Matthew Evans is a former chef and food critic turned Tasmanian smallholder. He fattens pigs, milks a cow, tends a garden and writes about food from his office atop his cottage on Puggle Farm, in the gorgeous Huon Valley. He is also 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 is setting up a 70 acre piece of land as a mixed farm under the name Fat Pig Farm, specialising in old and rare breed pork. He 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.