Healthy Eating

After fresh ideas for meals that are healthy but still pack a flavour punch? We've got salads and vegetable-packed bowls to soups and light desserts.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before 24th July, 2017 and receive 6 issues for only $35!

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Du Fermier charcuterie

Annie Smithers' charcuterie: coming to a kitchen table near you very soon.

WHO Chef Annie Smithers made her name with her eponymous bistro in Kyneton in regional Victoria before opening the French-inspired Du Fermier in Trentham. She and long-time collaborator Angus Beaumont are fiends for charcuterie, and decided to start selling their own.

WHY Smithers and Beaumont have nearly half a century of training, technique and skill between them. Working with Western Plains Pork and other local producers in the Du Fermier kitchen, the pair uses tried and tested recipes they've accumulated over the years to make fine pastry, and properly seasoned and mixed sausages and terrines that have excellent texture.

HOW Hot-water pastry is an art perfected in the pork pies, which are filled with delicious morsels of pork and topped with savoury jelly. The duck terrine is studded with crisp pistachio nuts, while the pork terrine is wrapped like a meaty gift in fine slices of kaiserfleisch. The entire range is beautifully packaged and presented; a must for the Francophile entertainer.

WHERE Du Fermier charcuterie is sold at the Daylesford, Kyneton and Southbank farmers' markets, at The French Shop in Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market, or it can be ordered online at for collection from the restaurant.


Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

Latest news
Meet Your Maker: RL Foote Design Studio
Our Baking Cookbook is here
The Producers: Sunday Muesli Company
Focaccia's comeback
July Gourmet Traveller out now
Bacon Week 2017
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for ways to make the most out of seasonal produce? Want to find a recipe perfect for a party? Or just after fresh ideas for dessert? Either way, our recipe collections have you covered.

See more
2017 Restaurant Guide

Our 2017 Restaurant Guide is online, covering over 400 restaurants Australia wide. Never wonder where to dine again.

See more

You might also like...

Hot 100 2015 - Food

The world is getting hotter and we’re not talking about glob...

Women in Hospitality

A new organisation is empowering women working in the hospit...

The producers: Two Rivers Green Tea

A leading local tea exporter now offers his leaves to the do...

The producers: Colony honey

A selection of regional monofloral honeys sourced direct fro...

Liquid gold

We find ourselves inexorably drawn to salt caramel in a jar....

The producers: Atssu Divers

Hand-dived abalone, turban shell and sea urchin.

Making a scene

Entertainer Julia Zemiro notes there’s little difference bet...

Deutscher’s Turkey Farm

When it comes to talking turkey, the best birds have lived t...

Sandor Ellix Katz Q&A

Food fermentation 'revivalist' and guru Sandor Ellix Katz di...

The producers: Alexandrina Jersey milk

Meet the producers of the creme de la creme of Australian fu...

Gamze smokehouse

Bringing local flavour to artisan-made bacon.

Gourmet Traveller Gourmet Fast app

Now, here's a mighty handful: GT's Gourmet Fast recipes are ...

Food emoji we wish existed

What? More than 200 new pictograms in the latest Emoji set, ...

What is jumbuck?

The jumbuck has leapt straight from the pages of Banjo Pater...

Inside Out almond milk

Thicker, creamier milk, with a more pronounced almond flavou...

get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.