Fran Mazza Feed Me Feed Me
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Fran Mazza is a half-Italian pastry chef, with a flair for design. She is also a hard-working mother of three children, and knows the time limitations that operate in most modern households. This book offers over 100 great recipes for people who enjoy tasty food that can be cooked easily with readily available ingredients.
Together, Fran and her husband Aaron Carson have been the masterminds behind a series of highly popular Auckland cafes, scattered around the city and suburbs - from Winona Forever and Fang in Parnell, to Major Tom in Albany and Just Like Martha in Three Kings, their trademark original artworks, vibrant fit-outs and food that is fresh, colourful and tasty have made each and every cafe a success within its community - and also become destinations in themselves for people wanting great flavour and good atmosphere. Interspersed between the recipes are the stories of each of these cafes - the idea behind them, how their names were chosen, and the communities in which they operate.
Fran Mazza grew up in an Italian family and travelled back and forth to Italy as a child. Her Italian father taught her to cook, and her Australian mother taught her how to manage money, and what food would be popular 'down under'. But a larger Italian sensibility has been important to Fran - the idea that food binds the family, and that family is more than just people living in the same house. It's the neighbourhood, the community. In her father's town, cafes were places to meet your neighbours and places for your neighbours to meet you. She and her husband and business partner Aaron have tried to make that a part of each cafe they have opened. Fran says "We wanted to introduce more than just good food to our neighbourhood. We wanted people to feel like they were part of a neighbourhood.
|Publisher||Random House New Zealand Ltd|
|Country of Publication||New Zealand|
|Subtitle||Delicious recipes from the creators of Winona Forever, Sugar, Major Tom, Rude Boy, Hello Friends + Allies...|
|Short Title||Feed Me Feed Me|