You’ve stumbled into Mr. Wilkinson’s – a leisurely site for perusing the goings-on of the oh-so-dapper Matt Wilkinson, saucy chef and co-owner of Melbourne eatery Pope Joan. Gastronomic to the bone, Matt’s also a bit of a talker: peak inside his journal, hear about his food and farm-hopping adventures, and steal some of his recipes to pass off as your own!
Do it; he would.
In Matt’s first book, Mr. Wilkinson’s Favourite Vegetables, he describes his no-fuss, seasonal-driven approach to food:
“I build my dishes around vegetables in season because this is when they will be the cheapest, most readily available and, most importantly, taste the best.”
With a thriving vegie garden and two hooligans, Finn and Jay, to wrangle, Matt’s shenanigans these days are mostly confined to Melbourne, Australia. Don’t let this lull you into a false sense of security though: he travels. A lot.