Author: Monique Fiso
Monique Fiso is a modern-day food warrior, taking Māori cuisine to the world. After years overseas in Michelin-star restaurants, Monique returned to Aotearoa to begin Hiakai, an innovative pop-up ventre that’s now a revered, award-winning restaurant in Wellington.
This book is just as unforgettable, ranging between history, tradition and tikanga, as well as Monique’s personal journey of self-discovery. Hiakai tells the story of kai Māori; it provides foraging and usage notes, along with an illustrated ingredient directory and over 30 breathtaking receipes that give this ancient knowledge new life.
Hiakai offers up food to behold, to savour, to celebrate.