There are certain dishes that become so well rehearsed that you forgot you ever read them from a book. Simon Gault's latest collection is full of such recipes that will either serve as foundational knowledge for a budding cook, or update your ingrained repertoire with Simon's signature '5% magic'.
As the Masterchef judge and restaurateur himself says, "hopefully you will find at least one recipe that will become your signature – a secret weapon that you will master. It will become the dish you are known for, and the thing people will hope you are cooking when they come over for dinner."
Simon Gault Modern Classics includes starters, seafood, pasta, rice, mains and delicious desserts which are sure to become firm favourites in any New Zealand Home. The book is available now from all good bookstores, RRP $60.00.
We have three copies for three lucky readers to give away. Simply enter your details in the form below to be in the draw to win.
Catch Simon live this weekend and the next few weeks, beginning with a brunch (11.30am) at "The Shed" at Northburn Station, Central Otago on Saturday 30th August.
On Sunday he'll be making an appearance at Rydges Savoy West as part of the Word Christchurch Readers and Writers Festival, where he'll talk about his new book and answer any questions over brunch.
On Thursday 11th September he'll be in Hutt Valley at 6.30pm at The Upper Hutt Cossie Club. For more information visit www.penguin.co.nz/events.