Jacki Passmore –Penguin - $25
Ian D. Robinson – David Bateman - $39.99
This is an Australian publication but apart from a couple of recipes featuring barramundi and bugs the recipes are all totally relevant to New Zealand. I made the Tapas of tuna with marinated capsicum & rocket pesto and it was delicious.
This is a smallish compact bible rather than a big family version so it is perfect to take away on the boat or camping trip over the holidays.
Mouth-watering colour pics throughout and a good index.
A stocking stuffer if I ever saw one.
This is a companion volume to Robinson’s earlier and equally appealing volume, COROMANDEL. Again he has littered his book with the most gorgeous colour shots which show the Hauraki Gulf at its very best.
He skirts the mainland fringes of the Gulf from the treasure that is Goat Island through Auckland city and out to Kawakawa Bay before heading out to the islands of Rangitoto, Motutapu, Rakino and Waiheke and all the little islands in between, then exploring Great Barrier, Little Barrier and Tiritiri Matangi.
If you are boating out on the Gulf these holidays these two books are ideal companions to take with you.