Sunday, April 30, 2017

Waiheke Island: A World of Wine


Waiheke Island: A World of Wine by Clare Dunleavy
Published by Beatnik Publishing, Hardback, RRP $69.95,

Meet the winemakers on Waiheke Island and discover the people behind the local wines you enjoy. A stunning book from Waiheke Island author and wine expert Clare Dunleavy
Step into our vineyards. Meet our people. Discover our story.

Waiheke Island is an internationally acclaimed destination producing world-class wine – but it didn’t start off that way. Meet the enterprising, determined and inspiring collective who planted vineyards and transformed this special place into an award-winning island of outstanding wines. Who are they? Where did they come from? Turn the pages. Pour a glass of wine. Celebrate their endeavours.

The individual stories add personality to a wine region that has an abundance of character and characters. The different chapters represent many diverse cultures and professions and are a microcosm of the wider world we inhabit.

Foreword by Bob Campbell, MW, and stunning photographs by esteemed Marti Friedlander (b.1928, d.2016) compliment this beautiful book.

About the author
Clare Dunleavy has been involved in the wine and tourism industries for the last twenty years in Waiheke and Auckland.
After working in Europe for many years, she worked on the family-owned Te Motu Vineyard on Waiheke Island on her return in 1993. She worked as a Sommelier for Te Whau Restaurant on Waiheke from 2001. She went on to study the world of wine via the Wines and Spirits Education Trust, based in London and joined the first intake of students studying in Auckland, the only internationally accredited and recognised course of wine study for people working in the wine trade. 
Clare has also worked for the Fine Wine Delivery Company, selling and advocating wines from NZ and around the world. She has been nominated for Restaurant Personality of the Year by Metro, and has been named in their annual Restaurant Guide when working at The Shed at Te Motu, The Oyster Inn and Casita Miro.
She currently works as Cellar Door Manager for Tantalus, which opened in Sept 2016

Friday, April 28, 2017

Gourmet Traveller - Recipes this week

Gourmet Traveller




Light, airy pastries filled with piped cream – what's not to like? Master the chocolate, mocha or salted caramel éclair, or move beyond the classics with a strawberry-flecked crème fraîche filling.





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David, 28 Apr 

I often wonder where people will go when they tell me they want to dine somewhere “out-of-the-way” in Paris. Do they want to go to the outer reaches of the 20th or 15th arrondissements for lunch? And if they want to go somewhere where “only locals” eat, will they be happy with a standard plat du jour? Or do they want more creative cooking, with an accent on fresh ingredients?
In a tight, closely watched city like Paris, there are few places that are undiscovered. When I first stopped into Mokonuts one day for a cookie, shortly after they opened, there weren’t many people there. When I went back recently, it was packed. And with good reason.

To be honest, I was miffed that it took me so long to go back, but I’ve been so busy that it was hard to get away in the middle of the day for lunch, which is the only time Mokonuts is open. (They are planning to open for dinner service in the near future.) But since they have two kids, and do all the cooking themselves, Moko Hirayama and Omar Koreitem need to be home by the time the kids are out of school.
Continue Reading Mokonuts...


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Eat Your Books

April 2017 Newsletter | 
     Recipes | Books | Blog      Newsletter April 2017
Dear Bookman Beattie,

The cookbook hits just keep coming! In addition to another blockbuster month of new releases, we now know the winners of the James Beard Foundation Media Awards. Many beloved authors received well-deserved recognition in this prestigious competition. The US awards season may be winding down, but there are more to come in the UK!

Our featured 
Pinterest Board for April showcases delicious scone, muffin, and bread recipes to bring out the baker in everyone. To round out the month, we have your favorite lists, plenty of recipe excerpts from new cookbooks, and an amazing number of giveaways. Happy cooking!

The team at EatYourBooks
US cookbook awards season winds down
Cookbook collage
On April 25 we received the final major US cookbook awards announcement of 2017, as the James Beard Foundation named its winners during an annual gala event. Although the nominees overlapped with the IACP list, a completely different crop of winners emerged. Ronni Lundy's Victuals won its category and took home Cookbook of the Year honors. EYB Member favorites Dorie Greenspan, Naomi Duiguid, and Meike Peters also came out on top. See all of the winners on our James Beard Foundation Awards page. Stay tuned to the blog to learn what happens in the UK Guild of Food Writers Awards ceremony to be held on June 22.
Highlighted magazine - Nadia
Nadia Magazine
This month we are highlighting a new bi-monthly publication, Nadia Magazine, where Nadia Lim - the 30-year-old chef and dietician who won New Zealand's MasterChef in 2011 and has written five bestselling cookbooks - will share what inspires her when it comes to food, family and life. A focus on nutrition has remained integral to Nadia’s philosophy as a chef. She is committed to getting people to eat a less complicated, ‘nude food’ diet. We have indexed all issues of Nadia published to date.

Browse all issues of the magazine 
in the EYB Library to learn more about Nadia's creative approach to food. Use our simple tutorial to add all issues of a magazine to your Bookshelf.

Perfect the pudding


27 April 2017
Pasta shells
Fresh Italian flavours make Chicken, Herb and Ricotta-Filled Pasta Shells a fast family favourite.
Ginger, orange, rhubarb pudding
Let the fruit reign supreme with this delicious Rhubarb, Orange and Ginger Steamed Pudding.
Ashley Mug Shot
Hello Graham
As the Easter holiday rush begins to wind down, we take a minute to get back in to the swing of everyday routine.
This week, we warm up with Sarah Scarborough of Nomadic Tea Party – a tea-lover from Nashville with a penchant for everything from oolong to traditional India street chai.
We try our hand at the perfect spiced Rhubarb, Orange and Ginger Steamed Pudding and update our morning muesli with The Hungry Cook's golden Anzac Clusters.
Ahead of Mother's Day, we're getting in to the spirit of things with three copies of My Underground Deli to give away – a gift Mum will no doubt love.
Happy cooking everyone!
Online Editor,
Ashley Signature
Green Mondays
Okonomiyaki with Avocado and Chilli Sauce
The Hungry Cook's Anzac Muesli Clusters
Oolong Infused Bourbon
Nomadic Tea Party's Oolong-Infused Bourbon