Four chapters, four seasons
This book published by Tas Food Books features stunning photos from Osborne Images and recipes to suit each Tasmanian season from Karen Goodwin-Roberts.
Celebrating the seasons in a Tasmanian kitchen: In Tasmania talented and passionate producers grow, breed and harvest world-recognised produce from its unpolluted waters and rich, fertile soils. Therefore Tasmania has become a special food-lovers’ island paradise. In this delicious book with this fresh seasonal produce at her fingertips, Karen Goodwin-Roberts, one of the island’s most passionate teacher chefs, shares her cooking experience with friends in some of Tasmania’s most enticing settings, celebrating four seasons with four fabulous feasts.
Steve Solomon, vegetable growing expert and author of the bestselling book Growing Vegetables South of Australia, also provides growing, harvesting or storing tips. Karen and Steve are convinced Tasmania’s distinct seasons allow for diverse quality produce and that we should know where our food comes from, how it is grown and harvested and this in the end contributes to us eating a healthy, seasonally sustainable, well-balanced diet.
Meet the author Karen Goodwin Roberts
Ms Karen Goodwin Roberts is the Head of the Hospitality Program for the Australian Qualifications at Pegasus International College. She has been with Pegasus since 2016. Before coming to Pegasus, Ms. Karen was a famous chef in Australia with over 30 years of experience and head of culinary training at Drysdale TAFE. Ms. Karen was the owner of a restaurant, which was considered as one of the three best restaurants in Hobart by Lonely Planet magazine. Her cafe and restaurant also won the best restaurant award by the Tasmanian Hotel-Restaurant Association in 2013. Apart from Island Harvest: Celebrating seasons in a Tasmania kitchen, Karen is also the author of another best selling cookbook in Australia called: Tasmania’s Picnics in Paradise.
At Pegasus, Ms. Karen coordinates the hospitality and cookery certificate courses as well as the Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management. She specializes in teaching culinary and cooking programs. She also participates in the development of culinary and restaurant-related courses at Pegasus.
Michael Roberts, Karen’s husband, is also a lecture in hospitality management at Pegasus International College. Michael is a hospitality and tourism expert and business owner with over 30 years of experience. The Australian couple has been calling Vietnam home for almost 6 years and making every day in their life a new adventure.