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John Newton

John Newton is a freelance writer, journalist and novelist. He writes on food, eating, travel, farming and associated environmental issues. His most recent books are The Getting of Garlic (2018), The Oldest Foods on Earth (2016) which won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Culinary History Book, A Savage History: Whaling in the Pacific and Southern Oceans (2013) and Grazing: The ramblings and recipes of a man who gets paid to eat (2010). In 2005 he won the Gold Ladle for Best Food Journalist in the World Food Media Awards.

Books from this author
Cooking with the Oldest Foods on Earth
February 2022
Cooking with the Oldest Foods on Earth
November 2019
WINNER of the 2020 Gourmand Award for Innovation Native produce business is booming and it's about to enter a new phase — Australian native ingredients are beginning to turn up in growers' markets and even local supermarkets. From Warrigal greens and saltbush, to kangaroo and yabbies — John Newton will inspire you to grab some and take it home.
The Oldest Foods on Earth
February 2016
'This is a book about Australian food, not the foods that European Australians cooked from ingredients they brought with them, but the flora and fauna that nourished the Aboriginal peoples for over 50,000 years. It is because European Australians have hardly touched these foods for over 200 years that I am writing it.'
The Getting of Garlic
October 2018