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De-mystifying the botanical larder of the southern Australian bush

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<i>Eat Wild Tasmanian</i> by Rees Campbell

Eat Wild Tasmanian by Rees Campbell [©Fullers Publishing]


The first of its kind, Rees Campbell’s Eat Wild Tasmanian de-mystifies the botanical larder of the southern Australian bush.

You'll find out where plants grow, which parts to harvest and when, which ones will suit your garden — and most importantly, what to do with the produce once you have picked it.

With more than 100 easy-to-follow recipes, Eat Wild Tasmanian is replete with colour photos of the food and the plants, along with growing notes, distribution maps and botanical notes provided by native plant nurseryman, John Gibson.

This innovative and original book is a must-have for the Tasmanian gardener, the Tasmanian cook, every gourmet chef in Australia, and every visitor or resident who enjoys Tasmania’s unique wild places.

Tasmanian wild food can now be in your garden and on your table, from native violet jelly to wallaby with warrigal pesto.

Eat Wild Tasmanian is your companion in the bush and in the kitchen with more than 100 easy-to-follow recipes, growing notes for 138 Tasmanian plants. It's also lavishly illustrated with nearly 400 images to help identify and appreciate the beauty of these native plants.

Rees was adamant the book be published locally, despite the easier economics of publishing offshore. Funding through a Pozible page has made this a reality with Fullers Publishing producing this magnificent book.


About the author

Rees Campbell is a Tasmanian by birth and attitude. She has a life-long passionate interest in all Tasmania has to offer in the way of natural environment, including native plants and creatures.

Together with her husband Col, she is developing their property Murnong, at Wynard in Tasmania's North West, as a wild food garden with over 100 species of edible natives growing. 

Rees promotes the flavours of wild Tasmanian food with a limited product line under the name Feisty Tasmanian. She also believes the future is in the hands of the next generations, and enjoys involving children in appreciating the richness of native plants.

About the contributing author

John Gibson is the proprietor of Plants of Tasmania Nursery, which is located at Ridgeway in the foothills of Mt Wellington. He has been observing plants in the Tasmanian bush and growing them for over 30 years, an interest that resulted in him purchasing the nursery in 2009. Prior to that he had a long career as a research scientist. 


Eat Wild Tasmanian by Rees Campbell is published by Fullers Publishing (Hobart, Tas; Oct 2017; Hb, 216 colour pages, RRP A$55). It is available at good Tasmanian bookshops and directly from the publishers here »

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