Central Wellington's Nikau Cafe has a special place in people's hearts. Kelda Hain's cooking begins in the garden - it's always been about fresh, seasonal produce. Here, she shares lessons learnt over the last twenty years so the home cook can make simple, elegant food the Nikau way. The Nikau Cafe cookbook documents many of the cafe's classic dishes. Each chapter is named for a dish served at the cafe, with variations and accompanying recipes that allow the home cook to build their own menus. Douglas John's superb photography offers a glimpse of the moods and daily rhythms of a busy cafe.