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Eat Up Christchurch: An evening with Al Brown and Gary McCormick

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Come and celebrate the launch of Al Brown’s new cookbook, Eat Up New Zealand.

The evening will feature iconic New Zealand chef Al Brown in conversation with Gary McCormick. Come and hear them chat about what makes our local cuisine special, and get Al to sign a copy of his new cookbook!

  • Canapes provided by Catering Department by White Tie (included in ticket price)
  • Sponsored by Black Estate Wine who will be providing an exclusive cash bar
  • Books will be available for purchase and signing
  • Go in the draw for a fantastic Al Brown prize pack, to be drawn at the event.

About Eat Up New Zealand

With great stories about New Zealand food as well as more than 150 recipes, this is a nostalgic treasure trove that gets to the heart of what New Zealand culture is and the food that reflects that. Combined with stunning food photography and beautiful on-location shots from around the country, this is the perfect gift for every New Zealander.

Eat Up New Zealand honours the past with updated Kiwi classics like roast lamb, pies, corned beef, pikelets, cheese scones, feijoa and tamarillo desserts, preserves, and even an old girlfriend’s mother’s bran muffin recipe. Kiwis have access to the best fresh produce in the world and Al’s approach is to start with great seasonal produce, cook it simply and add a flavour punch, texture and garnish to take it to another level. It’s clever, simple, yet refined food that is inherently Kiwi.

“Al is the iconic Kiwi chef. He represents fishermen, hunters and producers, creating delicious generous New Zealand food. This guy is magic!” — Stéphane Reynaud, French Chef & Cookery Writer

“Old meets new. I’m talking testaments, testaments of time, testament to a great chef. Al Brown is a modern-day priest of gastronomy.” — Marco Pierre White, British Chef & Restaurateur

“This is definitely a cookbook that you can use every day… please read, reminisce and take in the beautiful photography that I trust has captured New Zealand’s character, personality and grace, using our delicious food as a means of this expression.”

— Al Brown




October 3
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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