A fabulous, exuberant book of food, travel and humour by two of New Zealand's best-loved cooks.
Peta Mathias MNZM is a respected and prolific New Zealand chef, author and broadcaster, who now builds on the culinary travel experience with her gastronomic tours in the south of France, Morocco, Spain and India. Having started her culinary love in Paris with her restaurant 'Rose Blues', she returned to New Zealand to teach, cook and write. Fete Accomplie, a book about her life in Paris with recipes, was the first of many subsequent award-winning gastronomic travel books written about North Africa, France, New Zealand, Ireland and Vietnam. Her book Can We Help it if We're Fabulous was an instant bestseller and has also been published in the UK, USA, Canada and Germany. It was followed by a number of other books about women, men and transformation. Julie Le Clerc is a former cafe owner and chef turned author, magazine food editor, TV cook and photographer. She presents TV3's popular Cafe Secrets cookery show, is an award-winning author of 14 previous recipe books, and travels the world writing, learning and teaching about food. She is well-known for creating stylish, innovative flavours and uncomplicated recipes you can rely on: 'My cooking is partly inspired, partly invented, but essentially based on fresh, natural, accessible ingredients cooked well to deliver honest, vibrant tastes that are simply made to be shared.'