Author(s): Unna Burch
Talented self-taught cook, stylist and photographer of the delicious food she produces in her Forest Cantina kitchen, Unna Burch knows all about the visual appeal of food. There's a photograph of every recipe and Unna invites the reader to join her family and friends as they delight in sharing dishes prepared from her urban kitchen in the woods. With a hundred recipes to suit any homemaker, there are dishes for brunch, with homemade breads, dinner, and loads of side options, preserves, drinks and sweet treats. Unna draws on the many food influences found in her family, harvesting natural honey products from her beehives, eggs from 13 heritage chickens and home-grown vegetables to produce delicate Asian dishes, Indian curries, Mexican street food and Mediterranean-inspired salads and pasta dishes. A digital devotee, Unna blogs through her website, and manages social media on Facebook and Instagram. She participated in a 'behind the scenes' video to promote this, her first book.
Unna Burch lives with husband and two young sons in a small urban house on the edge of a forest with a vegetable garden, 13 heritage chickens and several bee hives. She comes from a mixed ethnic background, being part Maori, English and a little Spanish as well. She balances a sustainable lifestyle staying at home with her children, while pursuing her creative passion for cooking and photographing food.