Twelve years ago, Peter Gilmore planted his first garden. Starting with a herb garden and experimenting with a few vegetables, he was instantly hooked, and had soon discovered just how many remarkable varieties of vegetables are actually available. Peter’s new book, From the Earth celebrates this diverse world of heirloom vegetables.
From the Earth takes readers on a culinary and historical journey into the world of unique and almost forgotten vegetables. With hundreds of varieties to choose from Peter has selected the vegetables that have excited him over the years for their culinary potential. Some are more common varietals of heirlooms, some are rare, some are almost extinct.
Each vegetable features at the heart of a recipe, and is further explored through a detailed profile and stunning photographs by Brett Stevens. The book looks at Peter’s decade-long passion for growing vegetables, and how it has informed and inspired his work as a chef.
From The Earth Book Launch Dinner with Peter Gilmore
Join Peter for a special dinner in The Circle to celebrate the launch of his new book From The Earth. Cocktail and canapes on arrival, three course menu from the book, paired wine and a signed copy of Peter’s book.
Proceeds from the event will go towards aiding local producers Erika and Hayden from Epicurean Harvest build a new dam on their farm after suffering the serious affects of drought.
6.30pm, Tuesday 25th September
$295 per person
Communal seating will be over two long tables in The Circle.