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              Books by Peta Mathias

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              Beat Till Stiff: A Woman's Recipe For Living
                 

              Beat Till Stiff: A Woman's Recipe For Living (Paperback)

              By Mathias, Peta

              Razor-witted, wise and just a touch scandalous, Beat till Stiff covers topics that Peta considers important, entertaining, naughty or personal. With chapters on why redheads have more fun, how egg whites provide a metaphor for living and how Peta stopped strangling her mother, th...e eagerly awaited follow-up to Can We Help it if We're Fabulous? and Just in Time to be too Late, is a book about the universal themes that affect all women.
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              ISBN 9780143566700
              Published NZ 31 Oct 2011
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Never Put All Your Eggs In One Bastard: A Memoir
                 

              Never Put All Your Eggs In One Bastard: A Memoir (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Mathias, Peta

              Funny, passionate, outrageous and honest, this is a memoir about travel, house renovations, food, music, men and change. 'I've escaped more houses than I've said Hail Marys.' Peta Mathias has...

              ISBN 9781525230028
              Released NZ 31 Oct 2016
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Hot Pink Spice Saga: An Indian Culinary Travelogue With Recipes
               

              Hot Pink Spice Saga: An Indian Culinary Travelogue With Recipes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mathias, Peta; Clerc, Julie Le

              • RRP: $49.99
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              A fabulous, exuberant book of food, travel and humour by two of New Zealands's best-loved cooks. Peta Mathias and Julie Le Clerc are in love with food, in love with travel and in love with India. In her characteristic exuberant, evocative and hilarious style, Peta relates how the...y got to know this fascinating country through its cuisine: be it street food, feasts, or an everyday meal cooked on the floor of a tiny shack. They have travelled to tea plantations in the mountains, stayed in palaces and slept on a train: that 'wonderland of unmitigated, primeval swamp muck'. While Peta has led various culinary tours, Julie has established a patisserie in an upmarket New Delhi hotel. This is no superficial flirtation with the country, but a full-blown love affair. The over 60 recipes showcase distinct regional traditions, passed on from the generous people they have met. Carefully chosen and adapted to be easy for the home cook, they are all mouth-wateringly delicious. They include such delicacies as Rajasthani white lamb curry, coriander cardamom chicken, almond sweet pudding and rose-petal ice cream. Julie's fabulous photographs convey the colour of the country, and are almost good enough to eat.
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              ISBN 9781775535157
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2014
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Can We help It If We're Fabulous?
               

              Can We help It If We're Fabulous? (Paperback)

              By Mathias, Peta

              • RRP: $36.00
              • $27.00
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              Inspirational, razor-witted and funny, Can We Help It if We're Fabulous is Peta Mathias at her wisest - and naughtiest. The irrepressible Peta Mathias is a woman who has never been afraid to embrace life with all its glorious inconsistencies, joys and heartbreaks. With ten topics... relevant to all women - Fashion, Food, Relationships, Music, Travel, Beauty, Work, Sex, Happiness and, of course, Men - Peta's sagacious, sexy and occasionally scurrilous book will encourage and inspire readers to reinvent, spice up, embrace and celebrate the lives they have. As well as recounting her own life lessons, Peta interviews a range of women - from psychologists to plastic surgeons, sex therapists to hairdressers, doctors to singers - and discovers what a woman needs to make her happy, independent and successful.
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              ISBN 9780143770749
              Published NZ 31 Oct 2016
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Catch and Cook
               

              Catch and Cook (Paperback)

              By Carotta, Aaron; Foreword by Mathias, Peta

              • RRP: $39.50
              • $39.50
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              "Aaron's book of his TV show shares his adventures of the life, country, people and food that is New Zealand. Follow Aaron as he catches and cooks - scallops in Northland, wild turkey in Auckland, venison in Taranaki, thar in Queenstown, and many more. To New Zealanders it will b...e a taste of what many of us have not encountered, encouraging us to take another look and re-experience New Zealand and all it has to offer. To the international visitor, here is the ultimate adventure, catch, cook and taste of New Zealand, caught and prepared with some of the country's best guides and each region's leading chefs"--Cover.
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              ISBN 9780473221997
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2013
              Publisher The Copy Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Eat Your Heart Out: Love Stories from around the World
               

              Eat Your Heart Out: Love Stories from around the World (Hardback)

              By Mathias, Peta

              • RRP: $35.00
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              "Peta Mathias has encountered many a lovelorn tale on her gastronomic travels around the world. Searching further, she has unearthed more stories - the heart-warming and heart-rending, the passionate and poignant, the macabre and merry - and in these retellings brings them all to... life. With her characteristic wit and colour, she also dishes up many of the ingredients of love: intriguing courtship rituals, such as bundling and the apple slice dance; poetry penned by those with their own stories to tell; and, of course, romantic recipes, purported aphrodisiacs and alluring delicacies. Entertaining, hilarious and informative, this book is a smorgasbord of love"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780143772927
              Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Random House
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              Beat Till Stiff (1 Volumes Set)
                

              Beat Till Stiff (1 Volumes Set) (Paperback, [Large Print])

              By Mathias, Peta

              Beating egg whites till they're stiff is a metaphor for life - just when you thought your existence would never be more than flaccid transparent snot, something happens to turn it into tight white light. Once a counsellor, nurse and cook and now a writer, television presenter and... all - round fabulous woman, Peta Mathias is the queen of tra...
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              ISBN 9781459632202
              Released NZ 23 Nov 2011
              Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Never Put All Your Eggs in One Bastard: a memoir
               

              Never Put All Your Eggs in One Bastard: a memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mathias, Peta

              • RRP: $40.00
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              Funny, passionate, outrageous and honest, this is a memoir about travel, house renovations, food, music, men and change. Peta Mathias has been making major moves in her life since leaving home to train as a nurse. Once qualified, she headed to Canada for six years, then on to liv...e in London, before spending a decade in France, setting up her own restaurant. When she returned to New Zealand, she started writing books and making television series, celebrating her twin passions of food and travel. And she continued to yoyo back to Europe and started leading culinary tours to India, Morocco, Spain and the recurring theme in her life: France. Never ready to settle down, she next decided it was time to sell up her beloved cottage in Auckland and head back over there, to buy and renovate a new home in Uzes. This is her vivacious account of that move and of the many earlier changes in her life. The book explores what she has been running away from or to, the thrills and tribulations of reinventing yourself, as well as her loves for food, music, men and many more besides.
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              ISBN 9781775533870
              Published NZ 31 Oct 2016
              Publisher Random House
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              French Toast: Eating and Laughing Your Way Around France
                

              French Toast: Eating and Laughing Your Way Around France (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

              By Mathias, Peta

              • RRP: $35.00
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              French Toast is a totally pleasurable insight into the sensual delights of France through the eyes and taste buds of Peta Mathias, television personality and food writer.

              ISBN 9780143206156
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2010
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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