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Simon Gault Homemade

MasterChef judge shares his favourite tastes of home

March 14, 2013 • CookbooksComments (1)

With TV cooking shows almost a daily feature of viewing, many viewers have adopted a trend for restaurant-style dishes in their own homes. But what happens if you are already a celebrity chef and part of those cooking shows? In the case of Simon Gault, MasterChef judge and restaurateur entrepreneur, there is a switch back ...

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Luigi’s Language of Napkin Folding

Master of napkin folding shares his art

March 6, 2013 • Cookbooks, FeaturedComments (0)

Luigi Spotorno is a master of napkin folding. He’s even created napkin designs for The Queen. Now he shares his art in a new book, Luigi’s Language of Napkin Folding. Venice born, Luigi Spotorno gained an insight into the art of napkin folding as a young...


Chef’s cookbook places third as NZ wins four awards

March 5, 2013 • Cookbooks, FeaturedComments (0)

New Holland author, Jeremy Schmid, has won third place in the Best Single Subject category with his book, Bangers to Bacon, at the highly acclaimed Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2012 in Paris. First place in this category went to Japan – Sukiyaki,...


Love Bake Nourish

February 27, 2013 • Cookbooks, FeaturedComments (0)

Amber Rose’s beautiful collection of ‘healthier’ cakes is packed full of fabulous ideas for cake and dessert lovers who like the lighter side of life.  Amber Rose, who is proud to have made cakes for Stella McCartney, Sadie Frost, Jude Law and Kate...


Villa Maria founder’s biography up for international award

January 22, 2013 • Cookbooks, FeaturedComments (0)

Along with his wines, Villa Maria founder Sir George Fistonich’s biography is going global too with The Winemaker – George Fistonich and the Villa Maria Story (by Kerry Tyack) recently named as a finalist in the prestigious Gourmand World Awards for Wine...


Self-published cookbook wins ‘Best Photography Cookbook’ in NZ at the Gourmand World Cookbooks Awards

December 7, 2012 • Cookbooks, FeaturedComments (0)

Gerhard Egger, photographer of the self-published book Volcanic Kitchens, come and join us is thrilled that his photography has won the New Zealand award for Best Photography Cookbook at the Gourmand World Cookbooks Awards. Volcanic Kitchens now qualifies for...


New Holland hits the right notes at the 2012 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

December 4, 2012 • Cookbooks, FeaturedComments (0)

New Holland Publishers hits the right notes again as two of their cookbooks have been announced as winners in the national rounds of the 2012 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, convened in, arguably, the world’s gourmet capital, France. Bangers to Bacon: A New...


15 mousse recipes from Nestlē Professional – free download

November 7, 2012 • Cookbooks, FeaturedComments (0)

Nestlé Professional has created a collection of inspiring recipes that use Nestlé Flavoured Mousse Mixes as their base. Together in one handy collection, the recipes showcase the versatility of the range of Mousse Mixes – with imagination being the only...

Bits on Sticks, by John Mcleay

The hint of summer calls for Bits on Sticks

September 25, 2012 • CookbooksComments (0)

After last year’s very wet summer, diners everywhere are itching to enjoy alfresco meals and soak up the end of day sun rays. The moment calls for great tasting, easily prepared food, and what better way to serve it than on sticks? Whether you are...

Family-friendly Gluten-free Cookbook

Gluten-free cookbook focuses on what you can have

September 25, 2012 • Cookbooks, FeaturedComments (0)

‘Remember to focus on the things you can have, not on those you can’t. Love food again.’ The Family-friendly Gluten-free Cookbook is the culmination of one family’s fight to eat well, after being diagnosed with varying degrees of gluten-intolerance....