Our First Cookbook

Akaroa Cooking School Paperback – SORRY SOLD OUT

by Ant and Lou Bentley 51BmLqqPvrL

Our first cookbook titled – ‘Great recipes for a great way of life’ came out in 2014. The book incorporates the history of the cooking school and our favourite recipes we have cooked at the school throughout our first five years. Stunning Akaroa scenery photos completes a beautiful and very personal book.

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 left behind their corporate life 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 philosophy, with beautiful photography to match their stunning waterfront 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 place names and an enduring culinary tradition that the authors are proudly continuing. The Bentley’s have based 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.