Australians are beginning to change the way they eat - from an interest in local produce to an awareness of the impact that meat has on their health and on the planet - and Matthew Evans is here to help. For the Love of Meat is a book inspired by the SBS documentary of the same name (screening October). Its mission is to encourage people to think differently about the protein they consume - including how much, where it comes from, and how sustainable it is. Along with chefs from all over Australia, author and host Matthew Evans of Gourmet Farmer fame has created dinner recipes that reframe the role of meat in our diet - helping Australians make the most of the meat they buy and teaching them the best-value and most ethical ways to consume it. With informative 500-word breakouts that explore the subject in more depth as well as recipes from a host of favourite chefs from across the country, For the Love of Meat will start a new conversation in Australian homes about food, agriculture and sustainability without compromising on eating well every day.
Matthew Evans has been a food writer for more than two decades. He also presents an SBS television show called Gourmet Farmer. In 2014 he presented a documentary called What's The Catch, and in October and November 2016, he will be the face of For The Love of Meat, a three-part documentary upon which this book is based, and which will also screen on SBS. Matthew lives in rural Tasmania, where he moved from inner-city Sydney in 2008. His property, Fat Pig Farm, has been the location for much of the Gourmet Farmer series. He is in the process of establishing a restaurant on the farm - which he expects to have opened this year. Editor Alex Herbert is a long-time Sydney chef with an interest in sustainability and food writing. She has worked with big names including Gay Bilson, Maggie Beer, David Thompson, Christine Manfield and Martin Boetz. She opened the acclaimed Bird Cow Fish in Sydney in 1996, and subsequently developed a formidable following at Sydney's Eveleigh markets - where she called time on a seven and half year residency in May this year.