A Home-grown Cook: The Dame Alison Holst Story
By Alison Holst | Paperback
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|Dimensions||240mm x 170mm|
|Release Date||2 Nov 2011|
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Dame Alison has lived an extraordinary life in a remarkably ordinary way. She says she never considered herself any more than a home cook and yet she has written and co-authored more than a hundred books, is a perennial best seller, has travelled the world promoting lamb and beef and her recipe books are to be found in nearly every New Zealand kitchen. Sheís trusted, respected and admired and throughout this extraordinary career she has been able to be a brilliant wife and mother. Although this autobiography doesnít explore the innermost workings of Dame Alisonís mind - surely she must have wept and wailed in exhaustion and frustration at times or come up against loathsome individuals in the course of her career - there are some fascinating insights into what it was like growing up in rural New Zealand and her stories about the early days of television are fabulous. I enjoyed this autobiography but was left wanting more - bit like one of Dame Alisonís marvelous recipes.
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