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The cuisine, traditions and environment of Samoa presented in recipes, photographs and stories by award-winning chef Robert Oliver.

The cuisine, traditions and environment of Samoa presented in recipes, photographs and stories by award-winning chef Robert Oliver.

In his first book, Me'a Kai, Robert examined Polynesian cuisine from around the Pacific. That book won Best Book in the 2011 Gourmand Cookbook Awards. Now he concentrates on Samoa, where he spent several years while growing up.

This book shows the traditional cuisine of Samoa and looks at the provenance of the ingredients through organic farmers and their land. Stories, portraits and the fabulous scenery combine to make another vibrant and colourful book filled with delicious food and show off the heritage of a beautiful island nation.

In May 2014, Mea'ai Samoa was named the winner of the Gourmand Award for Best TV Chef Cookbook In The World 2013 - a great honour.

Reviews

I love the way Robert Oliver combines people, culture and food. He and his team also manage to find the most photogenic, happy people I have come across in a cookbook. Mea'ai Samoa is bright, fun and informative. Each of the recipes tells a story of Samoa and captures the vibrancy of these wonderful people. There are traditional recipes and modern dishes developed by chefs in villages throughout Samoa.

Linda Hall, APN Regional Newspapers

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9781775534273

    October 18, 2013

    RHNZ Godwit

    288 pages

    RRP $49.99

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Awards and Recognition

  • Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
    2013
    Winner
    Best TV Chef Cookbook in the World
  • Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
    2013
    Awarded
    Samoa - Best Authors and Chefs - TV

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Me'a Kai

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