Cookbooks – and the heat goes on!

With takeaways taken away as an option for the time-being, now’s the perfect time to take the time to cook up a storm at home with a little help from a few top chefs. All of the following cookbooks are available as e-editions online.

Eat Green

There’s no need to go ‘stir crazy’ as self-isolation kicks in for many Kiwis. Exploring new ways in the kitchen is one way to stay healthy in mind and body and the whole family can take turns.

This lovely cookbook offers plenty of fresh recipe ideas. Why not put these to the test?

Melissa Hemsley: Eat Green | Random House UK

Feed Me, Feed Me

Featuring a menu made by Mazza, this mouth-watering cookbook is jam-packed with recipes for delicious cafe fare.

Along with her husband, Aaron Carson, Fran Mazza is the creative force behind a number of popular Auckland cafes – including Winona Forever, Fang in Parnell, Major Tom and Just Like Martha.

With more than 100 recipes, this book reveals why this a half-Italian pastry chef has proved so successful in the cafe game.

Fran Mazza: Feed Me, Feed Me | Random House NZ

Rick Stein’s Secret France

From Normandy to Provence, this book sees one of the UK’s most acclaimed chefs reveal why France has become so famous for its food.

Sharing recipes for such dishes as chicken stuffed with mushrooms and Comté, grilled bream with aioli and duck liver parfait, both classic and contemporary fare is on Rick’s menu.

Rick Stein: Rick Stein’s Secret France | BBC Books