Kai is a passionate homage to a life deeply rooted in food, where exquisite flavours weave seamlessly with cherished food memories.
Step inside Christall’s family pātaka (storehouse) and allow yourself to embark on a remarkable journey through the land of kai from the mountains to the sea, and from the humblest of staples - through to the most special celebrations. It is impossible to open the pages and not be inspired by the beauty of the book and compelled to recreate the deliciousness of Kai in your own kitchen.
Award-winning food photographer Christall Lowe invites you to join her family table and experience for yourself an abundance of mouth-watering dishes, a veritable feast for the eyes and stomach. With over 100 recipes including mānuka honey muttonbird and pūhā; the softest, sweetest rēwena bread; melt-in-your-mouth oven-cooked hāngī; creamy lemon garlic crayfish; Nana’s famous burnt sugar-steamed pudding; and custard and rhubarb-filled donuts — this book is a treasure.
“I am so excited and beyond proud to have published my first “more than just a cookbook”. Kai has been many years in the making, and every recipe has been rigorously tested (aka enjoyed ravenously) by my whānau, photographed by me, and printed onto beautiful sustainable paper.” - Christall Lowe