Meet Loise

MEET LOUISE

Hi! I’m Louise FitzRoy, a Walkley Award-winning journalist, founder of From Paddock to Plate, food writer and educator, author, public speaker, local food and sustainability ambassador and proud country girl.

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National From Paddock to Plate Schools Program

The first cross-curriculum teaching resource of its kind in Australia, that includes more than 10 virtual excursions, more than 100 worksheets and teacher manuals and more than 50 recipes for primary and secondary students.

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Meet Australia’s farmers
Meet Australia’s farmers

Join Louise as she travels through the agricultural heartland of Australia, sharing the knowledge and passion of numerous farmers.

Learn tips for growing your own food
Learn tips for growing your own food

Discover the tips and tricks to a flourishing edible garden thanks to the generous expertise found within these pages.

Cook delicious homemade recipes
Cook delicious homemade recipes

Treat yourself to a smorgasbord of over 170 treasured recipes from the people who know their produce best.

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NEWS & EVENTS 

Explore Australia's most innovative farms, uncover local produce in your region, discover the latest foodie fads, share your favourite recipes and keep up to date with the latest news and exciting events. Experience the unique From Paddock to Plate journey right here. 

img_8191 30th September, 2016

Moroccan treasures 

After eating a delicious pastilla in the hidden labyrinth of the medina in Fes, buying bunches of mint in Casablanca, learning how to cook cous cous in Moulay Idriss, cracking Argan nuts to make the nutritious oil on the road to Marrakech (“the city of palms”) and riding camels into the sunset and almost over the Algerian border, there’s nothing better than sitting down to a “Moroccan whiskey” with ice – green tea with fresh mint and a cube of sugar.

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Green2Go 3rd September, 2016

Salad smoothies 

Nick requires 40 to 55 kilograms of kale a week, 20 to 30 kilograms of purslane (a tasty, easy-to-grow "weed" and a rich source of omega-3s), four bundles of fresh moringa, over 90 kilograms of ripe banana and plantain (a more savoury variety of banana), 45 kilograms of mango as well as ginger and turmeric to make enough smoothies to meet the growing demand.

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coconut 22nd July, 2016

The coconut man 

Farmer Clarence grabs a machete and starts peeling back layers of coconut, making an indent small enough for me to poke my straw through and drink the refreshing water inside. He then hands me a wedge of coconut skin to use as a spoon and shows me how to peel out the young gel-like flesh inside.

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