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This is a second-hand soft-cover book.

Condition: The cover has fading around the spine area, 3 small light creases, and very light wear to the corners. The last 10 pages have a small light bend to the top outside corner. There are 2 light finger smudges on the first page, and a very small are of staining to the edges of the compressed pages; the inside of the pages are not affected. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 190 x 246 mm
Pages: 184
Publisher: Godwit
Publication date: 1999 first edition


A Distant Feast: Origins of New Zealand's cuisine
By Tony Simpson

The origins of New Zealand's cuisine can be traced back to our nineteenth-century immigrant ancestors. Bringing with them a tradition based on an annual agricultural cycle, they were confronted with not only reversed seasons but plentiful fertile land and a generally milder climate. This abundance combined with the strong traditions of the immigrants produced a cuisine based on a wide choice of meats, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, and characterised by plenty and hospitality.

Drawing on a wealth of published and unpublished material, Tony Simpson examines in detail the development of our cuisine and domestic culture over the past two centuries.

Illustrated throughout with traditional recipes and line drawings, A Distant Feast provides a fascinating overview of the place of food in the lives of New Zealanders.


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