Author(s): Peter Gawron
In 2007 Pete Gawron's first cookbook, Saffron: Food from the Central Otago Heartland, wowed readers and was quickly reprinted. Its dazzling combination of stunning recipes and magnificent photos of the Arrowtown district conjured up the spirit of Central Otago. The award-wining Saffron, in quaint, historic Arrowtown, is a known worldwide for its fabulous food and wine. Now, in this second book, Pete Gawron shows how he transforms local produce (often foraging himself for fungi, fruit, berries and more) into utterly delicious, artfully presented dishes. With over 75 recipes and magical images by Aaron McLean, this is a book to treasure, and a great celebration of this wonderful part of New Zealand.
Pete Gawron trained as a chef in Australia and has worked in many of Australia's leading restaurants. He and his wife Mel came to Central Otago in the early 1990s and opened Saffron in 1996. Since then the restaurant has gone on to win many awards and to garner great reviews. Pete and Mel live in an historic cottage in Arrowtown and also own the town's pizza joint, Pesto, and its fabulous little bar, The Blue Door.