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The author has been involved with the preparation of food since the age of fifteen. At nineteen he went into the RNZAF and spent ten years in this service, getting a wide variety of experience in cooking and administrating for small and large numbers of officers and airmen.

In 1948, unable as first preference to become a dietitian, he then went into a bakery business in the town of Temuka.

For the next twenty year there was never a dull moment. The bakery thrived and became widely known for the quality bread, cakes, catering, pasties, pies and especially the Golden Flake pastry.

After giving up business, he spent a season managing the Coronet Peak restaurant, returning to Timaru to manage the first licensed restaurant there, before, with his wife Elizabeth, spent three years in London and at the same time held an appointment as General Manager of the widely known booksellers and publishers of Stuart and Watkins Ltd. In 1972 he returned to Lake Tekapo and became involved in the tourist industry with a souvenir shop and a wide variety of cottage crafts.

Oldham Books publisher, 1998, 216pp, soft cover, b/w photos.

Ex library copy with expected, endorsements, attachments, reinforcing tape etc. Some visible user wear including moderate wear/rubbing to dj which also has nics/short tears and missing pieces (per photo). Overall book is in reasonable tidy condition

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