This is award-winning chef James Viles' photographic journal of his road trip due north, from Tasmania to the Gulf of Carpentaria. His focus is real food, where it comes from, how it's grown, tended and harvested, and how it sometimes flourishes in the most hostile and breathtakingly beautiful parts of Australia.
James describes the people he meets along the road and the conversations he has with foragers, food producers, fishermen, tribal elders, local farmers—all of whom are knowledgeable and passionate about Australia and Australian ingredients. James also discovers that sleeping in a swag under the stars reminds him about what matters and reconnects him to his creative self. With exquisite imagery from Adam Gibson, this is an extraordinary portrait of a country.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James Viles is one of Australia's most respected
restaurateurs recognised for his commitment to sustainability and his creative affiliation with nature. He is the chef and co-founderof the two-hatted Biota Dining which is one of the most awarded regional restaurants in NSW.