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The gourmet farmer.


Matthew Evans, aka the Gourmet Farmer, is a chef by trade and Tasmanian smallholder by choice. He is the co-owner with his partner Sadie Chrestman of Fat Pig Farm, a 70 acre mixed holding that grows food for their on-farm restaurant in the picturesque Huon Valley.

Current Work

Matthew has been a food writer for nearly three decades, as well as a television presenter for the last ten years. He’s fronted six series of Gourmet Farmer on SBS TV, along with documentaries What’s the Catch and For the Love of Meat.

A strong advocate for knowing and trusting what you eat, he’s written for magazines, newspapers and guide books and is the author of a dozen books on food, including The Real Food Companion and the soon to be released The Commons (due out in November 2019) as well as two memoirs.

Matthew was fantastic. He was informative, enthusiastic, entertaining and opened himself up to questioning. Conference Design Pty Ltd

Matthew excelled above and beyond our highest expectations. Having a brief meeting before our event with Matthew was a fantastic opportunity as it was clear that despite the vague nature of my instructions, he just got it. The event was a wild success and a real highlight for everyone who attended our three-day event in Hobart. I would have no hesitations in recommending Matthew to anyone who was interested.

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