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From the Instagram phenomenon SymmetryBreakfast this is a cookbook about the most important meal of the day - how to make it with love, present it with style and eat it with pleasure to feed not only your own soul but the souls of your loved ones too.

'One of the 20 best food books of 2016' The Guardian

is a beautiful cookbook for foodies and feeders who wonder why breakfast has to be out of a box. It's for people who love exploring diverse foods, those who get a kick out of hosting friends and family, and those who like making food look pretty on the plate.

Through inspirational food and gorgeous photography, it explores what breakfast is and what it means to people around the world. From Hawaiian Loco Moco and Russian blinis, to Spanish churros and New York bagels, it surprises with the foreign and delights with the familiar.

With over 90 delicious recipes and cocktails for perfectly plated breakfasts, more complex dishes for seasoned cooks and recipes with a great story behind them, SymmetryBreakfast will make you hungry, cheer you up and change the way you think about breakfast.


Serious breakfast inspiration.

Jamie Oliver

It just shows how you can take the everyday and make it beautiful.

Kevin Systrom, co-founder of Instagram

Michael Zee's beautiful breakfasts are always joyful, captivating creations.

Felicity Spector, The Telegraph

A celebration of love and breakfast from around the world

The Observer

Mouthwatering … a veritable feast for the eyes.


Jamie Oliver follows them so you know they're a big deal.


From classic banana bread and simple America grits to full traditional Japanese breakfast and Venezuelan croissants... its exciting recipes span the globe.

House & Garden

Inspiration from around the world.

Sainsbury's Magazine

Create brunch heaven at home with recipes from Michael Zee


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Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    October 3, 2016

    Bantam Press

    272 pages

    RRP $45.00

    Online retailers

    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • Fishpond
    • The Nile

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.co.nz

  • EBook


    August 11, 2016

    Transworld Digital

    272 pages

    Online retailers

    • Amazon Kindle NZ
    • iBooks NZ
    • Google Play EBook NZ
    • Kobo Ebook
    • Booktopia NZ