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The New Zealand Baker - secrets and recipes from the professionals
ISBN: 1 877178 55 1
The New Zealand Baker — secrets and recipes from the professionalsTandem Press
168 pages, 70 colour & 30 black & white photos • 260 x 210 mm • paperback
Price NZ$36.00 (incl. GST)

The New Zealand Baker - secrets and recipes from the professionals is a response to the interest of both home cooks and chef bakers who want to extend their baking skills and learn from the experts.

This comprehensive book includes technical detail and advice plus favourite recipes from bakeries, restaurants and delis. This wonderful collection includes new and innovative, as well as traditional styles of baking – everything from leaven bread to croissants or honey and almond tart. The bakery section presents recipes from about 20 of New Zealand's best bakeries.


Winner of the prestigious 'golden ladle' for the 'best soft cover recipe book' at the World Food Media Awards in Australia, 2001.

Winner of the 'best photography award' at the World Cook Book Awards in Perigueux, France, 2000.

Reviews & endorsements:

'Just as the art of baking seemed destined to become a long lost, old-fashioned skill belonging to our grandparents' era, The New Zealand Baker arrived on the scene. Old tea trolley favourites and inspirational bread recipes served up with photos I want to eat! A fantastic book.'
Peter Gordon, expatriate Kiwi and partner in the Providores Restaurant and Tapas Bar in London, author of The Sugar Club Cookbook and Cook with Peter Gordon at Home.

'Dean's inspiring book 'The New Zealand Baker' is now prescribed literature for baking apprentices in New Zealand. The book covers all major baking techniques and includes recipes and secrets from the popular cafés and bakeries in New Zealand.'
Tamara Rubanowski, editor Essentially Food magazine.

'The New Zealand Baker is two invaluable baking books in one: a comprehensive section on breads, cakes and pastries guides you to making the leading New Zealand baker's unique and scrumptious recipes look and taste their best.'
Flo Braker, author of The Simple Art of Perfect baking and Sweet Miniatures.

'A new exciting baking bookfrom New Zealand baker Dean Brettschneider is a source of inspiration for bakers, who will also find it is fun to read, with outstanding photographs.'
Sylvia Macdonald, editor British Baker magazine in England.

'Brettschneider has built a career on breads, cakes and pastries, a fast moving career he's constantly extending. Even his car sports the registration number plate 'NZBAKR'.
Val Aldridge, food editor Dominion newspaper, Wellington NZ

'Dean Brettschneider's low profile belies his status as one of the world's best bakers.'
Simon Roche, Howick & Pakuranga Times

'Reading through pages and pages of technical stuff can be hard yakka but Dean Brettschneider, the baking technical whiz pitches it right - clear, concise text with no waffle.'
Julie Biuso, Viva section of the NZ Herald newspaper

'As a statement of where we are now as a nation, culinary speaking, there could not be a better book to send overseas for Christmas.'
David Burton, Evening Post newspaper, Wellington NZ

The New Zealand Baker was book of the week and received a very favourable review on Leighton Smith's high rating morning show on Auckland radio station Newstalk ZB.

'I can see this book being part of the 'must have' recipe book collection, or even a textook for trainee bakers, patisseries and chefs. This book is worth every dollar of its price.'
Sue Jinkins, Saturday Express, Blenheim NZ

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About the author:

Dean BrettschneiderDean Brettschneider is a professional baker and patissier with an international following. Known internationally as "the Global Baker", Dean is a professional bakery adviser, widely respected as a skilled and innovative craftsman. Working in Asia, the USA, Britain and Europe as well as in New Zealand, Dean has earned many accolades and awards in bakery competitions and exhibitions.
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About the publishers:

Random House New ZealandRandom House New Zealand is New Zealand's pre-eminent publishing company, with a reputation for excellence in all aspects of their business. Random has a strong commitment to publishing New Zealand books for the New Zealand market, and for the last five years has been voted New Zealand Publisher of the Year by booksellers.

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