David and Gerda Foster live in Bundanoon in the Southern Highlands of NSW, where for many years they and their children were largely self-sufficient. This is the account of a year’s growing and cooking. The many splendid colour photographs are by Peter Solness.
David Foster is the most original of Australia’s major novelists. Duffy & Snellgrove also publishes his novel The Land Where Stories End. Gerda Foster works with prisoners, sometimes using food to assist in her work. She is a fine cook.