Sophie lives with her family on a farm just outside Orange in country New South Wales. She trained in print journalism at the University of Canberra and has over 20 years experience as a features writer. She has been blogging at www.local-lovely.com since 2013 and now teaches social media and content marketing to producers and small businesses via My Open Kitchen (podcast, e-course and workshops). With her first book with Murdoch Books, A Basket By The Door, Sophie continues to build her wonderful community of home cooks, brimming with friendship and kindness.
'Sophie Hansen's In Good Company reminds us of the joys of gathering with family, friends and neighbours to enjoy simple fare, made with love. The recipes are generous, bright and warm, exactly the type of food I want to cook again and again.' Hetty McKinnon, author of To Asia, With Love, Community, Family and Neighbourhood 'Sophie Hansen invites us into a special place where food nourishes, comforts and brings joy. Beautifully photographed and full of practical and seasonal recipes, this is a cookbook to treasure.' Julia Busuttil Nishimura, author of Ostro and A Year of Simple Family Food 'Sophie draws us generously into her world - a beautiful, authentic lifestyle. She has me wanting Gran's almond cake with honey cream, warm figs & blue cheese with elderflower & prosecco jellies - and to be sprawled on a river bank with family, friends & wild flowers.' Tessa Kiros Sophie's food is a celebration of the seasons and an ode to being together. Full of clever ideas and also tips from friends, famers and producers for entertaining effortlessly, Sophie will forever inspire the way you cook for friends and family from here on out! Emiko Davis, food writer and cookbook author