An expedition through Australia from Tasmania to the Gulf
- 240 pages of people, food and places
Long Way Up is about Australia, its landscape and its people, through the lens of food. It describes the journey and experiences of James Viles and his co-travellers (who are also influential Australia-based chefs) as they travel from Tasmania to the Gulf of Carpentaria in a 1964 Land Rover, seeking out native ingredients as well as introduced foods and food wisdom and meeting with like-minded people along the way who are knowledgeable and passionate about Australia and Australian ingredients. It describes the people they meet - foragers, tribal elders, local farmers - and what they do, i.e. mutton birding on Flinders Island, croc wrangling, wasabi growing, as well as the things that inevitably go wrong along the way - a flat tire, snake bite, the heat and dust, boat runs out of fuel, they fail to catch anything for dinner and go hungry.
Its focus is real food, where it comes from, how it sometimes flourishes in the most hostile and breathtakingly beautiful parts of Australia; a book that shows the world and how diverse and extraordinary Australia is, what there is to be discovered and what we can learn from it. It includes some recipes and food suggestions; but this is not a cookbook in the conventional sense.
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 9th July 2020
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 17.0 x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.88
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