I am an internationally award-winning author and publisher who is incredibly blessed to live in one of the most remote, breathtakingly beautiful corners of this earth - the island of Tasmania!
I am also a passionate home cook, designer, aspiring food photographer and writer, though it took my producing Garlic Feast to fully appreciate this! Prior to that, for many years, I languished as fellow procrastinators do, in the desert of n'er do and self-doubt. So if you have a penchant and a burning passion for something, don't dither, dilly dally or doubt as I did for far too long - dare to do it!
Though the book - its shape, form and production was my vision. And I invested a great deal of love, time, passion, hard work and savings into producing the book, I cannot take all of the credit for Garlic Feast, and neither would I want to! Garlic Feast was borne from the grassroots of a small community harvest festival: 'The Koonya Garlic Festival", and the amazing, passionate and creative community that exists here on the ruggedly wild and spectacular Tasman Peninsula, in Tasmania's south east.
The book simply would not have been possible without the generosity of this community, and the gifted chefs, passionate cooks and artisan producers who generously shared recipes for the book. Neither would Garlic Feast have been possible without the skill of the book's food photographers (of which I was a modest one!) and the book's designer, award-winning photographer Ian Wallace, who mentored and helped guide me through the self publishing process. I feel both humbled and blessed to have had such amazing talented professionals involved in the book.
With its temperate climate and clean air, water and soils, Tasmania creates the perfect climate for growing tasty healthy garlic.
Garlic Feast is a book for garlic lovers, foodies and cooks, and all those who love beautiful cookbooks! The book is not only bulging with delicious garlic-inspired recipes - including black garlic, green garlic and smoked garlic recipes gathered from far and wide, it's brimming with stories and information - everything anyone needs to know about garlic and cooking with garlic, including: the nutritional benefits of garlic, including the new super food black garlic, the medicinal qualities of garlic, growing, smoking, and preserving garlic, plus previously unpublished information about garlic variety flavours.
It's a pleasure to share Garlic Feast with you. I do hope that you will enjoy reading the book, sharing the stories, experimenting with the many different garlic varieties available, and cooking up a garlic storm!
Here's to a bumper garlic crop! Oodles of love, Janice Xxx
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