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A Good Spread: Classics from the Recipe Books of Rural NZ Women
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A Good Spread: Classics from the Recipe Books of Rural NZ Women


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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
Review by Raewyn on 21st May, 2011
5 stars "A really good base for any cook who wants to cook "Kiwi"."

This cookbook provides a fantastic base for any cook who wants to cook traditional “kiwi” food. My mother loved it so much when she got one for my London based sister that she searched all over town to get a second one for me until I went ahead and got it from Mighty Ape, that's how essential she thinks it is.

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Review by audrey on 29th November, 2011
4 stars " A great down to earth family cook book"

These recipes work, are easy to follow and cover a range that would be of use to many New Zealand families. The ingredients on the whole are to be found in the average pantry. Most important you can produce really enjoyable food without breaking the bank. I bought my copy of this book because I was constantly borrowing one from the library as I relied on it frequently for every day use.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
Review by Tania on 16th February, 2012
5 stars "My favourite cookbook!"

The best kiwi cookbook. A great and huge selection of kiwi favourites in a wide range of recipe styles from all over New Zealand. It became my go-to cookbook from the instant I bought it. It covers everything you need for a good spread and best of all: all the ingredients can be easily found in NZ! Absolutely love it!



Release date Australia
July 2nd, 2010
Other primary creator Rural Women New Zealand
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Random House New Zealand Ltd
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Hokey pokey biscuits, cheese straws, ginger gems, never-fail marmalade, venison casserole …fantastic home cooking has been going on in farm kitchens for decades. This book brings together the best recipes rom the classic 1965 Women's Division of Federated Farmers cookbook, revised and updated, along with new recipes and old favourites submitted by today's members of Rural Women New Zealand. Featuring main meals, vegetable dishes, light meals and suggestions for entertaining, as well as mouthwatering baking and fabulous puddings and desserts, this is a compendium of classic recipes, cooked by real women and handed down the generations. The book is illustrated with images of rural life and complemented by tips and comments from rural kitchens around the country.

Author Biography

Rural Women NZ currently has around 4000 members, in 300 branches throughout the country. It was established in 1925 and for over eighty years has been at the forefront of rural issues, working to strengthen rural communities.

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