Publisher:Random House New Zealand Ltd
Coasters explores the connection Kiwis have with their coasts. Based on the television series of the same name, this book follows Al Brown as he travels our stunning and varied coastline visiting iconic landmarks, meeting colourful characters and hearing rich tales from the past and the present. Each chapter covers a different stretch of coast - Red Rocks to Pencarrow (Wellington), Hot Water Beach to Ferry Landing (Coromandel), Cape Brett to Russell (Bay of Islands), Tongaporutu to New Plymouth (Taranaki), Westport to Charleston (West Coast), Doubtful Sound in Fiordland, and Birdlings Flat to Le Bons Bay (Banks Peninsula). These coastlines represent a wide array of coastal locations within New Zealand, and showcase superb scenery and captivating stories. Along with the great Kiwi characters who live there, Coasters looks at the different influences on the coast - how it was formed, how it was settled, the weather that shaped it, the wildlife and fi sheries that influence it and the recreation and daily life it offers to those who live along its shores. Coasters also includes a very simple recipe from Al for each area.Crayfish, snapper, turbot, cockles, mussels the dishes vary with each section of coast beautiful fresh fare treated with the respect this precious resource deserves. The first episode in the brilliant new television series screens at 7pm on Saturday January 22, on TV1.
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