Meet Brookfarm, the farm leading Australia in regenerative agriculture

When husband-and-wife duo Martin and Pam Brook bought a run-down dairy farm in the Byron hinterland, a passion for giving back to the land and creating quality, healthy food was born. Today Brookfarm is a working macadamia farm and the once-barren land is teaming with wildlife again. Here, we chat with Brookfarm’s CEO Will Brook about regenerative agriculture, world-first recycling initiatives and what makes the perfect breakfast.

Gabrielle Penfold

Meet artist Gabrielle Penfold

For artist Gabrielle Penfold, food isn’t just sustenance, it’s ritual, connection, ancient history and an endless source of inspiration. Taking cues from the frescoes of Herculaneum and Pompeii, Gabrielle began her career by painting the meals she ate in restaurants around Sydney. Her subject matter has expanded, but Gabrielle’s fascination with the classical world remains. Her works are a celebration of life’s pleasures — a platter of oysters, a familiar beach scene, bathers dipping their toes in a pool. “The fascinating thing is, nothing much has changed,” she says, “Oysters are still luxurious.”