Second edition of Tasmania's Table to be released mid December

The best selling food lover's guide to the state's fine food, drink and restaurants

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Tasmania's Table (2nd Edition) by Paul County and Nick Osborne

Tasmania's Table (2nd Edition) by Paul County and Nick Osborne


In December 2015 Tas Food Books is publishing the second edition of its best selling food book, Tasmania’s Table – a food lover’s guide to Tasmania’s fine food, drink and restaurants.

When it was launched in late 2009, Tasmania’s Table was the first all-in-one, hard-cover A-Z of Tasmanian food, which celebrated Tasmania’s high quality food and drink, chefs and restaurants, produce and producers and its fascinating food culture and history.

The first edition enjoyed the #1 book selling position in Tasmania for many weeks. It was also selected at the Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards as one of the top six food guides in the world. It sold well nationally and a recipe from it was featured on the My Kitchen Rules television series in 2014.

The entirely revised 512 page second edition includes:

  • More than 100 delicious recipes using outstanding Tasmanian produce from 47 of Tasmania’s best chefs and featuring our most acclaimed restaurants
  • A beer, wine and cider guide
  • Profiles of new and established Tasmanian produce and producers
  • A comprehensive producers and provedores section – a useful guide for chefs, home cooks and visitors on where to try and buy quality Tasmanian produce
  • More than 25 fascinating feature stories including:
    - A Taste of The Taste, a history of the Taste of Tasmania festival
    - The Village People, the evolution of the colourful North Hobart restaurant district;
    - Food of The Dragon, a history of Chinese restaurants in Tasmania;
    - 1864 – Australian Cuisine Commences, a profile of Australia’s first cookbook and author Edward Abbott from Bellerive;
    - The Cascades; Australia’s first whisky distillery and whisky bar in Australia in 1822
    - and a profile of talented Government House chef Ainstee Wagner.

Contributing authors also acknowledge Tasmanian food icons Marjorie Bligh, Geoff Copping and Giselle Benton, who have all passed away.

Another highlight is the stunning and seductive food photography by Tasmanian photographer Nick Osborne.

Contributing authors include: Elaine Reeves (The Mercury newspaper food writer), Astrid Wootton, Bernard Lloyd, Danielle Wood, Erin Jackson, Justin Harris, Will Priestley, Michele Round, James Adams and Ryan Campling.

The foreword is by Matthew Evans (The Gourmet Farmer).

Tasmania's Table (second edition) by Paul County and Nick Osborne is published by Tas Food Books (Hobart, Tas, 2015, HB 512pp).  RRP A$69.95 in stores or $67.50 (inc freight) direct from Tas Food Books.

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