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Chelsea Winter
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Chelsea Winter

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Chelsea Winter has made a career of ‘no-nonsense’ food that utilises familiar ingredients easily sourced from your local supermarket. The author of three bestselling cookbooks — Homemade Happiness, Everyday Delicious and At My Table — and an all-round lover of good food, she is passionate about creating home-style recipes that are simple to prepare yet look great and taste fantastic. To Chelsea food is a way of bringing people and families together, because time shared around the dinner table with loved ones is simply invaluable. A winner of MasterChef New Zealand, she is constantly looking for new and inventive ways to inspire Kiwi home cooks.


'My philosophy? Relax, man! Eat home-cooked food as often as you can, using fresh, quality ingredients. Enjoy meals around the table, chatting with family and friends. Treat yourselves often with homemade desserts and baking (that’s very important).'

Chelsea Winter

'[Chelsea's] philosophy about eating flies in the face of all the fads that we are bombarded with everyday – low carb, no carb, low-fat, anti-sugar...'

Danielle Nicholson, Hamilton News (NZ)

'Life’s too short to eat bad food. And I still think butter makes the world a better place.'

Chelsea Winter

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Bananaberry breakfast smoothie

Try this free recipe from Chelsea Winter’s Everyday Delicious.

Chelsea's white chocolate & berry cheesecake

This old-timer is one of my most popular recipes at Christmas time.

Self-crusting spinach & feta quiche

A cheesy and delicious recipe from Chelsea Winter's cookbook Scrumptious.

Chocolate orange sherbet slice

Chelsea's favourite sweet from her new book Eat. The silky richness of the chocolate fudgy part is balanced by the tart sherbet — a zing in every bite!

Snausage Rolls

Sausage rolls will always be über-cool, no matter what anyone says. They're always the first to be nabbed at morning tea, classily dressed-up with a generous splurt of store-bought tomato sauce... crispy, juicy little taste bombs. 

French tomato tart

I created my first version of this tart when I was living in France with Douglas for a couple of months, relishing the crispy pastry, creamy cheese, juicy flavourful tomatoes, fresh herbs and spicy cracked pepper. Back then I used a lovely soft salty white French cheese riddled with herbs and garlic. Naturally, I’ve created a new version of this, and it’s still amazingly good.

EAT | Chelsea Winter | OUT NOW

Chelsea's latest cookbook, EAT, is packed with dishes that are destined to become new favourites in your household, plus a bumper collection of sides, sauces and sweet treats.No complicated instructions or hard-to-find ingredients, just real food with real flavour made with love. Enjoy!

Chelsea Winter: 10 questions

Get to know the woman behind Homemade Happiness.

Cook for mum this Mother’s Day!

We know it can be tricky to find the perfect recipe to make mum for Mother’s Day so we’ve put together this list of fantastic recipe ideas from some of our favourite cookbooks. Whether you’re looking for a cosy soup or a sweet treat, or something in between, we’ve got you covered!