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  • Published: 5 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143772927
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $35.00

Eat Your Heart Out

Love Stories from around the World

'Peta crafts a story like no other and her titles "tell it like it is".' - Wairarapa Times-Age

In a world of hate, let’s serve up some love . . .

Peta Mathias has encountered many a lovelorn tale on her gastronomic travels around the world. Searching further, she has unearthed more stories — the heart-warming and heart-rending, the passionate and poignant, the macabre and merry — and in these retellings brings them all to life.

With her characteristic wit and colour, she also dishes up many of the ingredients of love:
* intriguing courtship rituals, such as bundling and the apple slice dance;
* poetry penned by those with their own stories to tell;
* and, of course, romantic recipes, purported aphrodisiacs and alluring delicacies.

Entertaining, hilarious and informative, this book is a smorgasbord of love.

  • Pub date: 5 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143772927
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $35.00

About the Author

Peta Mathias

Peta Mathias MNZM is a respected and prolific New Zealand chef, author and broadcaster, who conducts gastronomic tours to such exotic places as France, Morocco, Spain, Vietnam, Italy and India. She lives in the South of France in the French summer, teaching cooking classes in her Uzès home and lives in Auckland in the New Zealand summer, writing and avoiding winter. For twelve years Peta presented the award winning prime time travel/food television shows Taste New Zealand, Taste Takes Off and A Taste of Home. Her many books are about food, travel, life, men, women, love and explaining how egg whites can transform your life. In 2012 Peta was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit by the New Zealand Government in recognition for her work as an author and TV presenter. www.petamathias.com

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Praise for Eat Your Heart Out

“Eat Your Heart Out is saucy Peta Mathias’s new book of love stories from around the world. Over the years, while on her gastronomic travels, she heard countless lovelorn tales. Once home she researched and unearthed more and has now retold them in her usual irreverent way. . . . If you have a few hours to while away the time and dip into this entertaining book you are bound to learn something new about that phenomenon known as love (and who knows what that might lead to?!)”


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