Forage Cookbook is a collection of recipes from chefs all across Victoria’s restaurants and cafes. Chefs from Cookie, Auction Rooms, Estelle Bistro, Charlie Dumpling, Cumulus Inc, Huxtable and many more. It’s “a love letter to the state of Victoria” with recipes, stories and photographs, from chefs, producers, restaurants and food folk from across the state. The book was made possible thanks to those who got involved in the Pozible crowd funding campaign, which was instigated by MasterChef season 1 contestant, Julia Jenkins and the mastermind behind the book, Calum Foulner.
Calum conceived of the concept as a way of generating charitable funds in a way that benefited everyone involved, and all proceeds from the sale of the book will go to local charity Upside Nepal to create and support agriculture businesses in Nepal.
We want to share the paddock-to-plate connection with the Australian people, and in turn, through partnership with Australian charity Upside Nepal, support village development through agriculture enterprise in Nepal. We aim to raise $100K for Upside Nepal. The more money we raise through Pozible, the more books we can produce and sell, the more we can spread our message, and ultimately the more money goes to Nepal
The recipes and pictures for the cookbook were sourced and photographed during an epic 3,000km road trip, criss-crossing the state, visiting the people and places that make Victoria’s culinary scene one of the world’s most diverse and exciting. Check out the official website to learn more about the journey from concept to reality.
Forage Cookbook will be available late November/early December 2016 and will be available directly from the Forage Cookbook website, independent book-stores (full list coming soon) and other small retail outlets. The team will also be popping up at lots of markets etc. in the weeks prior to Christmas, so you shouldn’t have any trouble getting your hands on a copy.