New Zealand chefs, cooks and foodies share their favourite stories and recipes from their mother's kitchen.
For most of us, the memory of the food that our mothers served us as children never leaves us, a comforting reminder of the maternal bond that resonates through our adult lives. It is these memories, so often treasured, that are the inspiration for My Mother's Kitchen.
In this book an extremely impressive line-up of over 70 New Zealand chefs, cooks, bakers, writers and foodies share the stories and recipes from their own mother's kitchen, the food that they remember and which triggers all the best memories of early family life.
The contributors are many and varied and include international chef Peter Gordon; Ben Bayly of The Grove; Peta Mathias; Bevan Smith from Riverstone Kitchen; Karena and Kasey Bird; Chris Whiting of the Chop Shop in Arrowtown; Global Baker, Dean Brettschneider; Fleur Sullivan from Fleurs Place in Moeraki; Giulio Sturla from Roots in Lyttleton; Jax Hamilton; Josh Emmet from Rata and Madam Woo in Queenstown; New York-based chef and consultant Anthony Hoy Fong; writer Lauraine Jacobs; Mark Limacher from Ortega Fish Shack; TV chef Mark Southon; Lois Daish; Martin Bosley; Michael Van de Elzen; Sean Connolly from The Grill; Simon Gault; Tony Astle from Antoine's and Simon Wright from The French Café.
The recipes are wonderfully diverse and approachable, the photographs evocative and full of personality – this is a very special New Zealand cookbook to enjoy and share.
Alison Lambert, Otago Farmers Market, Dunedin; Allan Arnold, Buster Crabb, Invercargill; Anthony Hoy Fong; Ben Bayly, The Grove, Auckland; Bevan Smith, Riverstone Kitchen, Oamaru; Brett McGregor; Bruce Griffith, Cook'n'with Gas, Christchurch; Charles Royal; Chris Whiting, Chop Shop, Arrowtown; Claire Aldous; Colin Ashton; Darren Lovell, Fishbone, Queenstown; Dean Brettschneider; Drew Cruickshank, Freedom Farms; Fleur Sullivan, Fleurs Place, Moeraki; Giapo, Auckland; Ginny Grant; Giulio Sturla, Roots, Lyttleton; Grant Allen; Jax Hamilton; Wellington; Jennifer Chou, Chopsticks 101, Dunedin; John and Donna Thomse, Copenhagen Bakery, Christchurch; Josh Emmet, Rata and Madam Woo, Queenstown; Judge Bao; Julia Crownshaw; Karena and Kasey Bird; Karla Goodwin; Kelli Brett, Cuisine magazine; Kent Baddeley, 1024, Hastings; Kevin Hopgood, Hopgood's, Nelson; Kevin Morris, Dante's Pizza, Auckland; Kyle Street, Culprit, Auckland; Lauraine
Jacobs; Leslie Hottiaux; Lois Daish; Mario Rodrigues, Bistro Gentil, Wanaka; Mark Limacher, Ortega Fish Shack, Wellington; Mark Southon; Martin Bosley; Michael Barker, Barker's, Geraldine; Michael Dearth, Baduzzi, Auckland; Michael Mayell, Cookie Time; Michael Meredith, Meredith's, Auckland; Michael Van de Elzen; Michelle McHugh, MINDFOOD magazine; Monique Fiso, Hiakai; Nic Watt, MASU, Auckland; Nici Wickes, Women's Weekly; Nick Honeyman; Nigel Broad, Plato Cafe, Dunedin; Pedro Carazo, Pedro's House of Lamb, Christchurch; Peta Mathias; Peter Gordon; Renny Aprea, AUT; Richard Uttley, Little Bistro, Akaroa; Sachie Nomura; Sean Connolly; Sean Marshall, Matterhorn, Wellington; Sid Sarawhat, SidArt, Auckland; Simon Berry, Whitestone Cheese, Oamaru; Simon Gault; Simon Holst; Simon Wright, The French Café, Auckland; Teresa Pert, Pegasus Bay Winery, Amberley; Tom Hishon, Orphan's Kitchen, Auckland; Tony Astle, Antoine's, Auckland; Wade Lewis & Philippe Arregui, L'Authentique, Auckland; Yael Shochat, IMA, Auckland