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  • Published: 1 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9781775538943
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $36.99
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Chop Chop

Asian-inspired family favourites


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Original MasterChef NZ winner Brett McGregor brings us a range of simple and healthy meals that are easy to make and chock-full of flavour.

Original MasterChef NZ winner Brett McGregor brings us a range of simple and healthy meals that are easy to make and chock-full of flavour.

The way we cook at home is changing. People want simple food that is full of flavour, uses a range of vegetables, meats and spices, and that is easy to make on weeknights. Asian-inspired recipes tick all these boxes.

Now we can draw on some of the best cuisines in the world and create something new, blending the exotic with the home-grown, as different herbs, spices and pastes become easier to find at our local shops.

With recipes for salads, curries, soups, stir-fries and noodle dishes, plus sweet treats, Brett gives the home-cook some super weekday meals that will keep the toughest of critics - the kids - happy. There are also some special dishes that take a little more time but will wow guests.

Brett shows that food doesn't have to be complicated to be extremely tasty!

  • Pub date: 1 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9781775538943
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $36.99
Categories:

About the Author

Brett McGregor

Brett McGregor, author of the bestselling Taste of a Traveller and of A Taste of Home, won the very first MasterChef NZ title. Previously the deputy principal of a Branston Intermediate School in Christchurch, he has now established a career in Auckland as a food writer and TV host. He has contributed a regular column to Food magazine and featured in cooking demonstrations all over New Zealand. He is involved with the Diabetes Trust and Countdown supermarket in the Keep Calm and Learn to Cook program, visiting thousands of Kiwi school kids and teaching them cooking skills.Taste of a Traveller was turned into a 10-part show for TV One and he is currently shooting season 2. He is an ambassador for Kaipara Kumara and has launched his own kumara crisps with Proper Crisps. He is an ambassador for Blue September and the Auckland Seafood Festival, and brand ambassador for Countdown supermarkets.
A seasoned traveller — having lived in Hong Kong for three years and travelled for 10 years visiting such places as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Morocco, North Africa, and Spain — Brett incorporates these experiences into his cooking. Since 2011, he has conducted many food tours to the tastiest places on the planet.

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Praise for Chop Chop

“Asian food is my nemesis so I am glad for all the help I can get when it comes to preparing delicious meals with an oriental flair... Brett shares a whole heap of tasty recipes suitable for family cooking. To begin with he shares his Asian pantry essentials - several pages of interesting-sounding ingredients most of which are readily available in regular or Asian supermarkets. The claypot chicken with shiitake and rice sounds like a good family one-pot meal while nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice) is always popular when it hits the table. The further into the book the more I find that I want to try. Yum, just yum.”

Gisborne Herald

“...many of the Asian-inspired recipes in McGregor's third cookbook, Chop Chop, are weeknight friendly, no MasterChef skills necessary. You may even have most of the ingredients sitting in your pantry.”

Stacey Anyan, North and South


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