Dee Nolan is a journalist, author and the third generation to run her family farm near Naracoorte in South Australia’s Limestone Coast.

Her Nolans Road organic produce takes its name from the country lane that winds through a canopy of magnificent river red gums along the boundary of Dee’s olive grove. Her certified organic extra virgin olive oil has won a wide following among leading chefs and food writers both in Australia and further afield. For food lovers everywhere, Nolans Road has come to mean premium, certified organic produce that is farmed in harmony with nature, resulting in food that both delights the senses and is rich in health benefits. Dee’s recently published first book was inspired by Europe’s artisanal food producers, with their heritage in centuries-old traditions and their produce newly cherished by modern cooks in their home kitchens and restaurants. The book is called A Food Lover’s Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela and it is published by the Lantern imprint of Penguin (also available in soft cover).

Dee has just published her second book A Food Lover’s Pilgrimage to France where she retraced the footsteps of the vast numbers of medieval French pilgrims who travelled to the shrine of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela. Dee’s French pilgrimage winds through magnificent and changing landscapes: from Burgundy’s vine-covered slopes to the gastronomic capital of Lyon; up onto the vast windswept meadows of the Aubrac plateau; along the dramatic Lot river; through the gentle hills of Gascony; to the trout-filled rivers of the Pyréneés and, finally to Santiago de Compostela itself.

She meets the monks whose medieval predecessors planted the vineyards we see today, visits local markets with some of France’s greatest chefs, cooks traditional recipes in home kitchens and walks with farmers taking cattle to the high pasture. Beautifully photographed by Earl Carter, this captivating book includes five detailed maps, advice on planning a French pilgrimage, a recommended reading list and helpful addresses.

For further information or to purchase Dee’s books please visit www.deenolan.com