Ladies, a Plate

Ladies, a Plate : The Collection

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Alexa Johnston's bestselling cookbooks Ladies, a Plate and A Second Helping have provided modern-day home bakers with a treasure trove of classic recipes. Now this stunning collector's edition brings together recipes from both books in one beautiful hardback volume. More than 150 recipes for biscuits, slices, cakes, loaves, savouries, sweets and more make up this New Zealand baking treasury. Sourced from community and family cookbooks, Johnston's recipes celebrate the accumulated wisdom and baking talents of generations of skilled home cooks. Praise for Ladies, a Plate '...this is the New Zealand baking book we have all been waiting for.' Lois Daish '...a priceless gem that should be on every Kiwi bookshelf.' Sarah-Kate Lynch, New Zealand Women's Weekly '...If you had a mother or grandmother who baked, the recipes will bring a pang to your heart.' New Zealand Heraldshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 235 x 267 x 34mm | 1,486g
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • colour illustrations
  • 0143205676
  • 9780143205678

About Alexa Johnston

Alexa Johnston is a writer and independent art curator. After working for nineteen years as a curator at Auckland Art Gallery, in 2002 she was curator of the exhibition Sir Edmund Hillary: Everest and Beyond for Auckland Museum. Her first book, Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life - a definitive biography of the legendary New Zealand mountaineer - was a finalist in the Montana Book Awards. An enthusiastic and accomplished baker from a young age, Alexa has published three cookbooks celebrating New Zealand's culinary history. The first Ladies, a Plate (2008) won a Montana Book Award, the Publishers' Association of New Zealand Award for Best Illustrated Book and was Recipe Book of the Year in the New Zealand Guild of Food Writers Culinary Quill Awards. This was followed by A Second Helping (2009) and What's For Pudding? (2011) and in 2012 a hardback collectors' edition of her baking recipes, Ladies, a Plate: The Collection (2012). For her latest book, Ladies, a Plate: Jams and Preserves, Alexa turns her attention to a once-essential branch of domestic cookery and makes a convincing case for bringing it back to the centre of our kitchen activities. Alexa Johnston makes and tests all the recipes for her cook books - and takes allshow more

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