Beaumaris Books


Beaumaris Books

 In association with Allen and Unwin  proudly presents an evening with 

Foodie Farmer & Author

Matthew Evans

To coincide with the release of his new memoir 

the dirty chef 



When:    Wednesday 2nd October 7.30pm

Where:   MALT CAFÉ 

              23-25 South Concourse Beaumaris

Cost:     $50 includes admission, finger food.    

             AND a copy of  'the dirty chef 

             Beverages at bar prices.
Phone:  9589 4638



Bookings Essential 

**Phone credit card bookings accepted**


the dirty chef:
The funny, heart-warming and at times exhausting behind-the-scenes story of Matthew Evans transformation from high-profile food critic to television's Gourmet Farmer.

How do you go from being an urban dag to a country boy without any experience of the bush?
In 2008 Matthew Evans, one of Australia's most powerful food critics, stepped off the Sydney treadmill to farm 20 acres in Australia's southernmost shire.

What is it really like to take the plunge, leaving a whole world of familiar people, places and work behind? How does it feel to use a cordless drill for the first time, to plant a vegetable garden, to milk a cow, to slaughter a chook for dinner? And what if a TV show is filming the whole process?
This is the story of that transformation. The story of a life more in tune with the seasons and more connected to the soil.

A life that is as rewarding as it is exhausting. The story of a family trying to turn a living from the noble and ancient art of growing things on the land.

Matthew Evans  Matthew Evans is a former chef and food critic turned Tasmanian smallholder. He fattens pigs, milks a cow, tends a garden and writes about food from his office overlooking the silver birches atop his cottage on Puggle Farm, in the gorgeous Huon Valley. Matthew is the author of eight books on food, including the authoritative Real Food Companion. He writes regularly for Feast magazine, presents a television show, Gourmet Farmer, on SBS, and runs a small artisan food store in Hobart with a cheesemaker mate, Nick Haddow. The shop specialises in old and rare breed pork products from Matthew's Fat Pig Farm, amongst other goodies

Written by Andrew Martin — August 06, 2013