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Our Cookbook


A New Zealand restaurant, with an English chef, cooking delicious Italian recipes? Who would have thought?

Opening our doors in Wanaka just days before Christmas in December 2012, Francesca’s Italian Kitchen, Wanaka, has been a roaring success bringing the love of good Italian food to the southern New Zealand region.

With this cookbook, Fran & James are telling their story – sharing their heart and soul with you; the readers, supporters, and customers.

Beautifully laid out in easy to follow sections, with an easy-to-read metric conversion chart, this cookbook takes you through the art of cooking Italian. Covering the basics, letting you know what you should have in your pantry, letting you in on some super secrets to classic Italian staples, and sharing the beloved recipes used in Francesca’s over the last ten plus years, adapted for the home kitchen. As well as the delicious recipes and images, there are tips on using a wood fired oven and beautiful photos taken in Wanaka, at the restaurant, and on James and Francesca’s annual excursion to Italy. 

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Audience: General

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Number of Pages: 240

Available: 1st November 2018

Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)

Country of Publication: NZ

Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 19.6 x 2.5

Weight (kg): 0.92

Authors: Francesca Voza & James Stapley


If you are in NZ and would like to pick up the cookbook from Wanaka, just leave the default shipping option to ‘email’ when checking out. This means you will be emailed a voucher that you can present to us when you come in to pick up your cookbook.

If you would like your cookbook sent to you, please select the postal delivery option at checkout.

If you are ordering from outside NZ, look for the cookbook that has the right shipping added to it. There are two options, either shipping to Australia, or shipping to the rest of the world – price varies accordingly. Whatever option you choose, please ensure you select the ‘NZ Post + $15’ option during checkout as this will give you the chance to enter your postal address.

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Enjoy the exciting flavours, aromas and hospitality of Italy, right here in Wanaka.