Annie Smither's New Book

OC Annie Smithers (1983), the acclaimed chef, writer and restaurateur is launching her latest book "Recipe for a Kinder Life" in August.

She is a pioneer of the paddock-to-plate philosophy and at her much-loved restaurant "du Fermier" in Trentham, she serves French provincial-style, seasonal food, much of it harvested that day from her garden and local meats and poultry.

She is a regular contributor to "BluePrint For Living" on ABC Radio National where she discusses the rudimentary skills necessary for good home cooking.