This book celebrates Rotorua; the community spirit, history, Māori culture, the ethnic communities, the landscape and the environment -

All weaved into 200 pages of delicious and varied seasonal recipes from people with a local connection.

You’ll be cooking Hot Apple & Tamarillo Sponge from Ōwhata Marae, All Black’s Captain Sam Cane’s Beef Schnitzel, Aubergine & Potato Curry from the Patel family, Aunty Bea’s Curried Chicken or Gerhard’s own Matariki slow-roast lamb. 

About the Authors

Gerhard and Henrietta Egger have lived in Rotorua since 1993. Over the years, they have had a variety of careers, including (but not exclusively) hospitality and farming. Since 2003, Gerhard has been a professional photographer specialising in commercial and food photography and styling—and together they have published three previous books.

The prequel to Volcanic Kitchens, a further collection of recipes, stories and photographs was the sell-out, award winning Volcanic Kitchens, come and join us, published in 2011. It won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award winner, ‘Best Photography Cookbook for New Zealand’ and was finalist in the ‘Fundraiser Division for New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific’.

Gerhard and Henri have generously made this book available to Rotorua Community Hospice to sell as a fundraiser.

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Plus, every purchase will directly support Rotorua Hospice care. With the support of local Rotarians, we’re aiming to raise $20,000 which can provide over 100 patients with a trained Health Care Assistant.