Details the development of a distinctive NZ cuisine over the past two hundred years, along with historic recipies for such things as colonial goose, eel pie and ginger kisses.Godwit Books, Random House, Auckland, 1999. Softback. 184 pages. SECONDHAND
Begins with the debate over who created the first 'pavlova' dessert, and then expands the various different types of pav, gelatine, and meringue cake desserts. Gives various recipes and where they first appeared in print. Photographs of vintage recipe books etc.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2008. Hardback with no dust jacket. 189 pages. SECONDHAND
Clearly explains how nutrient dense, plant based foods are the best choice, not only for your own health but also for the health and sustainability of the earth. 200 delicious recipes.
Penguin Books, Canada, 2011. Softback. 352 pages. NEW
Everything you need to know to begin making cheese at home. There are instructions for making both hard and soft cheeses and advice on setting up a small cheesemaking business.
New Holland Publishers, London, 2009. Softback. 128 pages. NEW
The True History of Chocolate by Sophie and Michael Coe. Begins with the origins of the cacao tee and ends with the contemporary chocolate industry. Second edition.
Thames and Hudson, London, 2007. Softback, illustrated, 280 pages. NEW
A history of beer and brewing in New Zealand. Includes discussion of hops varieties, temperance, wowserism, and the Six-o'clock-swill. Chapter on Lion Breweries. Well illustrated with advertising and political cartoons.
Lion Breweries, Auckland, 1994. Softback. 168 pages. SECONDHAND