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Perusing the menu, Lois Daish

Dining Out: A History of the Restaurant in New Zealand Perrin Rowland Auckland University Press, $59.99, ISBN 9781869404642   Picture this. A freshly made flat white and a sugary blueberry scone will soon be delivered to your table. The morning…
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White bread doorstops, Lois Daish

First Catch Your Weka: A Story of New Zealand Cooking David Veart Auckland University Press, $49.99,  ISBN 9781869404109  There’s an Aberdeen sausage, rosy pink and coated in breadcrumbs, on a plate in my fridge. I’d never made one before and…
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Self-portrait with wooden spoon, Lois Daish

The Kindness of Strangers: Kitchen Memoirs Shonagh Koea (illustrations by Peter Wells) Vintage, $34.99, ISBN 9781869419189  It wasn’t in her own mother’s kitchen that the young Shonagh found out food could make her happy. Things at home were a bit…
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Inside information, Lois Daish

New Zealanders at Home. A cultural history of domestic interiors 1814-1914 Anna K C Petersen University of Otago Press, $45.00, ISBN 1877276146 Every now and then, I agree to have my kitchen photographed. And every time what a fuss it…
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