The Great New Zealand Cookbook is now available at your local New World store. Full of great kiwi recipes, it is essential for the kitchen or makes a great gift for a loved one.

Savoury delights

  • Roasted lamb rack, kumara, peas, mint and pancetta

    By The Great NZ Cookbook

    "Kiwi lamb is world famous and the lamb rack is such a delicious, decadent cut, perfect for special occasions. You can’t go wrong with this very easy-to-prepare dish, which has a classic combination of summery flavours to go alongside a velvety smooth kumara mash." - Simon Wright  see more

  • White onion, apple and cider soup

    By The Great NZ Cookbook

    "Akaroa is a beautiful little village at the end of the road with amazing locally grown produce and cool artisan producers right here on the peninsula. I love what we do – we are able to work with integrity, provide for our son and our community and have fun at the same time. And if we took our onion soup off the menu, we’d get complaints! " - Emma Mettrick, The Little Bistro  see more

  • Meatloaf

    By The Great NZ Cookbook

    "Like many Kiwi households, meatloaf was a staple when I was growing up. I remember the horrible smell of sausage meat and tomato sauce wafting through the house – I absolutely hated it and remember being force-fed it! Dishes like that inspired me to want to cook and become a chef (sorry Mum!). So, I thought I’d make a NICE meatloaf, taking the classic Edmonds recipe and sprucing it up a bit. Meatloaf needs a chutney or relish to add interest, and my beetroot relish really is ‘Kiwi As’." - Des Harris  see more

  • Beetroot relish

    By The Great NZ Cookbook

    "Like many Kiwi households, meatloaf was a staple when I was growing up. I remember the horrible smell of sausage meat and tomato sauce wafting through the house – I absolutely hated it and remember being force-fed it! Dishes like that inspired me to want to cook and become a chef (sorry Mum!). Meatloaf needs a chutney or relish to add interest, and my beetroot relish really is ‘Kiwi As’." - Des Harris  see more

Sweet treats

  • Mum's ginger crunch

    By The Great NZ Cookbook

    "A recipe is like a culinary love letter – you keep passing it on. Someone will take my recipe and add something to it and it will become their recipe and then they will pass it on. My mum’s ginger crunch will be passed on and who knows, in two years’ time it might be being made in Finland or wherever, there’s something inherently wonderful about that." - Al Brown  see more

  • Blueberry, orange and white chocolate muffins

    By The Great NZ Cookbook

    "We’ve been making these citrus, berry and white chocolate muffins since the day we opened our doors - 1.5 million of them and counting... I hope our favourites become your favourites." - Bruce Maunsell  see more

  • Black Doris plum and almond torte

    By The Great NZ Cookbook

    " I love this plum & almond torte. It has the look of an old school tea cake and can be whipped up very quickly – AND it’s gluten-free! Just about any fruit can be used – fresh or tinned, cherries, tamarillos, gooseberries – best served with a dollop of natural yogurt, healthy even! ENJOY!" - Cazna & Pat Gilder  see more

  • Shortbread

    By The Great NZ Cookbook

    "One of my favourite things to do on a Sunday afternoon is get together with my great mate Rodney Greaves; we’ve been cooking together with for over twenty years! We call each other the Hudson and Halls of cooking because we inspire each other with recipes and share ideas, but we’re not gay and we don’t fight! I tend to read large sections of cookbooks out loud to him, how the poor devil puts up with it I don’t know! " - Annabelle White  see more