Auckland Libraries: Foodie favourites

Foodie favourites

We have an amazing assortment of cookbooks - easy, gourmet, sustainable, vegetarian, international, just to name a few.

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Love your leftovers

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

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Vegetable peel crisps, spaghetti bolognese omelette, crispy fish skin ‘bacon’ sandwich, slightly squashy tomato and egg toast, freewheeling fishcakes, quick pickled roots, bashed-up-blackberry cordial, oaty banana drop scones, big cheese sauce.

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Meaʻai Samoa

Robert Oliver

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Find out about Samoan food culture, its traditions and ingredients. Award-winning chef Robert Oliver offers the best Samoan recipes, beautiful scenery photographs and interesting stories.

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My petite kitchen cookbook

Eleanor Ozich

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Are you one of the many Kiwis who follow Ozich’s Petite Kitchen blog? But maybe you haven’t tried to make her Raw Chia Seed Berry Jam, or her Beetroot and Wild Rice Risotto with Dill and Parmesan? Now’s your chance! You might win a prize!

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The hungry student one pot cookbook.

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With only one pot to cook in, you'll only have one pot to wash up! From top tips on where to shop while sticking to your student budget to easy-to-follow recipes, The Hungry Student One Pot is perfect even for first-time cooks.

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Easy week night meals

Nadia Lim

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Cook with New Zealand’s own Nadia Lim! Thai green fish curry, chimichurri steak and potato salad, parmesan-crumbed chicken with rosemary fries and salad. Yes, even if you just make the rosemary fries it counts for the challenge!

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The kitchen diaries

Nigel Slater

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A classic. And if the Larousse is the War and Peace of cookbooks, The Kitchen Diaries must be the Oliver Twist. A year in the life of a man who muses that almost anything is edible ‘if you put French mustard on it’.

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Cooking art

MaryAnn F. Kohl

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From Cantaloupe Canoes to "Me and My Shadow" Toast, children can explore 150 yummy art projects to make and eat. “Transform the kitchen into an artist's studio with these easy edible art experiences” says the blurb. Need we say more?

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Plenty

Yotam Ottolenghi

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Plenty is a collection of vegetarian recipes that will appeal to both vegetarians and meat-eaters. This collection of vegetarian recipes is drawn from Ottolenghi’s column 'The New Vegetarian' in the Guardian's Weekend magazine.

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The great outdoors cookbook

Phil Vickery

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It’s summer, isn’t it? Phil’s recipes include Baby Back Ribs with Sweet Spicy Tomato Ketchup, Grilled Pork and Lime Kebabs, Black-eyed Bean Chilli and Chocolate Banana and Caramel Wraps. Finger-lickin’ good!

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The Good Housekeeping Christmas cookbook

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Expert guidance on entertaining at Christmastime with over three hundred recipes, including Christmas pumpkin popovers, red velvet holiday trifle, and roast turkey with wild mushroom gravy. Happy Holidays to everyone!

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Little and Friday

Kim Evans

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Invite some friends to try your creations – make them wait in line like they do at the Little and Friday cafés before letting them in to order your Stuffed chicken with eggplant salad or your Honey spice pear loaf. Bask in the love!

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