Rohan Anderson | Shit Food Equals Shit Health. And How I Used Food To Improve My Life


Rohan Anderson
Shit Food Equals Shit Health. And How I Used Food To Improve My Life

Author of WholeLarderLove

DO Wales 2014
Running time: 32m 01s

Filed in: Food


Hunter. Gatherer. Grower. And author of ‘Whole Larder Love’ book and hugely influential blog. His personal journey is one from an Aussie bloke who was eating junk and drinking way too much to one who eats kale, to one who runs and catches and grows his own food. He changed his life, and he liked that change. He liked this new way of life.

This is warts and all life-affirming story of an overweight man working in corporate soul-sapping jobs that one day just said ‘Enough’. Rohan, with his great sense of humour and a gutsy approach to life, tells us of his fight for the right to eat good healthy food. And to become a normal healthy Aussie bloke. And now that he has sorted himself out, he is turning his attention to the rest of Australia. His next mission is going to make Australia eat healthily. If anyone can do it, Rohan can.

Rohan spent much of his childhood on a small farm near Jindivick in regional Victoria where he developed not only an affinity for nature but also a deep understanding of the role it plays in providing sustenance.

He has taken these lessons into his adult life where he now grows, hunts, fishes, and forages in wild and urban surroundings – procuring the food to feed his family. He also documents his adventures on his hugely popular blog, Whole Larder Love, sharing his recipes, slow food philosophies and (sometimes contentious) views with thousands of readers every month.

Describing himself not as a chef, but rather a family cook, Rohan is influenced by rustic, peasant-style cooking, with minimal fuss involved. You won’t find Anderson in supermarket aisles; instead, he is usually wandering around his back garden, heading for a river, and traipsing through the bush or local paddocks to find his tucker.