from the heart
Funny, warm and intimate, Annie’s Farmhouse Kitchen (Hardie Grant Books, $39.99) is written by chef Annie Smithers of Du Fermier in Trentham, Victoria, and illustrated by Robin Cowcher. A collection of seasonal menus, Annie’s words link the activity in the garden with what needs to be done in the kitchen in order to create these menus. Without photographs of the dishes you are forced to pay attention to the words — and imagine what the food might look like if you were to cook it. See page 105 for details of Country Style’s reader event at Du Fermier to celebrate the launch of Annie’s book.