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  • Published: 3 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9781775537410
  • Imprint: Random House New Zealand
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 157

Fete Accomplie


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A New Zealander's hilarious culinary romance with France, interspersed with recipes.

A New Zealander's hilarious culinary romance with France, interspersed with recipes.

A New Zealand nurse opening a restaurant in Paris? Surely that would be sheer fantasy? But luck and blind determination led Peta Mathias to fulfil her long-held ambition - rising from dishwasher to French chef - and a life filled with sensuous gastronomic experiences. The wonderful recipes Peta cooked during her extraordinary time in France are intermingled here with her lively account of the exotic French lifestyle and the colourful characters she encountered.

Funny, frank and fabulous, this is a delicious memoir of a charmed time in the life of the ever-popular Peta Mathias.

  • Pub date: 3 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9781775537410
  • Imprint: Random House New Zealand
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 157

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 Fete Accomplie

“A thoroughly compelling, stylish mixture of autobiography and recipes . . . Delicious, sensuous and free of pretension, the recipes beg to be tried.”

David Burton, Evening Post


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