Thursday, November 30, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
The Tart Tin
You know you’re onto something good when there’s consistently a queue for a particular Farmers Market stall. So it is for Matt Cross’s Tart Tin at the weekly Otago Farmers Market. Those in the know flock to Matt’s attractively styled retro caravan to get their fill of hand-made, delicious sweet treats.
In this delightful cookbook, you will discover recipes from throughout Matt’s career as a professional chef and he will guide you through the creation of treats that he’s famed for selling at the Otago Farmers Market.
For Matt, these recipes aren’t just a list of ingredients and measurements, they’re snapshots of his life, passed on from chefs and people who have influenced him through his journey. From fine dining restaurants to trendy cafes, the most important things to Matt when it comes to food are quality ingredients and, more so, passion, pride and technique. The ability to spark a memory or feeling through food is one of Matt’s main aims.
Matt’s approachable recipes and helpful hints allow even the novice baker to master the delights of the Tart Tin’s most delicious treats. In passing on these recipes, Matt hopes that everyone can enjoy a sweet moment once in a while.
AUTHOR INFORMATIONMATT CROSS (aka The Tart Man) completed his chef training at Otago Polytechnic in 1996 before heading overseas to work as a restaurant chef. After 10 years away, he returned home to Dunedin and it was while working as a chef at Nova that he dabbled with selling his sweet creations at the Otago Farmers Market. Since 2009, Matt has had a weekly stall at the market, selling everything from miniature tarts, baby cakes, and macarons to all manner of cupcakes, donuts and gluten-free treats. Matt’s business has grown on its reputation through word of mouth and he now supplies around half a dozen cafes around Dunedin and caters for weddings, parties and events.
Matt learnt to bake from his nana and his mum, doing things properly and not taking shortcuts. He uses quality ingredients and, wherever possible, sources produce from other vendors at the market. As well as putting a lot of heart into his baking, Matt’s background as a chef allows him to refine traditional techniques and combine influences from trendy bakeries in San Francisco and New York.
When he’s not baking, Matt can be found catching waves on Dunedin’s untamed coastline, or escaping to Mexico, Fiji, Samoa, Hawaii … anywhere with good waves to ride and new dishes to taste and experience.
RRP$39.99Flexibind, colour photography throughout
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
New Zealand Wines 2018
Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide
Published by Upstart Press on 16 November 2017, RRP $39.99
New Zealand’s most comprehensive wine guide from its most
acclaimed wine writer!
Designed to help the buyer to make informed choices about the best quality wines available, this title is firmly established as the most authoritative and sought-after guide to New Zealand wines. Updated yearly with new tasting notes and ratings, this is a ‘must-have’ publication for the new initiate and the established wine-buff alike.
Divided by grape variety to help selection, this comprehensive guide includes vintage ratings, star ratings for quality, and a dryness/sweetness guide. Other features include Classic Wines: wines that consistently achieve an outstanding level of quality for at least three vintages. We have now had over 25 years of Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide.
About the author:
Michael Cooper is New Zealand’s most acclaimed wine writer, with 40 books and several major literary awards to his credit, including the Montana Medal for the supreme work of non-fiction at the 2003 Montana New Zealand Book Awards for his magnum opus, Wine Atlas of New Zealand. In the 2004 New Year Honours, Michael was appointed an ONZM for services to wine writing. Author of the country’s biggest-selling wine book, the annual New Zealand Wines: Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide, now in its 26th edition, he was awarded the Sir George Fistonich Medal in recognition of services to New Zealand wine in 2009. The award is made each year at the country’s largest wine competition, the New Zealand International Wine Show, to a ‘living legend’ of New Zealand wine. The weekly wine columnist for the New Zealand Listener, he is also New Zealand editor of Australia’s Winestate magazine and chairman of its New Zealand tasting panel.
Monday, November 27, 2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Beauty Food by Lola BerryMacmillan, RRP $29.99, Paperback
Nourish yourself inside and out with Lola Berry's delicious wholefood recipes and natural beauty treatments.When it comes to glowing skin, sparkling eyes, lustrous hair and healthy nails, we truly are what we eat. Whether it's olive oil for thick, strong hair, or healthy fats for radiant skin, Lola's recipes and beauty tips celebrate the benefits of eating wholefoods for your body.
Lola also includes advice on which chemicals to avoid when buying cosmetics, foods that can have a negative impact on your skin (hello, sugar!) and the importance of that miracle youth elixir, sleep. Say goodbye to expensive face creams and salon treatments, and start stocking your fridge and pantry with healthy wholefoods that will make you feel beautiful from the inside out.
AUTHOR INFORMATIONLeading nutritionist Lola Berry appears regularly on television shows. She is a spokesperson on nutrition and general wellbeing in print and on radio, and has a huge and interactive online following.
Lola is the bestselling author of eight cookbooks: Inspiring Ingredients (2010), The 20/20 Diet (2012), The 20/20 Diet Cookbook (2014), The Happy Cookbook (2015), Lola Berry's Little Book of Smoothies and Juices (2015), The Happy Life (2016), Lola Berry's Summer Food (2016) and Food to Make You Glow (2017).
Tuesday, November 14, 2017