Author(s): Al Brown
With great stories about New Zealand food as well as more than 150 recipes this is a nostalgic treasure trove that gets to the heart of what New Zealand culture is and the food that reflects that. Combined with stunning food photography and beautiful on-location shots from around the country this is the perfect gift for every New Zealander.Eat Up New Zealand honours the past with updated Kiwi classics like roast lamb, pies, flounder, corned beef, pikelets, cheese scones, feijoa and tamarillo desserts, preserves and much more. We have access to the best fresh produce in the world and Al's approach is to start with great seasonal produce, cook it simply and add a flavour punch, texture and garnish to take it to another level. It's clever, simple and yet refined food that is inherently Kiwi.Al believes there's no need for gimmicks as long as you respect the huge flavour that naturally occurs in our produce, you can cook great food. These are accessible, generous recipes that everyone will love, for both everyday cooking and for entertaining.
Al Brown is an iconic NZ chef, much loved for his restaurant Depot, his Best Ugly bagel shops, his bestselling books Go Fish and Stoked among others, his associations with high-profile brands like Hyundai, and his ground-breaking approach to New Zealand food. He's a leader and a cheer-leader for NZ produce and cooking he's much admired and revered by chefs, cooks and the public alike.