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Cookbook designed to be composted scoops 3 Gold Medals

Cookbook designed to be composted scoops 3 Gold Medals in New Zealand’s Pride in Print Awards

by Laura Faire

A limited edition, carbon zero cookbook with AUTHENTIC, SEASONAL, NEW ZEALAND RECIPES.

Author Laura Faire’s respect for the environment has been the inspiration for the creation of the most awarded publication at the Pride in Print awards held in Wellington on Saturday night, 31 May.

The fact that Laura’s ethos ‘from plant to plate, from germination to degustation’ has been successfully extended to book publication is a huge thrill to this chef, gardener and food writer, who is also a columnist for Sunday Star Time, and mum of two under two.

Not only does Laura grow her own food and carefully select her own ingredients – she has now created New Zealand’s first carbon zero cookbook*, which is entirely decomposable. It can be read and with a clear conscience thrown in the compost. But who would want to!

Each of the 80 recipes in this local, natural and beautiful cookbook is inspired by what's in season and what's in Laura’s garden.

LIMITED EDITION COOKERY, on-sale now and printed by Soar Print in Auckland, won gold in each of the three categories in which it was entered - BOOKS, LIMITED EDITION/FINE ART PRINTS, and ENVIRONMENTAL.

Laura says ‘carbon zero books are big news in the UK at the moment, but relatively unheard of here. I really hope the success of my book at these prestigious awards will help encourage other publishers and printers in New Zealand to print sustainably.’

Laura’s previous book Now is the Season was published in 2011, and she has worked on many other cookery books for large corporations and charities and she is a member of the New Zealand Guild of Food Writers.

The Pride In Print, Awards, established in 1993, showcase the best of the best in New Zealand print and a Gold Medal tells a printer they have reached the status of the elite.

LIMITED EDITION COOKERY is available for purchase via Laura’s website and specialist book and culinary stores (listed at RRP $115

*Limited Edition Cookery is certified carboNZeroCertTM using a business to consumer life cycle measurement. This means that all the greenhouse emissions associated with the lifecycle of the cookbook are measured, reduced and offset through purchasing verified carbon credits.

The text of the cookbook is printed on 9Lives Offset (FSC Mix) from Spicers Paper. Its paper comes from managed tree farms or recycled sources, and all of its mills conform to high-level environmental management systems. The cookbook was printed using vegetable based inks and citrus cleaners. Soar Printing is a carboNZero certified organisation which means they measure their organisational greenhouse gas emissions, actively work to reduce them and purchase verified carbon offsets they cannot reduce further.

The carbon credits purchased by Soar Printing fund New Zealand renewable energy sources such as the Tararua Wind Farm and the Christchurch Burwood Gas Landfill project.

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