Author(s): Lauraine Jacobs
One hundred classic recipes for cakes, slices, loaves, scones, tarts, muffins and friands from a star-studded list of New Zealand food writers. Every great baker has his or her favourite recipes, and so when New Zealand's best food writers and chefs were asked for theirs, they came up with a treasure-trove. Designed as a book to treasure and to hand down through the generations, this beautifully packaged edition includes 100 recipes for cakes, slices, loaves, scones, tarts, muffins and friands from a star-studded list of food writers: Peta Mathias, Ray McVinnie, Tui Flower, Jo Seagar, Alison Holst, Julie le Clerc, Julie Buiso, Allyson Gofton, Catherine Bell, Kathy Paterson, Alexa Johnston, Annabelle White, Judith Cullen, Helen Browne, David Burton, Martin Bosley, Simon Wright, Natalia Schamroth and many, many more. The recipes include everything from glamour special-occasion cakes to everyday fill-the-tins reliables. Every recipe was tested and baked especially for this project by well-known international baker and author Dean Brettschneider, and photographed by Aaron McLean. Best of all, all royalties go the Breast Cancer Foundation of New Zealand. The book is edited by author, food judge, Cuisine food editor and New Zealand food ambassador extraordinaire, Lauraine Jacobs.
Lauraine Jacobs, author of several award-winning cookbooks and a former food editor of Cuisine magazine, currently writes The New Zealand Listener's weekly food column. Passionate about the food, wine and artisan producers of New Zealand, she divides her time between Auckland and Matakana, shopping daily for fresh, seasonal food. There are few food writers more experienced or more expert than Lauraine. She trained at the London Cordon Bleu cookery school, and for almost 40 years since she has travelled widely, championed New Zealand food and wine producers, judged restaurant awards, been president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the New Zealand Guild of Food Writers, sat on the government advisory panel the Food and Beverage Taskforce, and mentored many young food professionals. She became a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2009, for services to the food industry. Her very popular blog is www.laurainejacobs.co.nz/blog/