Having grown up around her late grandmother, trailblazing cookbook author Margaret Fulton, it stands to reason that a love of good food would rub off on Louise Keats. Having grown up around her late grandmother, trailblazing cookbook author Margaret Fulton, it stands to reason that a love of good food would rub off on Louise Keats. Louise, who has established herself as a foodie in her own right, now has other family members competing for the title of ‘best cook in the family with her mother, Suzanne Gibbs, and sister Kate Gibbs following in the footsteps of their much-loved matriarch.
“Plus, my husband is an exceptional cook, so when we all get together and prepare our favorite dishes, with the children and dogs chasing each other around the house and pinching the best bits from our creations, thatLouise. farmhouse in the Southern Highlands of NSW, built by scratch for the young family. We bought the farm about seven in an apartment in our stables while we were building our house,” she says. “We wanted our children to have a strong connection with nature and plenty of space to roam and ride horses so, after spending weekends in the Highlands, we made the full-time tree change when our son was five and our daughter was a newborn.” A pool and greenhouse are on the .
AT HOME WITH LOUISE KEATS
Who: Cookbook author and TV presenter Louise Keats. Where: A modern farmhouse withand their children Harry, 11, and Charlotte, 6. Favorite thing: I’ve recently upgraded to the LG French Door fridge, which has quickly become my most loved . Inspiration: It’s an eclectic mix of family heirlooms and treasures I’ve gathered along the way. Home is: My family gathered in our kitchen, cooking a weekend meal.
LOUISE KEATS’ FAVOURITE THINGS
A local craftsman made this at Reid Brothers Furniture, and I love everything about it … except that my six-year-old loves to climb it. ‘Get down, Charlotte’.
We have welcomed our straight-haired cavoodle into our home in the past year. He is just the most loved pup I’ve ever owned.
Charlotte’s Windsor chair
dinner in as a little girl, and seeing my daughter sit in it now is lovely. I remember being lifted into it and how it felt under my legs.
Jean Bellette painting
. I believe it was painted in the 1960s when artist Jean Bellette lived in Majorca, and I adored it.
in the cooler months. It was built by a local stonemason using stone from our paddocks, so it was a labor of love.
This was a Christmas gift from my husband over ten years ago. It’s a special saddle he had sent over from Texas.
My grandma lived just a few doors down from my family when I was a little girl. I spent hours in her home, staring at her treasures, including these antique Chinese carved horses.
We do at least half of our weekend cooking here using red gum or ironbark to create the most delicious wood-fired meals, not just pizzas but also slow-cooked meats and vegetables. Published initially as Margaret Fulton’s granddaughter Louise Keats shares herlife.