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I can't believe it was only a year ago I first met photographer / foodie / blogger Rohan Anderson, when I photographed his home in Ballarat. The moment I met him, I knew he'd be famous. I truly did. There was a magic and a passion and a buzzing energy in him which just felt like it was gearing up for something big. At the time he was blogging his heart out, hunting and foraging and cooking amazing food, (reluctantly) shooting weddings on weekends, and working on a his book - which was not much more than a very time-consuming side project at the time. But things were brewing... it was the calm the before the storm!
THIS MONTH, Rohan's highly anticipated book finally hits Australian bookstores! Entitled 'Whole Larder Love', after the blog which really kicked off all this madness, it is the most brilliant no-holds-barred documentation of Rohan's food philosophy. Alongside the obligatory mouth watering recipes and stunning shots, Whole Larder Love is actually a handbook for living off the land. This is no nonsense, relaxed, rustic fare, created using produce that has been grown, gathered, or hunted by Rohan himself.
I can't imagine how incredibly exciting it must be to see a project like this realised after so long in the making. I know it's been an epic project for Rohan and a seriously massive couple of years, but I've no doubt this is just the start of many more big things for Mr Anderson. In fact I'll be seriously surprised if there is not a TV series in the works. And then we can all say 'Pfft, I was a Rohan Anderson fan waaaaay before Whole Larder Love was on TV!'
I feel very lucky to have had a sneak peek at the Whole Larder Love book before it goes on sale later this month (thankyou Rohan and Fran!). It is truly such a GEM of a book and should most certainly be on your Christmas list. But if you can't wait til then to experience Rohan's top cooking tips, inspired food philosophy and rugged charm (!!)... I suggest you keep your eyes firmly peeled at your local bookstore and POUNCE when this book arrives later this month. It's bound to walk off the shelves...!
Whole Larder Love is published in Australia by Penguin, will be available from Sept 26th from all good booksellers, and is priced at just $29.99 (madness). AND if you pre-order your copy from any Readings store in advance, you will receive a signed copy!
ALSO VERY EXCITINGLY, we've roped Rohan in for a little guest spot on TDF starting tomorrow! Rohan will be kicking off our brand new FOOD COLUMN, and will join us with a recipe every Tuesday afternoon for the month of September. WOOHOO. I'm hungry already.