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  • Published: 19 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9781775532545
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

Everlasting Feast

A Treasury of Recipes and Culinary Adventures


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Favourite recipes and stories of a life in food come together in a beautiful cookbook by one of New Zealand's best-known food writers.

Favourite recipes and stories of a life in food come together in a beautiful cookbook by one of New Zealand's best-known food writers

Lauraine Jacobs is a New Zealand food legend. Whether it's through her hundreds of recipes written over the years for Cuisine magazine, her weekly column in the Listener or her cooking demonstrations at the Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch Food Shows, New Zealand cooks know that her recipes are utterly reliable and totally delicious.

There are few food writers more experienced or more expert. Lauraine trained at the Cordon Bleu school in Paris, and for over 40 years since she has travelled widely, championned New Zealand food and wine producers, judged restaurant awards, been president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, sat on government advisory panels, written several cookbooks and eaten at some of the world's finest restaurants.

Above all, she has never stopped loving cooking and exploring new ways to bring beautifully prepared meals to the table. It's been an everlasting feast.

Whether it's traditional baking or a glamorous dinner-party menu, Lauraine has the recipes homecooks can count on. She shares 100 of them with her fans in this gorgeous new cookbook that tells the fascinating stories of her life in food and showcases her favourite recipes and cooking tips and techniques.

  • Pub date: 19 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9781775532545
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

About the Author

Lauraine Jacobs

Lauraine Jacobs, author of The Confident Cook, Matakana, Everlasting Feast and and several other award-winning cookbooks and a former food editor of Cuisine magazine, currently writes The New Zealand Listener’s weekly food column. Passionate about the food, wine and artisan producers of New Zealand, she divides her time between Auckland and Matakana, shopping daily for fresh, seasonal food.

There are few food writers more experienced or more expert than Lauraine. She trained at the London Cordon Bleu cookery school, and for almost 40 years since she has travelled widely, championed New Zealand food and wine producers, including as an ambassador for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, judged restaurant awards, been president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the New Zealand Guild of Food Writers, sat on the government advisory panel the Food and Beverage Taskforce, mentored many young food professionals, written several cookbooks, and eaten at some of the world’s finest restaurants.

Above all, she has never stopped loving cooking and exploring new ways to bring beautifully prepared meals to the table. She became a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2009, for services to the food industry.

Her books are: New Taste New Zealand; The New Zealand Baker; Baker – the best of international baking from New Zealand and Australian professionals; Taste: Baking With Flavour (with Dean Brettschneider); The Confident Cook; Matakana; The Treasury of New Zealand Baking; The New Zealand Vegetable Cookbook;and Everlasting Feast.

Lauraine lives in Auckland and at Omaha with her husband, Murray Jacobs. Her very popular blog is www.laurainejacobs.co.nz/blog/

Legendary chef Charlie Trotter, of Charlie Trotter’s Restaurant in Chicago, has claimed: ‘I would easily classify Lauraine Jacobs as the high priestess of the international food and wine scene.’

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Praise for Everlasting Feast

“Lauraine Jacobs may not have the household recognition of some celeb chefs and TV cooks, but she's a legend in New Zealand's food scene none the less. There are few food writers as knowledgeable and experienced as this woman, whose services to our food industry were recognised with a Queen's honour a few years ago. ...If you're passionate about good food, you won't want to be without this special book. It's an interesting, informative read and a source of many lovely things to make from an expert in the field. - Sally Butters, NZ House & Garden”

Sally Butters, New Zealand House & Garden

“Jacobs' long-awaited new book, Everlasting Feast, charms the reader with a straightforward narrative of life spent in the pleasure of food. Organised into 26 chapters, the 100 recipes are layered with tales of the food and people with whom Jacobs has shared her career, from lunches with heroes such as Julia Child to her encounters at the local farmers market... Layered with clean attractive photography by Elizabeth Clarkson, this hardback includes stunning images of blooms from Jacobs' rose garden. If you are an avid cookbook reader there is enough narrative to sink your teeth into - it's a must for both the bedside table and the kitchen bench.- Laura Faire, Sunday Star-Times”

Laura Faire, Sunday Star-Times


Awards & Recognition

  • Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

    Awarded • 2013 • New Zealand - Lifestyle, Body and Soul - Food Writing

  • Culinary Quill

    Finalist • 2013 • New Zealand Guild of Food Writers awards


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