Fast: Good Home Cooking

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A fantastic new collection of easy everyday meals by much loved chef Mike Van de Elzen

Fast: Good Home Cooking, Michael Van De Elzen

A fantastic new collection of easy everyday meals by much loved chef Mike Van de Elzen

Foodies knew how terrific his food was when he owned the award-winning restaurant Molten in Auckland's Mt Eden. TV viewers in their thousands discovered what fun he was and how inspirational and clever his cooking style is when they tuned into the three high-rating series of The Food Truck.

Now Mike is back with his fourth book, which showcases the food he cooks at home for family and friends, including his young daughters, Hazel and Ivy.

This sparkling collection of over 80 recipes covers everything from food for babies and toddlers to barbecues, Italian, Asian and Indian dishes, roasts, brunches and tempting cordials and drinks.

They're straightforward to make, they're healthy, they're bursting with flavour — and, best of all, you can get them on the plate fast!

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    $49.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9781775537175
    Published: 15/08/2014
    Imprint: Random House NZ
    Extent: 272 pages
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With a bustling inner city eatery to run, a couple of popular television shows to produce and two young
daughters at home, chef Michael Van de Elzen, like most of the rest of us, has a lot to juggle. This is why his new book Fast: good home cooking will resonate with so many people. Not only do the more than 80 recipes deliver delicious food in a hurry, much of it is made from the healthiest of choices too. Each section is split into a complete meal of a main, side and a dessert with most taking less than an hour to prepare. Babiche Martens' shots of family life at home also make this book a real treat." - Jeremy Schmid, Dish

Fast – Michael van de Elzen

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Michael Van De Elzen

Michael Van De Elzen

Chef and restaurateur Michael Van de Elzen is perhaps best known for presenting the high-rating television series The Food Truck, and is one of New Zealand's best-known chefs. After a period working as a chef in the United Kingdom, New Zealand-born Van de Elzen returned to New Zealand in the late 1990s, and in 2003 opened the award-winning restaurant Molten, in Auckland's Mount Eden, with his wife Belinda. Molten won both the Metro and the Cuisine Restaurant of the Year award.

He subsequently sold the restaurant, and in addition to writing cookbooks and starring in The Food Truck, worked on several culinary projects. His Food Truck Garage restaurant opened in Auckland in May 2013 and was an
instant success.

His first book, The Molten Cookbook, won Gourmand's 2011 Best First Cookbook award, and was described by The Press's award-winning food writer Kate Fraser as ‘a chef's cookbook'.

Cuisine magazine said of The Molten Cookbook: ‘Chefs often don't manage to make the transition of writing for the domestic cook, so it's pleasing to see a cookbook where the recipes have been tweaked to make them as accessible as possible without losing any of their heart.'

The New Zealand Herald's Viva magazine called the first Food Truck Cookbook ‘a must' which ‘made us smile as much as it made our tastebuds tingle'. The Sunday Star-Times declared it ‘a fun book, with quirky ideas and will provide inspiration in any Kiwi kitchen'.

MIke lives in Auckland his wife Belinda and their two young daughters, Hazel and Ivy.
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