Travelling around New Zealand and looking for a good feed that isn't going to cost you the earth? Feeling peckish and in the mood for something special to the area you find yourself in and not sure where to find it? Want to take a visitor somewhere nice to eat that isn't going to bore you to tears because you always go to the same place and you know the food is only going to be average? Well, do we have the book for you!
Peter Janssen has travelled the length and breadth of this country as a herd tester, a sales rep, a publisher, a keen tramper and as an author researching his popular guidebooks, in the course of his varied working life. As someone with a lifelong enthusiasm for eating well and economically, he knows how to stretch a dollar and how to make sure you don't go to bed hungry in a strange town. He knows where to find the best pies, the best seafood, the best custard squares, the best venison, the best whitebait sandwich and the best lamingtons. Name a town and he'll tell not only tell you what culinary delights are waiting there to be discovered, and where to find them, he'll know who makes them and along the way he'll amuse and delight you with potted histories, memorable anecdotes and events of culinary note. Fun to read, even more fun to eat the food he's chosen as representative of the best and make up your own mind about what makes a Great Kiwi Feed.
Peter Janssen, who lives in Auckland, is an expert on domestic travel, and author of a number of practical and informative travel guides, including Vineyard Visits and Pubs with Personality, the latter co-written with Steve Reid.