WIN!! RIPE Cookbooks by Angela Redfern

WIN a copy of RIPE cookbook or RIPE (A Fresh Batch) by Angela Redfern 

RIPE and RIPE - A Fresh Batch by Angela Redfern
RIPE and RIPE – A Fresh Batch by Angela Redfern



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I recently received copies of the RIPE cookbooks by New Zealander Angela Redfern.  I absolutely LOVE (pronounced LEVE in NZ) these books.  RIPE (the red book) is the original cookbook and is unique in that its 1)  seasonal and 2) its from New Zealand. Some of the ingredients may be tricky to find like kumara, fejoias or Maori potatoes but no less than any other imported book.

The second book “RIPE – A FRESH BATCH” is their popular follow on cookbook with a healthy food angle.

Unlike other books these books have a PHOTO FOR EVERY RECIPE!!!


The books represent the type of food you’d have at your favourite cafe but also include some TRULY CREATIVE AND INSPIRING IDEAS.  For example Beet Cured Salmon, Birdseed slice, Fejoia and Apple Crumble from the Red RIPE book.  And Lemon, Passionfruit and Cardamon Delicious, Chaat Masala Potato Salad and Beetroot and Red Wine Red Velvet Cake!! from the Green RIPE book


Don’t worry, the majority of the recipes are much more familiar but I personally can’t wait to try some of the creative combinations.  Make some of these and pack in your Esky chilly bin!


Here are some pics from the inside of the book:

From RIPE: Cheesy Shortbread, Christmas Bakewell, Butterscotch Rhubarb Layer Cake
From RIPE-A FRESH BATCH: Empanadas, Berry and Rosewater Macaroon Tart, Ripe Superfood Salmon and Quinoa Salad

I am obsessed with these books and I want you to have one.  Just tell me in 25 words or less what you love about New Zealand! Entries in the comments. Competition closes Thursday 18 December.  I promise to post the books to the winner by Friday morning so they arrive before Xmas.


  • Adrian
    December 13, 2013 - 9:20 am | Permalink

    Definitely the wine!

  • Clarissa
    December 13, 2013 - 9:52 am | Permalink

    They look like they are beautiful books!

    I love that they have Denny’s in New Zealand so you can have access to curly fries 24/7.

  • Karen Newman
    December 13, 2013 - 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Great food, great wine and great people. What is not to love about New Zealand?!

  • Jennifer Beckwith
    December 14, 2013 - 10:17 pm | Permalink

    I have heard of her cafe, it is supposed to be very nice. Would love to try the recipes.

    I have never been to NZ, but I would love to go and experience the amazing mountains and beaches.

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    December 20, 2013 - 8:10 am | Permalink


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