Allyson Gofton has been cooking for New Zealanders for over 20 years. During her varied career, she has worked at the NZ Woman's Weekly's Test Kitchens, assisted Graham Kerr both here and abroad, and became the Principal of Epicurean Workshop and Chief Executive Officer of the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation. She was also Food Editor for Next magazine for many years and is now Editor of Real. Allyson has written more than 20 cookbooks, including her best-selling series of books Bake: Favourite home-made recipes, Cook: Delicious recipes for family & friends and Slow: Mouth-watering recipes for the slow cooker & crock pot. The most recent of Allyson's books is the popular Country Calendar Cookbook with Allyson Gofton.