About the Book
Come with me through food into another world. One which few people have experienced and even fewer, .. remember. We arrived in Fiji in 1941. I was the daughter of a minister. Which wasn’t the best paid job in the world, as most people know. We didn’t just make do and mend with clothes (as there were just no shops!) .. but with food too. .. (also as there were just no shops!!!). All the ingredients my mother had known and loved from her home , Australia , were now tinned or beyond both our reach & budget. Rising to that challenge, my Mother, then I, learnt local food traditions ... adapting our cooking to suit. Retired from the hospitality industry … Today I ‘island cook’ for my ‘nearest & dearest’’ & small functions for Fiji friends ... this is what I want to share with you. So you too can feel the sand between your toes, the warm breeze on your face and be transported by the tastes & aromas, to my world. I so want to share these with you. So now I've been putting pen to paper to write down all those things people have been asking me for, and about, over the years … recipes and memories from my life in Fiji. This is therefore not a recipe book as such … or maybe one illustrated mostly by stories, though there are plenty of pictures too! … Well I don’t know … I’ll leave it to you to figure out!