Author(s): Brett McGregor
First MasterChef NZ Brett McGregor's many years of travel have inspired the way he cooks. Like many New Zealanders, he's travelled widely and has picked up lots of great recipes along the way. This collection draws from the diverse tastes and experiences he's gathered while travelling. He loves to re-create those moments at home through cooking and evoke the sensations and memories of his travels. This book re-creates some of the stand out dishes from Brett's favourite countries. The fresh intense flavours of Asia have always intrigued him and he's spent years developing his own style and take on some classic dishes. It's the same with Spain and Northern Africa. Fresh Spanish tapas and Moroccan tagines are great influences on his cooking style. There's also a great section on Kiwi cooking which includes old favourites like roasts. This book is a treasure trove of wonderful, simple and delicious recipes that you can make every day. The photographs are vibrant and colourful and evocative of the countries Brett's travelled to. Including some recipes from other MasterChef finalists, and Brett's Mum's winning scone recipe Taste of a Traveller is an excellent addition to any kitchen. You'll find it inspires you to travel - and to cook.
Brett McGregor was a Christchurch deputy principal at an Intermediate school before winning the very first MasterChef NZ title. Now he's establshing a career as a food writer and TV host.