This totally mouth-watering book is being launched tonight in Auckland. Although written by former NZ'er Amber Rose the book is published in London by Kyle Books Ltd (one of the UK's top cookbook publishers for my money) although the UK launch is not until 20 March.
Amber Rose is currently in NZ for the launch, to visit family, and to get some sunshine, and I caught up with her yesterday over a cup of coffee at Ponsonby Road's renowned Dizengoff Cafe.
She has lead a most interesting life in her 30 something years having been an actress, a doula, a food stylist, a baker and a personal cook and friend of many rich and famous Londoners. She is the daughter of Kay Baxter a pioneer in the field of organics and sustainable agriculture.
I'm heading off overseas so am not going to have a chance to have a thorough read of this her first book but I can tell you it is full of delicious looking goodies all without refined sugar and white flour in their ingredients. The author is tall and healthy looking with a glow about her, an excellent advertisement for her message on baking in a healthy manner.
Three recipes which have particular appeal and which I have bookmarked for my return are Pear & cinnamon cake with early autumn berries, Purple berries with marscapone, and a seriously good nut slice.
Kyle Books - Hardback - $45
Distributed in NZ by New Holland Publishers
The Bookman at Dizengoff with author/baker Amber Rose
And here is a link to a marvellous piece about the author and her book by Nici Wickes which appeared in the very popular Viva section of the NZ Herald on Tuesday this week.