Maggie's Harvest - Maggie Beer Beautiful new hardcover cookbook
by MAGGIE BEER
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New hardcover book with the most beautiful cover ever, published 2007, 736 pages
Maggie's Harvest brings together over 350 of Maggie Beer's signature
recipes, detailed descriptions of her favourite ingredients and inspiring
accounts of memorable meals with family and friends.
The recipes highlight Maggie's philosophy of using the freshest and best
seasonal produce available in the Barossa Valley, South Australia, and treating
it simply, allowing the natural flavours to speak for themselves. Describing
herself as a 'country cook', Maggie cooks from the heart and is passionate about
instilling in others this same confidence - to use recipes as a starting point,
and be guided by instinct and personal taste.
This landmark book from one of Australia's best-loved cooks is essential for
anyone with an appreciation of the pleasures of sourcing, cooking and sharing
food. Features a stunning embroidered cover and superb colour photos throughout.
Maggie's Harvest is an Australian publication. Measurements are in metric and metric cup & spoon.
About the author:
Maggie Beer was originally a Sydney girl, having grown up in the western suburbs where her parents owned a manufacturing business. She left school at an early age, without a 'proper' education, and worked in a startling number of jobs before finding her niche.Maggie & husband Colin Beer moved to South Australia's Barossa Valley in 1973 and began farming pheasants on their new property near Nuriootpa.
Colin was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study game bird breeding in Europe and America and following their return to the Barossa Valley they opened a farm shop to sell the game birds they were breeding.
This humble shop soon grew into the famed Pheasant Farm Restaurant. The establishment of the Pheasant Farm and restaurant marked the start of a career that now spans farming, export, food production, and food writing.
After 15 busy years they decided to close the restaurant in 1993 and focus on production of their expanding range of gourmet foods, starting with the signature Pheasant Farm pate, a favourite with restaurant regulars, and in growing demand from gourmet food outlets around the country.
In 1997 the then premier of South Australia, John Olson, opened Maggie's next major venture, an export kitchen in Tanunda. A state-of-the-art facility, the kitchen was purpose-built for the production of preservative-free gourmet foods for the national and international market.
The range of products soon expanded, and now numbers over twenty, including meat and vegetarian pates, olive oil, verjuice, preserves, condiments and desserts.
They now export to Japan, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the US.
The pheasant farm was never far from Maggie and Colin's hearts however, and in 1999 they returned to both the site and the original concept of the farm shop, re-opening the premises as Maggie Beer's Farm Shop.
Maggie has written and co-written many well-loved cookbooks, including Maggie's
Farm, Maggie's Orchard, Maggie's Table, Maggie's Kitchen, Cooking with Verjuice, and Stephanie Alexander & Maggie Beer's Tuscan Cookbook. She was co-presenter with Simon Bryant of The Cook and the Chef, seen
on ABC TV, and is also a longstanding contributor of food columns to newspapers
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Maggie's Harvest by Maggie Beer
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