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Cook & The Baker
This is the seventh of Dean's books, launched on October 1, 2010.
Cook & The Baker
Authors: Dean Brettschneider & Mark McDonough
Photography by Aaron McLean
Imprint: Random House New Zealand
From a dedicated cook and an international baker comes a stunning
collection of recipes highlighting their shared passion.
Stylish, gutsy food from Global Baker Dean Brettschneider (judge of Nestlé New
Zealand's Hottest Home Baker), and Mark McDonough of Newmarket's highly
successful Zarbo Deli and Café. Together they have assembled this
collection of delicious recipes for the home chef - breads, entrées, mains,
desserts, cakes, cookies and pastries. Each recipe is crammed full of flavour
and colour from fabulous fresh ingredients, herbs and spices.
and McDonough will feature in an upcoming
television series to screen on New Zealand's Food TV from October 3,
2010, also titled The Cook & The Baker, which
will take viewers behind the scenes of the making of the cookbook.
Dean and Mark share a vision and a passion not only for delicious food
prepared from top-quality ingredients, and for New Zealand's place in the
culinary world, but also for business and innovation - together they developed
the concept of the Global Baker micro bakery, a first
for New Zealand's café and deli industry, which opened inside Zarbo
in July 2009.
In this new collaboration, they create dishes that are tasty, and flavoursome,
enabling the reader to prepare food with punch, maximum flavour and eye-appeal
without the need for blood, sweat and tears. The Cook & The Baker will
inspire readers to get into the kitchen and start creating, with recipes
such as: Mini Wholewheat Irish Soda Bread Sandwiches with Smoked Salmon,
Onion Marmalade and Dill Mayonnaise; Italian Fish Stew; Beef Goulash; Plum
and Fennel Tarte Tatin; Sticky Stem-Ginger Cake with Lemon Icing.
The Cook & The Baker is fresh looking and easy to use, featuring
delectable recipes and beautiful photography - a perfect gift for any foodie.
Brettschneider is a professional baker and patissier. After completing
his apprenticeship in New Zealand he worked in the US, Britain, Europe
and the Middle East, gaining experience in all areas of the baking and
patisserie world. Today, Dean is regarded as one of the best bakers on
the planet. Following some years based in Shanghai, Dean is now working
from Denmark and Britain, but still visits New Zealand regularly throughout
each year and has bakery interests in Auckland and Shanghai. Dean's previous
baking books have won World Food Media Awards and Gourmand World Cookbook
Awards. Dean also appears as judge of the successful television series Nestlé New
Zealand's Hottest Home Baker and in many other television programmes
that promote baking excellence.
McDonough owns Zarbo, one of the first big delicatessans
in Auckland to offer a large range of local and imported food products
and fresh café. meals. Zarbo won Café of the Year
in Michael Guy's Café. magazine in 2008. Mark started in
the hospitality industry as a university student, as a way of paying the
bills, but then found it was more fun than studying. Although he has never
trained formally as a chef, Mark has the main prerequisite: a deep-seated
love of food and an understanding of flavour combinations. Mark lives in
Auckland with his wife, Cushla, and their two children, Felix and Olive.
Mark's previous books have all been top sellers and reprinted several times
For a sneak preview click here:
Cook & The Baker
more information, please contact Hannah de Valda, on 021
265 66 55, or email@example.com
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