Reads to inform and inspire.
Grow: Wāhine Finding Connection Through Food Sophie Merkens, Beatnik Publishing, $60 A refreshingly honest read that takes us on a journey across Aotearoa, meeting 37 inspiring women who find meaning and connection through food. Around the Table Julia Busuttil Nishimura, Plum/Pan Macmillan Australia, $45 Australia’s best-loved home cook perfectly matches dishes to time and place. Around the Table presents recipes for everything from quick weeknight meals to indulgences for summer feasts. I Am Autistic Chanelle Moriah, Allen & Unwin, $30 An interactive and informative guide to autism, I Am Autistic is a tool for both diagnosed and undiagnosed autistics to explain or make sense of their experiences. It also o ers non-autistic people the chance to learn more about autism. Rob’s Kitchen Sophia Cameron, Blue Star Press, $50 A recipe book filled with a lifetime of memories. Rob’s Kitchen features over 60 recipes and menu suggestions for di erent occasions. All proceeds go towards supporting women with metastatic breast cancer, through the Sweet Louise organisation. Future You Frances Valintine, HarperCollins, $38 An insightful read inspired by Valintine’s career shows how breaking away from expectation and routine is integral to living a full and successful life. Pelorus Jack, the Dolphin Guide Susan Brocker, Scholastic NZ, $20 The heart-warming tale of Pelorus Jack details the true New Zealand story of a dolphin that captured hearts in the 1880s. Simple (Mostly) Vegan Kitchen Ellie Bullen, Plum/Pan Macmillan Australia, $40 Step into the kitchen of dietitian and foodie Ellie Bullen as she shows you how to bring more flavour, more plants and more joy into your meals each and every day. Featuring delicious, mostly vegan meals that are wholesome enough for the whole family. Yum! Nadia Lim, Annable Ingles and dietitians Jenny Douglas and Lisa Daniels, Nude Food Inc, $50 The new go-to for families looking for nutritious and delicious food. An appealing collection of parent and child-tested recipes full of favourite meals, snacks and ideas.