What an epic adventure for eight Mums from our small rural Puahue school. We made some incredible friendships and some amazing food, I even feel a little bit more confident in the kitchen when I make these family recipes because they are easy and taste bloody fantastic.
It was almost a recipe in it self to make when you think about all the planning, recipe finding, cooking, photographing, styling, advertising, marketing, proofing and editing, note taking that goes into a fundraiser school cookbook. Plus the different emotions like passion, sheer determination, dedication, trust, exhaustion, and on my part, fighting the immense fear not to run for the hills when putting together a 384 page cookbook plus the cover design and sending a cookbook that size to print ( I admit it was very scary ). But we are all immensely proud of our efforts, and I love seeing my own copy of Around Our Table in its special spot in my kitchen.
All the profits from the Around Our Table cookbook will go towards the rebuild of our beloved community Puahue hall, so that our school and local groups can continue to use it for many more years.
Photography by Leah Hoskin from http://www.leahhoskin.photography