Whole Larder Love is Rohan Anderson’s classic guide to foraging, hunting, cooking and pickling. Anderson is a family man, a talented DIY-er and a modern-day hunter-gatherer. Primarily concerned with how to live off the land and provide himself and his family with fresh, local food, Anderson has become and expert hunter, fisher, forager, gardener, pickler and sometimes barterer. He now shares his healthy and sustainable secrets and experiences.
In Whole Larder Love, Anderson gives us delectable recipes easy-to-follow tips and instructions for setting up a home garden, the best practices for hunting and trapping small game and for catching fish, guidance on how to identify and collect edible food growing in the wild, and the proper tools, gear and resources to use. Additionally, he gives us a slew of exciting recipes for our ingredients once they’ve been collected. This combination of how-to manual and cookbook is beautifully illustrated in full colour with Anderson’s own photographs, capturing the ingredients, the gear, the rural surroundings and the exquisite finished dishes in rich and vivid detail. And with suggestions for possible substitutions and tips on bartering and selecting food from farmer’s markets, Whole Larder Love is perfect for foodies, farmers, hunters, gardeners – even urbanites looking to inject their lives with a little rural romance – and anyone else interested in getting more involved with the origins of the food they eat.
‘Fans of Rohan Anderson’s blog Whole Larder Love will take a shine to his first book, which is alive with evocative images of rural life.’ The Age
‘For anyone wanting a greater connection to the land, it is a must for the bookshelf.’Weekly Times
‘The book takes you into Rohan’s world, and his own beautiful photos – not only of meals but also of kit for growing, gathering and hunting – complement the simple recipes that are easy and full of flavour.’ Good Reading