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New Zealand Recipes


Traditionally, New Zealand cuisine combined the traditional cuisine of the indigenous Maori people, and, British recipes, introduced by settlers from the United Kingdom (although of course modified to use locally available ingredients). Although these two traditions remain the mainstays of New Zealand cuisine today, as travel has become more available in recent years, more cosmopolitan influences are starting to appear in New Zealand cuisine - these include influences from Europe and Asia, such as French, Italan and Chinese inspired recipes.

Some popular dishes in New Zealand include:
  • Colonial goose - A leg of lamb, specially prepared to resemble goose (which was much desired but unavailable in early colonial New Zealand). The bone is carefully removed and replaced with dried apricots and honey. The meat is then marinated in red wine, and finally roasted.

  • Fish and chips - Deep-fried fish in batter or breadcrumbs, and fried potatoes.

  • Meat pies

  • Roast lamb
Some popular desserts in New Zealand include:
  • ANZAC biscuits - Both New Zealand and Australia claim to have invented this dish for ANZAC troops sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in World War I. ANZAC biscuits are biscuits made from rolled oats, coconut and syrup, a recipe specifically chosen because it would preserve well during the long sea voyage to Europe

  • Hokey pokey ice cream - Vanilla ice cream containing small lumps of toffee.

  • Lamingtons - Cubes of sponge cake, covered with chocolate icing and dessicated coconut. The cubes are cut in half, and a layer of strawberry jelly (jam) or cream is spread between the two halves.

    Lamingtons

  • Pavlova - As with ANZAC biscuits, original authorship of this dessert is a point of friendly dispute with Australia. Pavlova is a maringue with a crispy exterior, but a fluffy, light, interior.
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New Zealand Pictorial Cookbook

By Jan Bilton (Food Editor)

Kowhai
Hardcover (96 pages)

New Zealand Pictorial Cookbook
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Beautiful color photograph cookbook with interesting New Zealand themed recipes and photos of surrounding landscapes

New Zealand the Beautiful Cookbook

By Tui Flower

Shortland Publications
Paperback (208 pages)

New Zealand the Beautiful Cookbook
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Cookbook filled with recipes unique to New Zealand.

Eat Up New Zealand: Recipes and Stories

By Al Brown

Allen & Unwin
Hardcover (424 pages)

Eat Up New Zealand: Recipes and Stories
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Combined with stunning food photography and beautiful on-location shots from around the country, this is the perfect gift for every lover of New Zealand. Eat Up New Zealand honors the past with updated Kiwi classics like roast lamb, pies, flounder, corned beef, pikelets, cheese scones, feijoa and tamarillo desserts, preserves, and much more. Al's approach is to start with great seasonal produce, cook it simply and add a flavor punch, texture and garnish to take it to another level. It's clever, simple, and yet refined food that is inherently Kiwi. Al believes there's no need for gimmicks as long as you respect the huge flavor that naturally occurs in produce. These are accessible, generous recipes that everyone will love, for both everyday cooking and for entertaining. Includes dual measures.

New Zealand the Beautiful Microwave Cookbook

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New Zealand the Beautiful Microwave Cookbook
 

The Great New Zealand Cookbook

By Jan Bilton

Lansdowne
Hardcover

The Great New Zealand Cookbook
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The Great New Zealand Cookbook [Hardcover] [Jan 01, 1984] Jan Bilton

New Zealand Kiwifruit Cookbook

By Jan Bilton

Irvine Holt
Paperback (72 pages)

New Zealand Kiwifruit Cookbook
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The kiwifruit has been called the fruit phenomenon of the 20th century. Virtually unheard of 30 years ago, it is now a delicacy enjoyed around the world. Its unique, zesty flavor complements a wealth of cuisines ranging from Asian, Mexican and American through the Mediterranean and Pacific. And not only does it taste great, it has been scientifically proven to be backed with goodness. In this third edition of the popular New Zealand Kiwifruit Cookbook, author Jan Bilton introduces us to the tropical taste of ZESPRI GOLD Kiwifruit and also provides numerous innovative recipes for ZESPRI GREEN Kiwifruit. The first two editions of the New Zealand Kiwifruit Cookbook were international best-sellers, exceeding 120,000 copies.

A Lighthouse Keeper's Cookbook: Stories and recipes from New Zealand lighthouses

By Paul N Trevethick

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (154 pages)

A Lighthouse Keeper s Cookbook: Stories and recipes from New Zealand lighthouses
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NEW TITLE INFORMATION A Lighthouse Keeper’s Cookbook Stories and Recipes from New Zealand Lighthouses by Paul Trevethick 8”x10”, soft cover, full colour, 154pp, 55,000 words, 52 photos (of station life), 67 recipes. ISBN-10: 1545046395 ISBN-13: 978-1545046395 ©Paul Trevethick 2017 Available from Amazon.com, UK and Europe Amazon. PAULUS PUBLISHING 8 Banks Lane, Waikino, RD2 Waihi, 3682, New Zealand. Ph 0064-021-028-10045 Email lh.keeper@hotmail.co.nz Paul was a relieving lighthouse keeper in the 1980s. He went to stations all over New Zealand taking over from the permanent keepers when they took annual or sick leave. In this book he describes the job, workings of the light, shipwrecks, search and rescue, weather, communications, anecdotes. For each of the 10 lighthouses in the book, from the Hauraki Gulf to Fiordland, he tells of the local food available and his own recipes for cooking that food. The book also covers a brief history of lighthouses worldwide and in New Zealand, automation and demanning, Maori history and legend, and an epilogue about returning to Puysegur Point, Fiordland, in 2015 with Neil Oliver for the Coast NZ television series. Being qualified as a chef (10 years at Fisherman’s Table, Paekakariki) and as a meteorologist (Flight Briefing Officer, Paraparaumu Airport), he writes with knowledge. Excerpt from the Puysegur Point chapter. “It isn't the gusts which make you fall over in a strong wind. It's the lulls. Walking about in hurricane-force winds is like being on a tightrope. Just as you sort out the correct body angle to lean into the wind, it drops 30 knots and you end up on the deck. Puysegur Point is wild. Wild weather, wild seas, wild bush, wild animals and wild men. Located on the south-western tip of the South Island, in Fiordland National Park, it has been a lighthouse station since 1879. Keepers loved and hated Puysegur Point. Most times when I was there the wind was at least gale force (on average over 34 knots). On days when it was relatively calm sandflies would swarm. It was essential to wear a hat to stop the things from crawling through your hair to your scalp. The scenery, though, was spectacular. At sea, long lines of 20-foot swells crashed up against reefs and very rugged coastline. Inland there was original native bush. In summer the flowering rata provided a magnificent splash of red against the many shades of green. Gold to pan, crayfish and whitebait to catch and deer to shoot made the weather somewhat bearable. I loved the place.”

Revive Cafe Cookbooks Set 1-6 (6 Books). Vegetarian and vegan, mostly gluten-free, plant-based and whole food recipes from New Zealand's Revive Cafe.

By Jeremy Dixon

Paperback

Revive Cafe Cookbooks Set 1-6 (6 Books). Vegetarian and vegan, mostly gluten-free, plant-based and whole food recipes from New Zealand s Revive Cafe.
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The Free Range Cook: Simple Pleasures

By Annabel Langbein

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The Free Range Cook: Simple Pleasures
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New Zealand Woman's Weekly Cookbook, The

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