Get Fresh: Stories & Recipes from Heartland New Zealand
Al Brown, star chef, author of Go Fish and Stoked and genius behind Depot and Logan Brown, serves up a loving portrait of regional New Zealand and its best produce. As well as delicious recipes from all over NZ, this beautifully designed book includes a special extra - a CD of songs from local bands to play as you read the book and cook the recipes - to get you into the regional mood. Al's delight in the landscape, food and people of ten stunning areas of New Zealand is plainly evident in this gem of a book. He explores the main farmers' market of each region and visits their key producers, works out a menu that epitomises that region and serves up iconic, delicious recipes. Including Northland, Coromandel, South Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Marlborough, Canterbury, Central Otago, Dunedin and Riverton, Al covers the country from north to south. Written in Al's characteristic jaunty style, there's about 60,000 words describing the delights of these places plus 30 wonderful recipes.
Al Brown, celebrity chef and genius behind Depot, 2012 Metro Supreme Restaurant of the Year, in Auckland and co-owner of Logan Brown in Wellington, is also the star of TV series Get Fresh, Coasters and Hunger for the Wild. He's the author of Stoked and Go Fish, which won People's Choice and Best Illustrated Book in the 2010 New Zealand Post Book Awards and Best Single Subject at the highly regarded International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards in the USA.