Author(s): Rohan Anderson
Rohan Anderson left his desk job in the city for the richer pleasures of living a simpler life on the land. Over the years he has developed his own principle of practical living. Practiculture is a lifestyle choice. It's about direct involvement in the day to day elements of living, and at the heart of it, the rewarding choice to grow, hunt and forage beautiful, healthy, sustainable food. A Year of Practiculture features 100 of Rohan's simple, rustic, seasonal recipes, as well as his observations, victories and failures, and the realities of living a practical life surrendered to the bounty (and hardships) of the land through the seasons. All written in Rohan's passionate, funny, no-nonsense style. Recipes include lamb with french flageolet beans; cold smoked bacon; grilled broccoli, almond and siracha salad; Australian salmon with pimenton crust with chili aioli; bottling fruit; elderflower cordial; crumbed quail with roast beetroot mash; sourdough bread; venison port pie; kangaroo ankles (kankles); forest mushroom and onion pie and more! This is the ultimate guide to living by the land in modern times, illustrated throughout with stunning photographs of the Australian landscape and the recipes created from it.
Rohan Anderson has been sharing his food journey on his blog, Whole Larder Love, for five years. The blog is a collection of honest stories and experiences that follow Rohan's journey to remove himself from a hectic modern lifestyle centred around processed foods. Rohan is an advocate of simple living, of living practically and within one's means. Tackling the deeper issues that our modern food system raises, Rohan's prose is humourous, at time poetic, and often controversial. Through Whole Larder Love, Rohan likes to propose new ideas and question what is accepted as 'normal'. He doesn't profess to have all the answers, nor does he proclaim to be an expert in any one field. He does, however, share what he is experiencing in his world of slow food and slow living in the hope that it may inspire some positive changes as to how we eat and live in these challenging times. Originally a country boy, Rohan spent many years living in Melbourne only to return to the bush to raise a family. He currently lives in the Central Highlands of Victoria with his partner Kate and their four girls, a few dogs and a heap of chickens.