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The Pavlova Story: A Slice of New Zealand's Culinary History

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While Australians and New Zealanders have long debated which country invented the pavlova (a large meringue dessert cake said to emulate the lightness of the famous ballerina, Anna Pavlova), the real story of the ballerinas visit to the Antipodes and the emergence of three different pavlovas was neglected.

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Australians and New Zealanders have long debated which country invented the pavlova, a large meringue dessert cake said to emulate the lightness of the famous ballerina, Anna Pavlova. However, the real story of the ballerina's visit to the Antipodes and the emergence of three different pavlovas has been neglected. The contributions of a gelatine manufacturer, a Dunedin spinster, and numerous other New Zealand housewives are all revealed in this fascinating contribution to food history. The book shows the evolution of the three pavlova types, that their recipes have never been set in stone, and that creative and innovative cooks have played the most important roles in transforming a fashionable afternoon tea cake into an iconic dessert. The book includes 12 classic pavlova recipes.

About the Author

Helen Leach is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Otago. Her research interests include the evolution of the human diet and prehistoric horticulture. She has written two garden history books: Cultivating Myths: Fiction, Fact and Fashion in Garden History (2000) and 1,000 Years of Gardening in New Zealand (1984), co-authored nine others, and published over 60 articles in international and New Zealand journals.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781877372575
Subtitle:
A Slice of New Zealand's Culinary History
Author:
Leach, Helen
Publisher:
Otago University Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Desserts
Subject:
Courses & Dishes - Desserts
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Historical Food and Cooking
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080101
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10 x 6 x 0.7 in 1.2 lb

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Business » Communication
Business » General
Cooking and Food » Desserts and Candy » Chocolate and Candy
Cooking and Food » Desserts and Candy » General
Cooking and Food » Reference and Etiquette » Historical Food and Cooking
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » Australia and New Zealand
History and Social Science » World History » Australia and New Zealand

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"Synopsis" by , Australians and New Zealanders have long debated which country invented the pavlova, a large meringue dessert cake said to emulate the lightness of the famous ballerina, Anna Pavlova. However, the real story of the ballerina's visit to the Antipodes and the emergence of three different pavlovas has been neglected. The contributions of a gelatine manufacturer, a Dunedin spinster, and numerous other New Zealand housewives are all revealed in this fascinating contribution to food history. The book shows the evolution of the three pavlova types, that their recipes have never been set in stone, and that creative and innovative cooks have played the most important roles in transforming a fashionable afternoon tea cake into an iconic dessert. The book includes 12 classic pavlova recipes.
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