Dean Brettschneider - Global Baker - books cookbaker

By: Nz Baker  06-Dec-2011
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The Global Baker Shop > BOOKS > The Cook & The Baker The Cook & The Baker Authors: Dean Brettschneider & Mark McDonough
Released: October 2010
Imprint: Random House New ZealandPrice: US$45.00The Cook & The Baker showcases stylish, gutsy food from Global Baker Dean Brettschneider (judge of Nestlé New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker), and Mark McDonough of Newmarket's highly successful Zarbo Deli and Café. Together they have assembled this collection of delicious recipes for the home chef - breads, entrées, mains, desserts, cakes, cookies and pastries. Each recipe is crammed full of flavour and colour from fabulous fresh ingredients, herbs and spices. There are plenty of international influences, and the recipes are all approachable and achievable at home. From everyday meals to special occasions, there are recipes here for everyone. Dean and Mark share a vision and a passion not only for delicious food prepared from top-quality ingredients, and for New Zealand's place in the culinary world, but also for business and innovation - together they developed the concept of the Global Baker micro bakery, a first for New Zealand's café and deli industry, which opened inside Zarbo in July 2009. In this new collaboration, they create dishes that are tasty, and flavoursome, enabling the reader to prepare food with punch, maximum flavour and eye-appeal without the need for blood, sweat and tears. The Cook & The Baker will inspire readers to get into the kitchen and start creating, with recipes such as: Mini Wholewheat Irish Soda Bread Sandwiches with Smoked Salmon, Onion Marmalade and Dill Mayonnaise; Italian Fish Stew; Beef Goulash; Plum and Fennel Tarte Tatin; Sticky Stem-Ginger Cake with Lemon Icing.
The Cook & The Baker is fresh looking and easy to use, featuring delectable recipes and beautiful photography - a perfect gift for any foodie. Brettschneider and McDonough will feature in an upcoming televsision series to screen on Food TV in October, also titled The Cook & The Baker, which will take viewers behind the scenes of the making of the cookbook. Dean Brettschneider is a professional baker and patissier. After completing his apprenticeship in New Zealand he worked in the US, Britain, Europe and the Middle East, gaining experience in all areas of the baking and patisserie world. Today, Dean is regarded as one of the best bakers on the planet. Following some years based in Shanghai, Dean is now working from Denmark and Britain, but still visits New Zealand regularly throughout each year and has bakery interests in Auckland and Shanghai. Dean's previous baking books have won World Food Media Awards and Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Dean also appears as judge of the successful television series Nestlé New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker and in many other television programmes that promote baking excellence. Mark McDonough owns Zarbo, one of the first big delicatessans in Auckland to offer a large range of local and imported food products and fresh café. meals. Zarbo won Café of the Year in Michael Guy's Café. magazine in 2008. Mark started in the hospitality industry as a university student, as a way of paying the bills, but then found it was more fun than studying. Although he has never trained formally as a chef, Mark has the main prerequisite: a deep-seated love of food and an understanding of flavour combinations. Mark lives in Auckland with his wife, Cushla, and their two children, Felix and Olive. Mark's previous books have all been top sellers and reprinted several times
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Dean Brettschneider - Global Baker

Along with his own range of best-selling baking books, and his signature Global Baker range of clothing, these items will soon be available for purchase, here, in The Global Baker Shop. Over many years of baking around the world, Deanhas tried and tested the baking items that he now recommends for the serious home baker.