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Stories and recipes from one of Tasmania's vibrant and diverse food-producing regions

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In Tasmania’s far south, the Huon Valley is one of Australia’s most vibrant and diverse food producing regions. 

Foremost Tasmanian food journalist Elaine Reeves tells the stories of struggle and triumph of more than 50 of these small and large producers and the community festivals they sustain.

The Huon Valley is the reason Tasmania was known as The Apple Isle, and is still is a major apple-growing area. Now cherries, blueberries, strawberries and salmon also grow there. Some of the apples go into the burgeoning cider industry and winemakers who like to 'live on the edge' love the Huon Valley too.

Along with the CWA, roadside honesty boxes and apple pies, the valley is home to sushi, saffron fields and a farm restaurant of national repute.

Included in each season in A Table in the Valley are delicious recipes using the local produce by award-winning Tasmanian chef Steve Cumper. Photographer Paul County’s five generations of predecessors in the Huon Valley inform his photography of this stunning region.

Matthew Evans writes in his foreword: 'This book, and this little corner of Australia, is about bread broken together at the table. It’s about stories told, dreams chased, relationships cemented over the communal act of eating."

A Table in the Valley by Elaine Reeves with recipes by Chef Steve Cumper is published by Tas Food Books (Hobart, Tasmania; Nov 2018; Hc; 288pp; RRP A$49.95 will be available at good bookstores from late November 2018. It can be ordered from the publishers here »


  • Huon and Channel (TAS)

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