Kai: Food stories and recipes from my family table

Book Author Christall Lowe
Rights Available World excl. NZ

The gathering of kai and the gathering of people are at the heart of many traditional Māori families. Award-winning food photographer Christall Lowe shares her own home recipes and family stories in this homage to Māori food culture. You won’t find quinoa and chia seeds here. Instead you’ll find mānuka honey muttonbird and pūhā; the softest, sweetest rēwena bread; oyster po boys with big dollops of spicy remoulade; melt-in-your-mouth oven-cooked hāngī; Nana’s famous burnt sugar steamed pudding; and taste-explosion custard and rhubarb-filled island donuts. This book is a photojournalistic art piece, including 100 recipes inspired by author/photographer Christall Lowe’s family woven into a tale of the delicious flavours of New Zealand ― land and sea, sweet and salty, warm, and cold.

About the Author
Christall Lowe is an award-winning food photographer. She produced the stunning photography for Ashia Ismail Singer’s Saffron Swirls and Cardamom Dust (2021). Kai is her first solo cookbook, with many others yet to come.


David Bateman Ltd

304 pp; 4c x 4c

260 x 220 mm (10 1/4″ x 8 1/4″)

Hardback PLC

Non Fiction

Food & Nutrition

Publication Date
November 2022

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ

Rights Agents:


Paul Bateman, David Bateman Ltd

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