A stylish new recipe book, created entirely in Southland and packed full of culinary delights, is set to boost funds for a $300,000 redevelopment of Southland Boys' High School's Coldstream Hostel.
Coldstream Cooks has just been launched and is a tasteful collection of Southland recipes, compiled with passion by the Parents' Association of Coldstream Hostel.
Recipe book convene r Julie Allan said the book had been a labour of love with many hours put into the project by the eight-member team of past and present parents.
''Each of us brought our own skills to the project, we worked well together and developed a wonderful collection of recipes.
''We hope it sells and that we can support the hostel.''
The recipes are fresh and exciting, and include a stunning selection of starters, light meals, salads, mains and deserts with recipes contributed by hostel families along with well-known Southland chefs, restaurants and cafes.
Timed to meet the Christmas market, the committee was confident the recipe book would be popular with families across Southland and beyond.
Scores of delicious and easy to prepare recipes from Venison, Ale and Mushroom Pie and Thai Prawn Chicken Salad, to Black Forest Fudge and Apricot Sour Cream Cake - tried and true and a great mix of Southland favourites.
Parents Association president Jo Sanford said 1500 recipe books had been printed and would sell for $25 a copy.
''We're very hopeful we will get the support - this is a good product. There're not many celebrations that it doesn't fit.''
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