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A biscuit and a book tour

Hello! How are you? Would you like a biscuit? 

I'm dropping in to let you know that this Friday is the official release date of my book! How amazing is that?!  I'll be hanging out in a few bookshops to promote it. Which is rather wonderful because bookshops are one of my favourite places to hang out.

When Elsa was a newborn, and we lived in the inner city suburb of Leichhardt, there was a bookshop I'd often walk to.  After coffee and a sfogliatella , I'd push that chunky pram into the store and browse the shelves.  Books on gardening, cooking, farming, tree changes and decorating country houses were the titles I'd covet the most. Twelve years later some of those books are still on high rotation on my reading pile. Well-loved classics.

Funny thing is, I'm going back to that very bookshop for an event as part of my book tour.  Never, in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that we'd move to Tasmania let alone that I'd end up writing a book about it.  Back then, even leaving the city seemed an impossible dream.  Elsa would be almost two before we actually took the leap and landed in Tasmania.  I cannot get over the serendipity.

I'm looking forward to hitting the road and meeting people and telling my story. I will probably be overwhelmed, I will probably cry.

As a special part of the book tour, I am also super excited to be teaching three Food Styling and Photography Workshops at The School with incredible Megan Morton.  Not only do I get to teach you all my tricks and feast on some recipes from my book, but we get to play on the most stylish camera on the block - the Olympus OM-D E-M10.

Maybe you could come and say hi!  I will also be doing a lot of radio interviews so I'll keep you posted on my Facebook page, if you want to listen in.

What a chatfest over the next few weeks. I'm certainly going to need more biscuits.

A Table In Orchard Tour Dates * 

30 April 5:30pm  Fullers Book Shop Hobart Thursday 

Saturday 2 May ABC Bookshop Hobart - 11am  and 2pm 

Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May AGFEST Not Just Books stand (CWA Drive)
 (if you can't find me I'll probably be over near the tractors)

Tuesday 12 May 7pm Melbourne Books for Cooks event 

Wednesday 13 May 12:30 Readings Hawthorn 

Thursday 14 May 6:30 Sydney Berkelouw Leichhardt 

Saturday 6 June Hobart Food & Styling Workshop 

Saturday 27 June Sydney Food & Styling Workshop 

Saturday 4 July Melbourne Food & Styling Workshop 

* All these dates have links to the details.


  1. Dear Michelle, I am so happy for you! I have pre-ordered your book and am looking forward very much to reading it and trying more of your recipes. I am wishing you all the very best and again congratulations! Your blog was one of the first I read and it touched my heart. Have a wonderful book tour. Best wishes, Ann

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and for reading my blog Ann xx

  2. Congratulations! I think I would buy your book just for the photos, although now that I have had a sneak peek, your story that leads you to Tasmania sounds beautiful.

    1. Thank you Jenny, I love telling the story x

  3. How incredibly exciting Michelle. Enjoy your book tour and the odd biscuit! x

  4. Sounds all very exciting! Good on you, good luck and enjoy! I wish you were coming to QLD though.. I have pre ordered your book and it would have been lovely to get it signed! I'll have to bring it down to Tassie with me next time xx

    1. Thank you for buying my book Deborah! I would love to sign your copy xxx

  5. This sounds all too exciting! My book has been 'despatched' hopefully I'll have my hands very soon.

  6. Awesome! So chuffed for you Michelle! Wishing I could come along to the workshop in Hobart - but I'm away for a school trip to France (which is pretty exciting, but I'm still disappointed I won't be able to come along!) x