Fresh: Cook like a chef

Have you ever wanted to showcase your cooking? Now you can with the latest selection of new cook books from well known chefs. Easy to follow recipes that will make your food look amazing, taste spectacular and impress any food critic. A lovely selection of books from baked breads to healthy salads and classic desserts.

No half measures / Gault, Simon
“Auckland chef Simon Gault opened his first restaurant aged 22, piling up awards and accolades at Bell House, Gault’s on Quay, Euro, Giraffe and more. The former MasterChef New Zealand judge is a successful businessman with his name on stocks, seasonings, cookware and cocktails, but that’s not the full story. No half measures is an unflinching look at success, failure – and fixing things fast. Whether it’s winning gold medals for precision flying, cooking for the rich and famous on a superyacht, or helping others shed kilos in pursuit of longer, healthier lives, Simon Gault’s story is testament to the philosophy that half measures are for recipes only.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Cakeboi : a collection of classic bakes / Hignell, Reece
“First discovered on MasterChef Australia, Reece Hignell blew judges away with his heirloom family desserts before opening his own old-fashioned bakery, Cakeboi, to showcase his beloved nan’s recipes.  And now the wait is finally over! All his fan-favourites, bakery bestsellers, and more are on display in this fun, personality-driven cookbook.  Full of classic desserts with streamlined techniques, long-time fans and traditional bakers alike will find a lot to love in this exciting new cookbook. This book includes 60 recipes and 60 photos” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Le Cordon Bleu bakery school : 80 step-by-step recipes for bread and viennoiseries / Le Cordon Bleu
“Explained by the chefs of the famous French culinary school. Recipes for ‘French tradition’ baguette, leaven bread, festive rolls, focaccia. ciabatta, pitta, challah, croissants, pain au chocolate, Parisian brioche, stollen, panettone, kouign-amann, three Kings’ cake…and much, much more. Traditional and regional breads, international breads as well as viennoiseries (Danish pastries) and Baker’s style pastries, – with 280 step-by-step photos to demonstrate clearly many techniques.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

The perfect loaf : the craft and science of sourdough breads, sweets, and more / Leo, Maurizio
“A dynamic, authoritative sourdough baking bible for those looking to build confidence in the craft with a wide range of fool proof recipes, from pan loaves to pizza to doughnuts, by the beloved blogger and resident bread baker at Food52 Maurizio Leo’s blog The Perfect Loaf is the go-to destination on the Internet for beginner sourdough bakers. He now brings his impeccably detailed techniques, fool proof recipes, and generous teaching style to a ground breaking debut cookbook that delves into the absolute fundamentals of sourdough-plus the tools and confidence to explore beyond” (Catalogue)

Fresh mob : over 100 tasty healthy-ish recipes
“The freshest recipes from the team at Mob, Fresh Mob is packed with 100 of our favourite dishes that are tasty, filling and nourishing. Fresh Mob shares balanced meals that celebrate the textures and flavours that make food great.  As always, we promise minimal and affordable ingredients and every recipe serves 4, so you can share with friends, save leftovers for the next day or scale recipes up or down to feed a few or to feed a crowd. Lots of veg, lots of protein, lots of nutrients, lots of food that will leave you feeling good and satisfied. These are recipes to make every day delicious.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Cooks : healthy, easy, flavour / Aujla, Rupy
“Weeknight dinners such as Easy Noodles and Vietnamese chicken curry; one-pot, prep-ahead and batch cook recipes including chestnut and white bean stew and prawn masala curry; plus stunning feasts to share – this fully photographed cookbook will transform your health with tasty dishes that are simple enough to cook every day of the week.” (Catalogue)


Fitwaffle’s baked in one : 100 desserts using just one tin / Head, Eloise
“Star baker Fitwaffle (7 million followers) brings you 100 easy bakes that can all be made in the same tin. I’m Eloise, known online as Fitwaffle, and I’ve created 100 delicious recipes using just one tin. I’ve included the most popular bakes and no-bakes from my social media, as well as brand-new ones that I know you’ll love. There are lots of recipes with less than 5 ingredients, such as Red Velvet Rolls and Peanut Butter White Chocolate Cookie Bars, as well as show stopping creations to wow your friends and family, including Unicorn Fudge and my epic 6-Layer Brownies. I’ve also created some seasonal bakes for special occasions – but you’ll want to make my Mini Egg Cheesecake Bars all year round!” (Catalogue)

The organised cook : the life-changing way to save time, shop smarter and eat more healthily / Freer, Amelia
“Queen of healthy eating, bestselling author and nutritional therapist Amelia Freer shows you how to save time and money and eat more healthily with simple steps to getting organised. Do you want to eat healthy meals, consistently? Do you worry about the rising costs of food, both to your wallet and the planet? Nutritional Therapist and bestselling author Amelia Freer is here to show you that eating well every day doesn’t need to be complicated, time-consuming or expensive.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

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