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Elizabeth Messenger's New Zealand wine & food book

Elizabeth Messenger's New Zealand wine & food book

Elizabeth Messenger's New Zealand wine & food book (1961) added a touch of sophistication to the repertoire of local cooks at a time when wine did not commonly appear on domestic tables. Messenger provided clear instructions about which wines to serve with different foods and the temperature at which different wines should be served. Her food and wine matching even extended to the television dinner, which involved eating off a tray in front of the family TV. At the time, television was in its infancy so eating in front of it would have been a novel and less casual affair than in later decades.

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Price Milburn Publishers, Nancy Swarbrick
Reference: Elizabeth Messenger, New Zealand wine and food book : New Zealand recipes and menus. Wellington: Price Milburn, 1961
Artwork by Dennis Beytagh

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

David Burton, 'Cooking - Cookbooks, magazines and television shows', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/38543/elizabeth-messengers-new-zealand-wine-food-book (accessed 23 May 2019)

Story by David Burton, published 5 Sep 2013