Tuesday, 1 May 2012

A Home-Grown Cook

 Although she has never considered herself more than a home cook, Dame Alison Holst was has a huge influence on   New Zealand cooking with few kitchens that do not have at least one of her 99 published cookbooks.  

After Graham Kerr's Galloping Gourmet programme, apparently New Zealand housewives wanted a cooking role model they could relate to.  Alison didn't even own a TV set when she was asked to audition for a trial programme in the early 1960s..   Her meatloaf for eight must have pleased the producers - from that time her career has gone from strength to strength.

 "A Home-grown Cook : The Dame Alison Holst Story" with Barbara Larson, 2011

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