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The Real Food Companion : Matthew Evans Series - Matthew Evans

The Real Food Companion

Matthew Evans Series

By: Matthew Evans, Alan Benson (Photographer)


Published: 1st March 2010
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In "Real Food Companion", renowned food writer Matthew Evans shows us how to ethically source, cook and eat real food. Written with gusto and filled to bursting with information to inspire and recipes to nurture the soul and family, "Real Food Companion" outlines everything you need to know to navigate today's complex food world. It's the farmer, butcher, fishmonger and baker by your side.

It features a back to basics approach to buying and cooking food. It is a captivating read. It contains tried and tested recipes including how to make your own ricotta and clotted cream.

About the Author

Recipe writer, cook, stirrer and passionate foodie, Matthew Evans was originally a chef by trade. Matthew has since become a taste junkie by desire. In a move akin to Darth Vader's, he crossed from the dark heart of restaurant kitchens to the even darker side, to become a restaurant reviewer for most of the past decade. Originally trained in Canberra, Australia, Matthew has also worked in Sydney and Melbourne and written about restaurants and producers from across the country.



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'A real delight to the senses'.


from Tootgarook, Victoria

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer


  • Easy To Understand
  • Great Ideas
  • Great Recipes
  • Informative
  • Quality Photos
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

    • Becoming Inspired
    • Entertainment Ideas
    • Learning New Techniques
    • Reference
    • Trying New Dishes

    Comments about The Real Food Companion:

    At 575 pages, this is no lightweight book. More than recipes, it is also about the origins of our food, and what to look for when buying your ingredients. The photogarphs are inspiring and beautiful, adding a richness to the text. If I were to choose a single word to describe it that word would be 'Rich'. I think that it is worth the price, and I am glad that I bought it. My partner has bought one for her daughter, a first-class cook.

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    Matthew Evans

    Matthew Evans is a former chef and food critic turned Tasmanian smallholder. He is the author of nine books on food, including the authoritative Real Food Companion, his autobiography Never Order Chicken on a Monday, and the recently co-authored Gourmet Farmer Deli Book

    He writes regularly for Feast magazine, and he has recently finished filming the third series of the SBS television series Gourmet Farmer which will air on SBS on 14th March 2013.

    Matthew’s other project is A Common Ground, an artisan Tasmanian foodstore he co owns with Nick Haddow, which also specialises in regional produce events.

    Matthew is a strong believer in Real Food; food where the provenance is known and the producer valued. He believes in home cooking, using the seasons and your geography as the guide. It is his hope that more and more people will try to grow their own food (just start with parsley and go from there), or know exactly where their produce is coming from. 

    Visit Matthew Evans's Booktopia Author Page

    ISBN: 9781741967203
    ISBN-10: 1741967201
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 576
    Published: 1st March 2010
    Publisher: Murdoch Books
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 20.5  x 6.5
    Weight (kg): 2.2
    Edition Number: 1