The Long Table : My Love Affair With Food
A culinary memoir of an extraordinary life. Mary Moody is a well-known author, cook, gardener, TV celebrity and a woman who is determined to grow old disgracefully. This book celebrates Mary's passion for food and the pivotal role it has played in her life. It is a memoir told in her unique voice detailing four big stages in her life- her unusual childhood; her early years of marriage & motherhood when she started her career as a TV gardener; running away to France; her return and life on her farm. Through all these stages, Mary has cooked and in this book she shares the recipes she loved from all the stages of her life - from the banana custard of her childhood to the rabbit rillettes she learned to cook in France.
- Hardback | 200 pages
- 221 x 275 x 24mm | 1,188g
- 01 Apr 2008
- Bauer Media Books
- Sydney, NSW, Australia
About Mary Moody
Mary Moody was born in Sydney to journalist parents. She herself became a journalist on The Australian Women's Weekly magazine when she was 18. In her late twenties she moved with her extended family to the Blue Mountains village of Leura, west of Sydney, and raised four children. At the same time she started a career as a gardening writer and presenter on the well-known ABC television series, Gardening Australia. In 2000 she ran away to France and stunned her many admirers by writing honestly, in three candid autobiographies, about her experiences. In 2007 she moved back into television as a talk-show panellist on Channel 9 and more recently has worked as an evening presenter and interviewer for ABC Radio. Mary lives on a farm in Yetholme, near Bathurst, New South Wales with her husband David, her dog Luscious, cat Sid and a flock of ducks, chickens and geese. She has eight grandchildren.