Come sit at Maggie's Table to celebrate the art of country cooking and to share the generosity of one of Australia's favourite cooks
Maggie Beer is a long-time resident of South Australia’s Barossa Valley. She is deeply involved in the food culture of the area as a producer, chef and enthusiastic champion of all the Valley has to offer.
Here are recipes and stories that capture the rich flavours and colours of Maggie’s home. Season by season, we discover how she cooks with fresh, local produce for simple family dinners and large festive occasions.
We travel with her to the local dairy for fresh cream to make ice-cream, to the butcher for smoked meats, and to the neighbouring beekeeper for delicious honey. The large wood oven in the garden is lit for baked lemony chicken and potatoes, a picnic is prepared to take to the local pine forest to search for mushrooms, and we join Maggie’s husband, Colin, on a crabbing expedition in order to make classic crab cakes in the electric frypan.
Maggie Beer is one of Australia's best-known cooks. In addition to co-hosting The Cook and The Chef and making regular appearances on MasterChef Australia, Maggie devotes her time to the Farmshop in the Barossa Valley, where it all began, and to her Export Kitchen there, which produces her famous range of pates, fruit pastes, jams, sauces and verjuice, and develops her range of super-indulgent ice creams.
Maggie is the author of eight successful cookbooks, Maggie Beer (Lantern Cookery Classics),Maggie's Verjuice Cookbook, Maggie's Kitchen, Maggie's Harvest, Maggie's Table, Cooking with Verjuice, Maggie's Orchard , Maggie's Farm and Maggie's Christmas, and co-author of the bestselling Stephanie Alexander & Maggie Beer's Tuscan Cookbook.