Author(s): Ewan McEoin
Thoroughly researched and beautifully designed, The Produce Book showcases the most progressive and respected producers at the heart of Australia’s vibrant food industry. Interviews with leading chefs and food heroes accompany 100 profiles on the most important artisanal growers and producers on the land today.With stunning commissioned photography, illustrations, maps and sourcing notes, this timely guide is a must-have tool for anyone interested in sourcing the best ingredients Australia has to offer – from cheese and meat to heirloom vegetables, seafood, specialty ingredients and much more. Building upon years of research by the authors into the artisanal food sector The Produce Book features the best small food enterprises the country has to offer. From the saffron fields of southeast Tasmania to the Gubinge plantations near Broome, this guide will tell the stories of the people growing and producing the most interesting and unique food products with integrity and sustainability in mind.
Ewan McEoin is the Senior Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture at the National Gallery of Victoria. In 2010, after leading the Asia Pacific Design Triennial, Ewan saw that independent food production and access is a pivotal future issue for Australia. He began researching the people, places and ideas at the heart of Australia's growing slow food movement. In 2012, he released the Field Guide to Victorian Produce, and since then has worked with a range of collaborators to profile over 1000 Australian growers and producers for NSW and Tasmanian editions and thefieldguides.com.au.