• The Commons by Matthew Evans (Hardie Grant/Kitti Gould)Source: Hardie Grant/Kitti Gould
Cook all the seasons of Gourmet Farmer with Matthew Evans' newest cookbook, The Commons.
12 Nov 2019 - 12:05 PM  UPDATED 12 Dec 2019 - 1:05 PM


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M North

K Ade

V Nink

T Adams

B Membrey

R Hitzke

J Cleland

J Boreham

C Henderson

M Schollar





We all want more air in our lives. Brighter skies, slower days, more time for growing, for cooking, for family. In The Commons, a book inspired by the hit SBS television show Gourmet Farmer, chef and writer Matthew Evans captures Fat Pig Farm’s year of growing, cooking and feasting.

Part how-to, part journal, part cookbook (with more than 100 recipes), The Commons rejoices the seasons and transforming good produce into remarkable dishes. In each chapter, Matthew paints an evocative picture of life on Fat Pig Farm in Tasmania’s picturesque Huon Valley. He shares the joys, challenges and exhilaration of growing food for the table.

In winter we look forward to the last of the roasted carrots, parsnips and brussels sprouts, with classic recipes like caramelised Brussels sprouts with prosciutto, and hearty, comforting dishes including beef brisket with mustard and beer, and beef cheek pie. As we move through spring the greens sprout and we start to think about lamb, inspiring recipes for light and fresh haloumi with broad beans, mint and lemon, to warming lamb and broad bean cassoulet.

Cook this one now:
Caramelised Brussels sprouts with prosciutto

A cracking way to make Brussels sprouts more enticing is to cook them so they start to colour up. If you’ve got some prosciutto on hand, it makes a great accompaniment. In its absence, a little fried bacon can also do the trick.

Whatever the season The Commons is the perfect inspiration for those about to embark on a simpler life, a handy reference for those who already have done just that, and a vicarious solution for those who just want to dream the dream without leaving home.

Cattle slaughtered on-farm (and not in an abattoir) cannot be consumed commercially.


Win 1 of 10 copies of The Commons cookbook by Matthew Evans

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Each prize includes one cookbook. Entries are limited to one per person.

Competition opens: Monday, 11 November 2019, 12:00 pm (AEST)

Competition closes: Sunday, 1 December 2019, 11:59 pm (AEST)

Competition drawn: Friday 6 December 2019, 12:00 pm (AEST)

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