FOUR NZ CULINARY HISTORIES IN ONE YEAR !
This sort of huge coincidence happens sometimes in book publishing.
This year has seen publication of four fine books all on similar themes, aspects of our culinary history.
Just to remind you these titles are:
LADIES, A PLATE
Traditional home baking
Alexa Johnston – Penguin 0 $45
A culinary journey through Kiwi kitchens
From the 1930’s to the present day
Kate Fraser – Harper Collins – $44.99
THE PAVLOVA STORY
A slice of New Zealand’s culinary history
Helen Leach – Orago University Press - $40
FIRST CATCH YOUR WEKA
A story of New Zealand Cooking
David Veart – AUP - $49.99
All three are large, soft covered, colourfully illustrated and interesting books. And what a great collection they make, a wonderful resource.
Now Auckland City Libraries invite you to join them as author David Veart presents his new book First catch your weka: a story of New Zealand cooking.
Wednesday 12 November 2008 6.00pm
Central City Library
Whare Wānaga, level 2
A welcome glass of wine will be available from 5.30pm, compliments of Glengarry Wines.
Analysing more than 150 years of recipes and cookbooks, this book chronicles the culinary history of New Zealand, looking at curious dishes such as boiled calf's head and stewed liver with macaroni, to the more traditional favourites such as homemade jams and chutneys.