The reputation of Auckland's Zarbo Deli and Caf as a genuine, one-stop foodie shop is now such that the brunch and lunch queues frequently snake out the front door. The stylish and bustling atmosphere, the chalkboards heralding the day's fare, and the shelves laden with unique imported foods and Zarbo branded products: all are magnets for the knowing crowds who love to eat and cook real food. Here in ZARBO: RECIPES FROM A NZ DELI, owner Mark McDonough shares some of the popular recipes from the Zarbo kitchens, plus some of the favourites he cooks at home. Celebrating innovation and tradition and drawing inspiration from Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean, Zarbo's food is an eclectic mixture: fusion cuisine with a unique antipodean twist. ZARBO provides something for every meal of the day: antipasti and finger foods, pasta, pulses and grains, main meals, salads and a spectacular, not-to-be-missed sweets and baking section. Using interesting and sometimes surprising ingredients Mark's recipes come with the philosophy that food shouldn't be taken too seriously.
He encourages readers to view these recipes as a base to work from and mix and match, to enjoy the process of cooking and eating, relax and have fun! 70 recipes, 120 photos with the book printing full-colour throughout. Photos comprise prepared recipe shots, ingredients and incidental 'ambience' pictures of Zarbo's kitchen and deli. Mark McDonough is the highly successful owner and chef of of Zarbo Deli and Caf in Auckland, a South Pacific deli with a real New York feel. Zarbo imports a large, unique range of fresh and packaged foods and has developed its own range of Zarbo branded products. These are distributed by more than 35 stores around NZ and exported to Singapore, Hong Kong and the UK. Later this year, Zarbo product will be making its way into selected Sydney and Melbourne specialty food stores.
Table of Contents
Antipasto-pastas, pulses, grains; mains - poultry, fish, meat; sweets.
Mark McDonough is the owner and chef at Zarbo Deli and Cafe. His cooking is inspired by the exotic lure of Asia and North Africa, the traditional fare of Southern Europe and the fresh flavours of New Zealand. Zarbo imports a large, unique range of fresh and packaged foods and has developed its own range of Zarbo branded products. These are distributed by stores around NZ.