One young chef's ode in recipes and words to the isolated, Australian island-state at the bottom of the world.
How Wild Things Are celebrates nature and the slow food life on the rugged and sometimes wild island of Tasmania. When chef Analiese Gregory relocated after years of pushing through her anxiety and cooking in high-end restaurants, she found a new rhythm to the days she spent hunting, fishing, cooking, and foraging—a girl's own adventure at the bottom of the world. With more than 50 recipes, including cheese making and charcuterie, interwoven with Analiese's thoughtful narrative and accompanied by stunning photography, it is also a window into the joys of travel, freedom, vulnerability, and the perennial search for meaning in what we do. This is a blueprint for how to live, as much as how to cook.
About the Author
Analiese Gregory is one of the most talked about young chefs in Australia today, with a string of enviable professional credits to her name, including The Ledbury, Michel Bras, Mugaritz, and Sydney's Quay. In 2017 she moved to Tasmania, where she heads up the state's most acclaimed restaurant, Franklin in Hobart. Tasmania has given her a semblance of meaning and the life she craved, and she cherishes her time in nature connecting with the people whose life work it is to grow our food.
""The recipes reflect Gregory's fascinating mix of refined, European-trained fine-dining skills and her knack for marrying them with the freshest ingredients..." - TheAssociated Press,