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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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Eat Up New Zealand: Recipes and Stories

By Al Brown

Allen & Unwin
Released: 2018-05-01
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 Recipes: A Complete Cookbook of Kiwi Country Dish Ideas!

By Daniel Humphreys

Independently published
Paperback (99 pages)

New Zealand Recipes: A Complete Cookbook of Kiwi Country Dish Ideas!
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Have you ever enjoyed New Zealand food? You probably think you need to take your next vacation WAY “down under”, to enjoy their authentic recipes. But you don’t!

New Zealand is part of the Pacific Rim, and its cuisine draws inspiration from Polynesia, Europe and Asia. The blending of influences creates a mouth-watering, wide range of exotic flavor, in their restaurants and homes alike.

New Zealand’s stylized dishes include many foods, like lamb, venison and pork, salmon and other fish, mussels and scallops, kumara (sweet potatoes) and kiwi. The distinctness is also shown in the way they eat in New Zealand – very relaxed and laid-back.

Would you like to learn to integrate New Zealand tastes into your recipes at home?

If so, you’ve come to the right place.

This cookbook has all kinds of New Zealand ideas for you.

Your friends will love to visit you and taste your down under dishes. Start learning how to create them today!

The Great New Zealand Cookbook: The Food We Love From 80 of Our Finest Cooks, Chefs and Bakers (The Great Cookbooks)

By Tim Harper

Blackwell and Ruth Limited
Released: 2019-05-01
Hardcover (432 pages)

The Great New Zealand Cookbook: The Food We Love From 80 of Our Finest Cooks, Chefs and Bakers (The Great Cookbooks)
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This collection features over 200 recipes from eighty of New Zealand’s finest cooks, chefs and bakers who let us into their homes and their hearts as they share their favorite recipes they make for the people they love. With original cover artwork from acclaimed artist Dick Frizzell, this quintessentially kiwi collection is the ultimate celebration of the food they love, made for the people they love, and has quickly established itself as a cooking classic in "Godzone." Includes metric measures.

Three Famous Pie Recipes From New Zealand: Independent Author

By Swan Aung

Released: 2019-11-22
Kindle Edition (9 pages)

Three Famous Pie Recipes From New Zealand: Independent Author
 
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This book provides simple and easy to follow Pie Recipes From New Zealand for readers. This book shows you how to make three authentic famous Pie from New Zealand easily in your own kitchen.

An Olive Grove at the Edge of the World: How two American city boys built a new life in rural New Zealand

By Jared Gulian

Lucky Pony Press
Paperback (362 pages)

An Olive Grove at the Edge of the World: How two American city boys built a new life in rural New Zealand
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Discover the hilarious and endearing tale of how two American city boys learn to become olive farmers in rural New Zealand. For Jared Gulian, leaving the United States and coming to tiny Wellington, New Zealand, was switch from the bright lights of big cities enough. So when his partner CJ decided they just had to buy a rundown olive grove in the Wairarapa valley, it was almost too much to cope with.First they'd have to drive over the dangerous Rimutaka range road to get there, and Jared was terrified of heights. Then they'd have to figure out what on earth you do with 500 olive trees that hadn't been pruned for years, a geriatric rooster, warring hens, an obese kunekune pig, cast sheep, marauding cattle, and understanding your neighbors when they said "yiece" but meant "yes". In this charming and warm-hearted memoir, Jared Gulian describes the first four years of their new life in the country, its disasters and small triumphs, its surprises and pleasures. But most of all he describes the warmth of the local community that welcomed him, saved him from certain peril, taught him how to cook, how to care for animals, and how to understand and love the land.

New Zealand the Beautiful Cookbook

By Tui Flower

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

Masterchef New Zealand: The Cookbook

Random House New Zealand
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Masterchef New Zealand: The Cookbook
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From Kai to Kiwi Kitchen: New Zealand Culinary Traditions and Cookbooks

By Helen Leach

Otago University Press
Paperback (208 pages)

From Kai to Kiwi Kitchen: New Zealand Culinary Traditions and Cookbooks
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In the past two decades, cuisine and culinary history have attracted increasing attention, with both popular and academic books reflecting the growth of interest. Recipes are both sensitive markers of the socioeconomic conditions of their times and written representations of a culture's culinary repertoire yet, despite the vast number of cookbooks that survive, they have not been the primary focus of research projects. Acknowledgement of their potential contribution to our understanding of culinary history has been slow. This book is a first in its field.

New Zealand Pictorial Cookbook

By Jan Bilton (Food Editor)

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


 
 
 

 
 
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