New Zealand's original MasterChef, Brett McGregor shares his favourite Asian-inspired recipes that have been simplified for home cooking.
People are looking to fast and simple food that is full of flavour to cook in their homes using a range of vegetables, meats and spices. Asian-inspired recipes tick all these boxes.

Having lived in Hong Kong for three years and travelled for ten years visiting places like Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Spain, MasterChef NZ season one winner Brett McGregor is a keen traveller and has always been inspired by food and other cultures.

Chop Chop shares his take on his favourite Asian-inspired recipes. With salads, curries, soups, stir-fries, noodle dishes and sweet treats inspired by cuisines from Japan, Hong Kong, China, India, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Morocco, North Africa and Spain.

"Since entering MasterChef NZ in 2010, life's been nothing short of amazing. I've been lucky enough to follow my dream of working with food," said McGregor.

"My parents' passion for seeing the world and tasting new flavours ignited the same passion in me, and this was enhanced by the anthropology studies at university. Here, food wasn't just a meal, it was an experience of another culture. My studies spurred on years of travelling the globe, eating and learning the joys of another country's food."

Broken into chicken, beef and lamb, pork and prawns, vegetables, the sea and sweets, Chop Chop also includes a list of pantry essentials, the most important ingredients that McGregor believes you should have on hand in order to create authentic dishes.

Published: 01 August 2016
Random House NZ
RRP: $45.00