I love to cook, I love recipe books, well actually I love food! My husband jokes that I read recipes books like a novel. I am always trying to find new tastes and flavours . New Zealand food goes back to our forebears, so comfort food, British flavours are usual. However, in the last 30 or so years, we have been able to get so many more spices and herbs that were never available before, and New Zealand cooks have been influenced by many foods from around the world, but especially the Pacific rim. I love to cook curries, but have recently become more interested in Moroccan / Middle Eastern cooking.