'Connecting with someone who took the time and effort to produce my food is what really matters.' Simon Farrell-Green Food Heroes celebrates a remarkable group of producers and growers who are returning to artisan methods to create some of New Zealand's best food and finest quality ingredients. In doing so they are changing the way we shop and eat. Embracing a time when the grower grew food, took it to market, then sold it, the 20-plus Food Heroes profiled in this book are dedicated to providing the best-possible food products for New Zealanders to eat and cook with. Food writer and commentator Simon Farrell-Green has selected his pick of the best growers of quality lamb, beef, seafood, milk, apples and heritage vegetables, and producers of everything from artisan cheeses and bread to salami, coffee, lime soda and honey. Each of his heroes shares their secrets for creating fresh, carefully handled and beautifully considered food, while recipes show the reader how to cook hero ingredients in the way their producer intended. This gorgeous book is the ultimate celebration of New Zealanders' newly found love of shopping at farmers' markets and sourcing food direct from local growers and makers.
Simon Farrell-Green is a leading food blogger and commentator. His 'Eat Here Now' blog offers local recommendations on what and where to cook. He has a weekly food and eating segment on BFM and is also a regular on National Radio. Simon contributes to a number of leading New Zealand magazines including Metro, KiaOra and Taste.