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The Great NZ Cookbook

The Food We Love from 80 of Our Finest Cooks, Chefs and Bakers



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The Great New Zealand Cookbook by Murray Thom
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I really (really!) wanted this cookbook, as I love all things NZ. No other book stores would send to the USA. =( So glad I found Mighty Ape (Love your name!) And you got it to me in less than a week. Woohoo!

I just received this a few days ago and have thumbed through, but not made anything yet, but lots of pages have flags on them. Going to have to Google some of the measurement conversions. And I know I will also have to be doing some substitutions (I never see rabbit in our stores), but … It is a gloriously illustrated and photographed cookbook. It has an amazing number of recipes that I want to try. Eclectic and unique and just wonderful. I collect cookbooks, but this one won't be just sitting on the shelf, looking pretty. I'm sure, with time, it will be well-used and splattered. Kiwis sure must eat well!

I spent months trying to figure out how to get this book. Five stars for Mighty Ape service and five stars for the book. That makes 10 stars, right- =)

Thanks, Mighty Ape! Mary G – Boise, Idaho USA

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"Best NZ cookbook on offer" Purchased on Mighty Ape

This is a stunning NZ cookbook. Were you to purchase only one, this would have to be the one. So essentially Kiwi. The recipes are familiar to us and they are all within the home-cook capability. The cooks featured could so easily be us. There is a welcome familiarity and comfort about the book. Buy it!!!

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Beautiful recipes and book

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"A kiwi taste"
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A perfect food companion for New Zealand cuisine lovers… Not to be missed…

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
"Absolutly Brillient!"
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I love this book! There's something for everybody at every level of skill. So much variety of recipes too. This is one of the best if not THE best cook book I have ever brought.

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Perfect gift more people that like to cook

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From the creators of The Great NZ Songbook comes “The Great New Zealand Cookbook”.

Featuring 80 of New Zealand’s finest cooks, chefs and bakers, this sumptuous 190-recipe, 432-page book includes handwritten notes from each contributor alongside stunning photography shot entirely on location.

This unique collaboration features the likes of Al Brown, Dame Alison Holst, Tui Flower, Peter Gordon, Jo Seagar, Fleur Sullivan, Shaun Clouston, Josh Emett, Julie Le Clerc, Simon Gault and many more, each contributing the recipes they make for the people they love.

The legendary artist Dick Frizzell has been commissioned to create original artwork for the front and back cover of the book, bringing his distinctive perspective to the humble Kiwi tea towel. The Great New Zealand Cookbook benefits kiwi charity KidsCan, which will receive a portion of the proceeds to fund a new initiative that will expand their ‘Food for Kids’ programme through the establishment of KidsCan Orchards in schools.

The Great NZ Cookbook Review
By nourishmagazi­

"..For our population New Zealand produces an amazing amount of cookbooks each year! Many of them come across my desk, but sadly most never make it to the kitchen or beyond the growing pile in the corner of my office. So when The Great New Zealand Cookbook arrived on my doorstep, I grabbed a cup of coffee and sat down to have a peruse. One hour later and with a huge smile on my face I got to the end of it, only to want to go back to the beginning with some bookmarks and to list the recipes I wanted to try.

This book is a tomb of New Zealand food. The 400 plus pages, include 190 recipes from 80 of our countries best chefs, cooks and bakers from across the country. It’s a glorious and fun read as you get a snapshot into these people’s lives and their culinary inspiration.

Unlike most collaborative books with chefs which recipes are only for the advanced or adventurous cook, the recipes in The Great New Zealand Cookbook are more often than not those classics that evoke memories or tell a story of what real Kiwi food is. This makes for not only an enjoyable read but a cookbook of recipes you know you will cook, from Alison Holst’s Pavlova or Piklet recipes to Josh Emmet’s Agria Potato & Celeriac Gratin.

The Great New Zealand Cookbook benefits kiwi charity KidsCan, which will receive a portion of the proceeds to fund a new initiative that will expand their ‘Food for Kids’ programme through the establishment of KidsCan Orchards in schools.

I can’t recommend this book more. It is akin to the Edmonds Cookbook a compulsory addition to every Kiwi household."

Release date NZ
June 16th, 2014
Country of Publication
New Zealand
PQ Blackwell Limited
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