MasterChef New Zealand
The MasterChef NZ show gave us excellent food, passionate contestants, smart judges, nail-biting drama and terrific television. This book collects the best of the recipes from all of the shows: all of the top 24 recipes from contestants from all over the country; the winning recipes from each episode; a good range from each of the top 12; and recipes from top chefs involved with the programme. In addition there is an extensive section detailing the basics of good cooking: how to stock your pantry; what gear you need; how to chop properly; and how to plate your food. This is terrific information for every home cook. The photography is outstanding and includes a wide range of incidental stills photography from the making of the show, showing all the contestants and judges in action and on location. Plus there is superb food photography from renowned food photographer Aaron McLean, with beautiful shots of every recipe featured. As well as being a superb memento of the series, with comments from all the contestants, this will be a great cookbook that New Zealanders will treasure and use in their homes every week.