The Wholefood Pantry

She counts Kate Moss and Sadie Frost among her pals, but Kiwi baker and food stylist to the stars, Amber Rose hasn't left her rural New Zealand roots behind. Amber grew up in Kaiwaka, where her mother, Kay Baxter, ran a pioneering organic property long before it was fashionable.

After a stint in Australia and China, Amber’s life took a different turn. A friend in London was working for Noel Gallagher, and recommended her to actors Jude Law and Sadie Frost as a nanny. There her new life began, becoming a private chef to Frost and Law, and then working with celebrities like Alexander McQueen and David Schwimmer. However, food and cooking remained important in her life.

Her father was a chef and her mother was always cooking, preserving, cheesemaking, breadmaking. Working as a food stylist in London, Amber developed a toolbox of recipesthe flavoursome, nourishing base components and little extras that make a dish sing. In her kitchen they are the essential go-to recipes that can be adapted throughout the year to create seasonal delicious meals and satisfying bakes.

Amber’s new book, The Wholefood Pantry, is a reference book of all her favourite and most useful toolbox recipes. All the recipes are free from refined sugar, super healthy, delicious, and above all, easy to prepare. From the art of fermenting to create kimchi and pickles, to creating nut milks, creams and even cheeses using the most basic ingredients or using a wealth of marinades and dressings, recipes can be customised to create a dazzling array of simple, wholesome, and delicious meals.

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