Our Book

Akaroa Cooking School Paperback

by Ant Bentley (Author),    Lou Bentley (Author)51BmLqqPvrL

We have just released our first cookbook titled – ‘Great recipes for a great way of life’. The book incorporates the history of the cooking school and our favourite recipes we have cooked at the school over the past five years. Stunning Akaroa scenery photos completes a beautiful and very personal book. Please let us know if you would like a personalised note written in the book. Note – $6.50 for p&p throughout NZ. For overseas deliveries we will customize the postage rate for you.

Beautiful food from a beautiful place – recipes and food philosophy from a little outpost of France in stunning New Zealand location. Ant and Lou Bentley gave up the corporate rat race in London to realise their dream of running a cooking school in beautiful Akaroa in NZ’s South Island. Here they share their story, their recipes and their food philosphy, with ravishing photography to match their ravishing location. French settlers arrived in New Zealand in 1840, and eventually established a settlement in Akaroa on Banks Peninsula that remains a small slice of France to this day, reflected in many local placenames and an enduring culinary tradition that the authors are proudly continuing. The Bentleys have besed the book on their highly successful cooking school which focuses on 18 styles of cuisine using local and seasonal produce. The recipes are a combination of classical, international and fusion cuisines, beautifully illustrated and road-tested by the school’s many satisfied customers.