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Catherine Bell

  • Bounty: Cooking With Vegetables
    • Categories: Vegetables
    • Paperback (New Zealand) 11/11/2019
  • Entertaining Epicurean: Stylish Seasonal Dishes To Share With Friends
    • Categories: Dinner parties/entertaining; Seasonal
    • ISBN: 9781877178658 Paperback (New Zealand) 6/1/2004
  • Everyday Epicurean
    • Categories: Restaurants & celebrity chefs; Seasonal
    • ISBN: 9781580082259 Paperback (United States) 9/1/2000
  • Everyday Epicurean: Simple Stylish Recipes for the New Zealand Table
    • Categories: General
    • ISBN: 9781877178450 Paperback (New Zealand) 6/1/2004
  • Simple Modern Cooking
    • Categories: General
    • ISBN: 9781899791231 Paperback (United Kingdom) 8/10/2000


Catherine is co-founder and chair of the Garden to Table Trust. She is also a cook, food writer, business woman and mother and her many years in the food world have been largely spent encouraging and enthusing people to cook and enjoy good food. She believes cooking should be a pleasure rather than a chore and that keeping it simple is the key - use fresh seasonal ingredients to prepare fresh, simple dishes at home and enjoy them around a table with others. For many years she owned the Epicurean Workshop, a cookery school and cookware store in Auckland, during which time she found her writing voice, which led to her establishing Dish magazine and publishing two cookbooks. Her current business, Epicure Trading, imports a range of ethically produced products from around the world that all relate to cooking or serving food and supply the food service and retail sectors. Catherine’s work with the Trust is extremely important to her. She sees it as her way of ensuring children can grow up with a love of good food, and an understanding of the joy it can bring to one’s life. This book, written, published and funded by Catherine is another way she can ensure more children in New Zealand have the opportunity to learn to grow, harvest, prepare and share good food. All profits will be donated to Garden to Table.