Author(s): Michael Van De Elzen
Series One of IThe Foodtruck/I was one of the ratings hits of the year on TV One when it screened in mid 2011. In 2012 it's back for a new season, this time accompanied by a fabulous new cookbook which brings together all the show's host, chef Michael Van de Elzen's, recipes from both series and more.The absolutely fantastic recipes cover all the meals-on-the-run that New Zealanders love, from burgers and pies, to chicken pieces and pizza. The difference is that Michael's recipes transform these meals from being tasty but unhealthy, fat-laden convenience foods that we feel guilty about to super-tasty, health-Igiving /Imeals that we do not need to feel guilty about. How does he do it? By replacing the fatty, sugary ingredients with healthy alternatives - without sacrificing taste. This is fast food that you can make at home at less cost and with no health worries. Packaged up with eye-popping photography, lots of hints and tips and a breezy style, the book is a delightful kitchen companion, just like the TV show and Michael!
Michael Van de Elzen is one of New Zealand's best known chefs. After a period working as a chef in the UK, New Zealand-born Van de Elzen returned to New Zealand in the late 1990s, and in 2003 opened the award-winning restaurant Molten, in Mount Eden, Auckland, with his wife Belinda. He is the author of The Molten Cookbook.