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A Home-grown Cook

The Dame Alison Holst Story

By Alison Holst | Paperback | 2 Review(s)

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Dame Alison Holst holds more titles than her damehood suggests: she's been invariably described as 'Mother of the Nation', 'Queen of the Kitchen' and 'a groundbreaker in the culinary world'. In the sixties, Dame Alison singlehandedly changed the way women prepared food for their families with her... read more

Format
Paperback
Release Date
02 Nov 2011
Author(s)
Barbara Larson
Alison Holst
Publisher
Hyndman Publishing
ISBN-13
9781877382673
Dimensions
170mm x 240mm
Pages
239
Format
Paperback
Release Date
02 Nov 2011
Author(s)
Barbara Larson
Alison Holst
Publisher
Hyndman Publishing
ISBN-13
9781877382673
Dimensions
170mm x 240mm
Pages
239

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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. She’s trusted, respected and admired and throughout this extraordinary career she has been able to be a brilliant wife and mother. Although this autobiography doesn’t explore the innermost workings of Dame Alison’s 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 Alison’s marvelous recipes.

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Love to read this , Dame Alison has been part of our lives for so long. Thanks Kerre for a great review
11 Apr 2012 08:32:31 | Lesley Mcintosh

Thanks Kerre. Sounds a good read about a wonderful ambassador for New Zealand, who just keeps going.I must get it.
20 Oct 2012 08:22:06 | Lesley Mcintosh

Thanks Kerre
05 Nov 2014 15:06:58 | Tina Hume

As someone that grew up rural NZ, this sounds like a good option for me! (and I do love her baking.....)\n
05 Nov 2014 17:59:05 | Andrea Callender

This chick is ageless. I swear she has looked the same since I was a child and I grew up with her recipes and watching her on TV. Would love to read about her \'real\' life!
05 Nov 2014 18:37:26 | Anna Vincent

This would be a very interesting read I am sure! :)
06 Nov 2014 00:55:18 | Jeanna Rodgers

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05 Nov 2014
By Kerrie Hodgson
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A Home-Grown Cook

I would love to read this, Alison is a true kiwi cooking icon. Kerrie

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