Kiwis love their food, especially all those goodies that are unique to New Zealand. This book is a quirky celebration of our national cuisine that is chock-full of stories about the food we regard with affection - from Anzac biscuits to whitebait, chocolate fish to the Sunday roast. More than 20 simple recipes are included so that you can create such Kiwi classics as Afghans, Pavlova, Feijoa Jam, or Ginger Crunch. Afghans, Barbecues and Chocolate Fish explores the history of our well-known food brands such as Vogel's, Marmite and Weet-Bix, investigates the tall tales that surround the origins of the likes of Lamingtons and Neenish Tarts, provides the low-down on Kiwi culinary traditions such as Christmas, birthday parties and 'ladies a plate', along with a fun collection of facts. For instance, did you know...that crayfish can migrate hundreds of kilometres? That our beloved Jaffas were originally Australian? Or that we eat nearly 2 million Jelly Tips a year?
Jane Hingston has spent the last 10 years working in the book-publishing industry as an editor, researcher and project manager. A passionate cook and committed 'foodie', she has worked on more cookbooks than she cares to remember and admits to an unhealthy obsession with winter puddings.