The Grater Good

Book Author Flip Grater
Rights Available World, excluding Australia, New Zealand and UK

Grater Goods is an iconic bistro & delicatessen in industrial Sydenham which boasts a menu of European-inspired deliciousness. Showing everyone who walks in the door that we no longer have to choose between pleasure and principles.

The Grater Good cookbook highlights food that is truly delicious and about indulgence, yet happens to be good for you and the planet. Over 60 European inspired, adaptable dishes, ranging from Seitan sausages, cassoulets and breads to super easy spreadable cheeses, pates, crackers, delectable desserts and plant-based baking and cooking.

Chapters are loosely based on the classic French menu -Apéro, Entrée, Mains, Desserts and a Basics chapter at the back showcasing sauces, creams and base recipes that Flip can’t do without.

These recipes are edible activism, ethical hedonism. They’re mostly unfussy, unpretentious and shareable. Flip encourages you to gather around tables, break bread and leave a ton of crumbs like the French do.

About the Author

Flip Grater is a renowned kiwi singer/songwriter, who boasts her own Indie record label and owns Grater Goods, a plant-based delicatessen based in central Christchurch.

In her professional life she is a successful chef and recipe writer, developing her vegan recipes and Grater Goods products that are sold in retailers throughout Aotearoa.

In her precious spare time you’ll find her chilling with French husband Youssef and five-year-old daughter Anaïs. Flip and Youssef met in Paris in 2012 where she was recording her album Pigalle, and moved Back to Flip’s native New Zealand in 2018. Grater Goods is a little slice of Paris in industrial Sydenham. A fully plant-based menu of European-inspired deliciousness. Showing everyone who walks in the door that we no longer have to choose between pleasure and principles.



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175 mm x 240mm portrait

Hardback with foil block and debossed title



Publication Date
November 2021

Rights Available:
World, excluding Australia, New Zealand and UK

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When we asked Cook The Books NZ to give us a list of her favourite plant-based cook books she immediately mentioned The Grater Good by Flip Grater, and we loved it so much that we approached her for a few recipes to showcase for you. Once you get a look at some of the clever recipes from this beautiful book in our winter veggie comfort issue you will want to grab your own copy!

Kelli Brett, Editor of Cuisine magazine

To prepare a dish for oneself, family or friends is a gift for the soul, because food is nature, and Mother knows best. Between the covers of this beautiful book, Flip proves we don't need to go too far from the simplicity of nature to grant ourselves the beauty of delicious plant-based cooking. Every page is filled with the melody of Flip's love of family and food, her attachment to humankind and her wonderful kindness as a human.

Jax Hamilton, Celebrity Chef, Author