone, from the city to the regions, who yearns to live more gently. It is about caring for land and reaping the bounty. But at its heart, it reveals that the key to living a sustainable life is finding the best way to sustain yourself.

Includes indexes.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 994.53 LYON RES In Processing