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Fall in love with preserving with Cindy Bunt

Fall in love with preserving with Cindy Bunt
30 August 2023

Author Cindy Bunt
Cindy Bunt Authorised
Author Cindy Bunt

Mount Gambier Library will host local author Cindy Bunt with her first cookbook Fall in Love with Preserving on Wednesday 6 September at 7:00pm.

Cindy Bunt is the owner and creative force behind The Post and Rail – a cooking, gardening and art school in Compton. Her unwavering devotion to the seasons, preserving the harvest and love of food led her to write and publish Fall in Love with Preserving, now on its second print run.

“I’m a lover of food and growing produce. My methods are no-nonsense, simple, efficient, and fun!” Author Cindy Bunt said.

My aim and philosophy are to help people connect with seasonal growing and cooking. To share the knowledge and passion that I have and the time saving tips, short cuts and methods which bring us all back to the connection to the seasons. It’s all about flavour and you just can’t beat the taste of home grown produce. - Author Cindy Bunt

With decades of experience preserving produce from over 100 different varieties of fruit trees, 46 different citrus trees and over 1,000 square metres of vegetable garden, there isn’t much Cindy doesn’t know about preserving. Cindy’s passion for preserves comes from her desire to capture the flavour of in-season produce.

“Whist nothing can beat the flavour of a fresh peach picked straight off the tree and still warm from the sun, after eating about 50 of them, you’ll want a way to preserve the other 300 peaches on the tree in a way that still captures its exquisite flavour,” Cindy said.

Fall in Love with Preserving is packed with over 60 recipes. There is something for everyone with sections on syrups, jams, sauces, chutneys and pickles, pickled vegetables, fruit in a jar and sundries.

This is a free in-conversation event with Cindy providing a cooking demonstration from her book.

Bookings available by contacting the Mount Gambier Library on 8721 2540 or book online at under ‘Programs and Events’.

Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Communications Officer Madeleine Brookes on 8721 2577 or

Fall in Love with Preserving by Cindy Bunt