Author(s): Cameron Petley
Cameron was hugely popular in Series 2 of MasterChef NZ - an unassuming country bloke who cooked what he caught and hunted for his family. What's more, the judges thought he was a 'genius with flavour', able to understand what ingredients worked together perfectly - without any training at all. Judge Josh Emmet said that Cam's venison was the best he'd ever tasted. Now head chef at the refuirbished Putaruru Hotel, Cameron's food draws in diners from all over the region and from far afield. Hunter from the heartland contains about 40 excellent reipes for fish, seafood, pork, lamb, beef and poultry plus there are some great yarns from Cam about how he got into hunting, some of his best trips fishing and hunting plus some tips for catching various wildlife. It's a perfect gift for men and anyone who loves to cook tasty, hearty food for the family.
Cameron Petley is a father of five who lives in Putaruru in central Waikato. Before becoming one of the finalists in series 2 of MasterChef NZ, he worked at a chicken farm. Although he didn't win the series he was seen as the 'people's choice' and considered to be unlucky to have been eliminated. He is now Head Chef of the very popular Putaruru Hotel and people come from miles around to taste his food. This is his first cookbook.