For the Love Karena & Kasey Te Awa Bird

Here it is at long last - the first cookbook from Karena & Kasey Te Awa Bird - Winners of 2014 NZ Masterchef.

I've been an avid watcher of the NZ Masterchef series over the years, and had been hoping the two sisters from Maketu would win in the April 2014 final. In June of last year I was contacted out of the blue by Karena & Kasey to see if I was interested in working with them on the food photography for their first book. I nearly fell off my chair when I read their first email, as I had expected them to follow the same path as previous winners and go with an Auckland based photographer.

Never to do things by halves Karena & Kasey chose to self publish their first book so they could have total control over the final result from photography through to styling and book design. Over the following months they put together a small team of professionals to help make their book a reality. The end result is a testament to all their hard work and determination to produce a book they are proud of and hope their fans will love as much as they do.

Congratulations Karena & Kasey on a fabulous book, it was a pleasure to work with you both on this project. I'm sure it will be the first of many books in your culinary careers.

All Images © Deborah Aspray - Motif Lifestyle Images Ltd 2015
All Recipes © Karena & Kasey Te Awa Bird 2015
Published by Birds Inc


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