Title: Hiakai Modern Maori Cuisine
Author: Monique Fiso
Publication date: 01/09/2020
Imprint: RANDOM HOUSE AUSTRALIA
Monique Fiso is a modern-day food warrior, taking Maori cuisine to the world.
After years overseas in Michelin-star restaurants, Monique returned to Aotearoa to begin Hiakai, an innovative pop-up venture that’s now a revered, award-winning restaurant in Wellington.
Monique has also gone on to feature on Netflix’s ‘The Final Table’, alongside 19 other international chefs, with Hiakai being lauded by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, Forbesand TIMEmagazine, which named Hiakai in 2019 as one of the ‘100 Greatest Places’ in the world.
This book is just as unforgettable- ranging between history, tradition and tikanga, as well as Monique’s personal journey of self-discovery, it tells the story of kai Maori, provides foraging and usage notes, an illustrated ingredient directory, and over 30 breathtaking recipes that give this ancient knowledge new life.
Hiakaioffers up food to behold, to savour, to celebrate.