Author(s): Delaney Mes
A celebration of New Zealand's thriving restaurant scene, the New Zealand Restaurant Cookbook promises to become an indispensable dining companion. As well as introducing you to new and iconic restaurants to visit around the country, you'll learn how to recreate at home some of the most popular dishes from their menus. Chefs from 50 New Zealand restaurants share recipes for some of their favourite dishes in this follow-up to the bestselling New Zealand CafU Cookbook. Winery restaurants, breweries, casual bistros and fine dining establishments all make an appearance with recipes that draw from a diverse range of cooking styles and cuisines.
Delaney Mes's food writing career began with her popular food blog Heartbreak Pie, which she wrote as a graduate lawyer living in Wellington. Musing about what she was cooking and how she was feeling, she quickly built up a community of readers in New Zealand and overseas, who appreciated her wit, honesty, and frank approach to life and cooking. While living in Wellington she began cooking on the Good Morning TV show and writing for magazines. After moving back to her home town of Auckland she launched into cooking and writing full-time. Her first column for Metro magazine looked at cheap and cheerful dumpling joints to where to find the best Bloody Mary to the ins and outs of fine dining. That lead to judging the Metro CafU of the Year and Best Bars issues, as well as judging for the prestigious Metro Restaurant of the Year Award. Delaney has a weekly column writing recipes for the New Zealand Herald, and has built a name for herself with her approachable and fresh recipes. Her love of food and travel has taken her around New Zealand and overseas, from visiting farmer's markets in Christchurch to trying the best tea in Sri Lanka to sampling street food in Tokyo, and everything in between. She shares her food and travel writing on her website delaneymes.com, which has an enthusiastic following. .