by Lino Alvarez and Kim Deacon
Lino Alvarez and Kim Deacon were at the forefront of an exodus of artists over the last twenty years, seeking a more organic lifestyle in the historic gold mining town of Hill End, in Central West New South Wales. At La Paloma Pottery, next to their 1865 wattle and daub miner’s cottage, Kim and Lino have created the sensuous clay cooking pots and tableware that add flavour and authenticity to their delicious mix of Mexican-inspired and international dishes. Their indoor and outdoor kitchens are a meeting place for like-minded spirits – family and friends, local descendants of the original residents of Hill End, and distant artists. These fellow diners at the Hill End table make the pilgrimage to this historic site for many and varied reasons.
This lavishly illustrated book, rich in both fine and culinary art, allows readers the chance to join that table, for an aromatic mix of Art, Food and Fire. It is a book redolent of the flavours, scents and images of this exceptional couple’s lives.