The Food Truck Cookbook
Delicious, easy, healthy recipes from TV's hit show The Food Truck
Series One of The Foodtruck was one of the ratings hits of the year on TV One when it screened in mid 2011. In 2012 it's back for a new season, this time accompanied by a fabulous new cookbook which brings together all the show's host, chef Michael Van de Elzen's, recipes from both series — and more.The absolutely fantastic recipes cover all the meals-on-the-run that New Zealanders love, from burgers and pies, to chicken pieces and pizza. The difference is that Michael's recipes transform these meals from being tasty but unhealthy, fat-laden convenience foods that we feel guilty about to super-tasty, health-giving meals that we do not need to feel guilty about. How does he do it? By replacing the fatty, sugary ingredients with healthy alternatives - without sacrificing taste.
This is fast food that you can make at home at less cost and with no health worries. Packaged up with eye-popping photography, lots of hints and tips and a breezy style, the book is a delightful kitchen companion, just like the TV show and Michael!
Paperback$39.99 RRPISBN: 9781869798376Published: 25/05/2012Imprint: Random House NZExtent: 176 pagesStock Level: HIGHPlease note: This information is intended for booksellers only and does not reflect the number of copies currently available in stores. If you are not a bookseller and wish to purchase this book, please contact your local bookstore, or click on the buy now button to find a good retailer.
Wednesday July 24
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
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.
For more about Mike see vandeelzen.com
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