Summer Camp Cookouts7 (credit @lizziehalloran)

Matt Wilkinson hails from the rolling pastures and industrial jungle of Barnsley, South Yorkshire in the North of England – a stealthily disguised ‘centre gastronomique.’

Charming and ever-so-modest, Matt is a regular contributor to delicious. magazine and the author of three top-selling cookbooks: Mr Wilkinson’s “Favourite Vegetables”, Mr Wilkinson’s “Simply Dressed Salads” and Mr & Mrs Wilkinson’s “How it is at Home”, which is co-written with his wife Sharlee Gibb. They have sold over 150,000 copies worldwide, with “Favourite vegetables” being translated into nine languages. Matt is currently working on a smaller collection of cookbooks under the disguise of Mr Wilkinson due to be released in 2021.

Matt’s very poorly-concealed obsession is with growing, sourcing and presenting the best tasting produce he can – he’s kinda coocoo about it actually. Matt appreciates the importance of farmers and food producers to making his gastronomic plans a reality so it is fitting that he is a former ambassador for the Victorian Farmers’ Markets Association.

Matt and Sharlee live in Northcote, Melbourne their two hooligans, Finn and Jay, and Quincy, the dog.