Confession: this story took me a long, long time to pull together.
Not because it was particularly difficult – in fact, Sophie’s words and images spoke so beautifully for themselves. But rather – because reading through her interview required one too many trips to the kitchen. As a food blogger, farmer, mother and immensely passionate foodie, Sophie speaks about food in a way that inspires a deep love of meal time, and an unfortunate corresponding hunger level. As the brains behind Local is Lovely, Sophie is a freelance food writer, home cook and photographer living on a farm just west of Orange in NSW. As the mother to two children, she focuses on celebrating farmers, delicious recipes, and sharing stories from kitchens, farms and markets across the country. Sophie has also recently released a new book, A Basket By The Door, offering recipes for comforting gifts and joyful gatherings. (In other words, the perfect solution for anyone wondering what to bring a new mother.) We spoke to Sophie about her food philosophy, how to embrace slow food in a fast world, and her idyllic life on the farm. Get ready to be hungry … Visit Local is Lovely | Photography by Clancy Job