Author(s): Maggie Beer; Mark Chew (Photographer)
Maggie's Harvest brings together over 350 of Maggie Beer's signature recipes, detailed descriptions of her favorite 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 flavors 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.
Shortlisted for Nielsen BookData/ABA Book of the Year Award - Booksellers' Choice 2008.
Maggie Beer operated the Barossa Valley's famous Pheasant Farm Restaurant with her husband Colin, for fifteen years. Since closing the restaurant in 1993, she has established an export kitchen to develop and make products for domestic and international markets, and now devotes much of her time to researching and developing her range. Maggie is the author of four successful cookbooks, Maggie's Farm, Maggie's Orchard, Cooking with Verjuice and Maggie's Table, and co-author of the bestselling Stephanie Alexander & Maggie Beer's Tuscan Cookbook. She is also a longstanding contributor of food columns to newspapers and magazines, and is co-host of The Cook and The Chef on ABC TV. Her website is www.maggiebeer.com.au