The Mountain Cafe Cookbook:
A Kiwi in the Cairngorms
by Kirsten Gilmour
Photography by Paul Masson
Illustrations by Elizabeth Pirie
“Kirsten has been serving her Kiwi inspired food for many years and here she shares her secrets for those delicious breakfasts, meals, cakes and drinks. As a fellow NZ’er, I’m proud of her achievements!” – Peter Gordon
“This is a great big hug of a book, full of exciting flavours and reliable recipes” – Sue Lawrence
“A one-way ticket from New Zealand led this young Kiwi to the Cairngorms where her family recipes for mammoth cakes and hearty ranch-style soups put Aviemore on the culinary map” – Ghillie Basan
Legendary breakfasts to fuel days on the mountain; inventive, zesty salads and indulgent and luxurious cakes – these are all hallmarks of Aviemore‘s Mountain Cafe. Owner-chef Kirsten Gilmour draws on her Kiwi roots to turn out contemporary dishes with an antipodean love of fresh and bold flavours and, in her debut cookbook, she shares her secrets and inspirations with you. The Mountain Cafe Cookbook is packed full of Kirsten’s irresistible recipes for the best-loved dishes and drinks at her Highland restaurant, alongside others drawn from her grandparents and influenced by her travels around the world.This is not difficult, fancy restaurant cooking, but gutsy, fresh, hearty food that will taste just as good from your kitchen as from hers.
With vibrant photography by Paul Masson, The Mountain Cafe Cookbook has over 130 recipes including everything from Smoked Fish Chowder, Cider Sage Barbecue Chicken, Sloe Gin & Bramble Salmon Salad and Butternut Chilli & Coconut Fritters to Chocolate & Coconut Brioche, Cardamom Oranges, Badass Brownies and Passionfruit Melting Moments. All delicious and bursting with flavour.