Win a copy of the Edmonds Cookery Book!

New Zealand’s best-selling book of all time has been revamped to match modern tastes and reflect the way Kiwis are eating in 2016. In its first major overhaul since the 1990s, the Edmonds Cookery Book, 2016 Edition has made space for modern trends including home-made pasta, gluten-free options, as well as a variety of delicious new classics.

Under the watchful guide of art historian and food authority Alexa Johnstone, the new version of this iconic Kiwi book also includes the re-introduction of favourites from previous editions. Elsie’s Finger Biscuits is back from 1923, Marshmallow Shortcake from 1976 and cheese loaf from 1986, and The 2016 Edition also comes with charming historical notes and updated photography.

Found in almost every Kiwi kitchen, the Edmonds Cookery Book is the quintessential guide to cooking and baking in New Zealand and the new version is sure to fly off the shelves.

First published in 1908, complimentary copies of the Edmonds Cookery Book were sent to young couples announcing their engagement, creating a strong tradition of gifting that has continued throughout the decades.

These days the book is more likely to be given to teenagers leaving home for their first flat, or to international visitors seeking a unique slice of Kiwiana.


NZ Booklovers has a copy of the Edmonds Cookery Book to giveaway!

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70 comments… add one
  • Nicola w October 24, 2016, 9:26 am

    I would love to win this classic cook book

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  • Storm Alexander October 24, 2016, 10:35 am

    How wonderful to have the latest recipes edition, it would be a bonus in my kitchen.

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  • JEAN October 24, 2016, 3:06 pm

    My Edmonds cook book is falling apart so would love a new one.

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  • Michele Meade October 24, 2016, 7:25 pm

    I could do with a new edition

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  • Simonne Goodall October 24, 2016, 7:25 pm

    I love this kiwi icon

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  • Cat Rambo October 25, 2016, 6:17 am

    I love regional cookbooks so I hope to get a copy for my shelf!

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  • bevik1971 October 25, 2016, 9:36 am

    Would love to win this iconic book – I used to have one but lost it during one of my house moves 🙁

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  • Nola Hall October 25, 2016, 10:01 am

    This book should be in every household it is so much more than a cookbook. It has hints and tip and conversion tables. Would love toewin one for my daughter.

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  • jose October 25, 2016, 11:34 am

    this is a classic, every home should have a copy.

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  • Palindrome October 25, 2016, 11:48 am

    Ah, Edmonds – the cookbook with the fail proof banana cake (and so many other fail proof recipes!) 🙂

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  • Judy Thomas October 25, 2016, 12:25 pm

    A must for every NZ home to have 🙂

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  • MichelleH October 25, 2016, 2:05 pm

    Would love to win this as someone ‘borrowed’ mine and never returned it 🙁

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  • Karna October 25, 2016, 4:15 pm

    I really need this, I’m hopeless in the kitchen.

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  • Sandra October 25, 2016, 4:32 pm

    I of course have an older copy but have two sons in their 20s who would benefit from owning a copy!

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  • Trent F October 25, 2016, 4:44 pm

    Full of great recipes!

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  • Beverley Mason October 25, 2016, 6:33 pm

    I like the recipes, they always work

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    • Beverley Mason October 25, 2016, 6:35 pm

      Every time I use a recipe out of the book, they always taste good

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  • Garth Johnstone October 25, 2016, 6:55 pm

    A classic! The latest edition would be great to own.

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  • Daniel S October 25, 2016, 7:40 pm

    Awesome. My one is falling to bits!!

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  • Mel October 25, 2016, 9:12 pm

    Grew up with the Edmonds cookbook! Great memories.

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  • diane October 25, 2016, 9:26 pm

    I would like to win this wonderful N.Z. Edmonds cookery book they have been the best selling book for years

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  • cazzie October 26, 2016, 9:17 am

    Would be nice to see past the food stains in my old copy haha!

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  • MattyJ October 26, 2016, 9:49 am

    I would love this book as I am a little limited in my cookery ability and could do with the inspiration.

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  • lesley McIntosh October 26, 2016, 12:24 pm

    I would love to win this to give to one of my grandaughters, always reliable recipes.

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  • Maureen Lindsay October 26, 2016, 12:25 pm

    Yes please – Would love the new Edmonds Recipe Book as my old one is a bit worn out 🙂

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  • soozn October 26, 2016, 1:30 pm

    So need another copy of this iconic recipe book… mine’s got a bit messy in the past and some pages are stuck together!

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  • C Lobb October 26, 2016, 7:29 pm

    Has been like my baking bible ever since I left home xx

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  • Nic October 27, 2016, 6:09 am

    I learnt to cook using this book, it would be great to relive some memories!

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  • Lisa October 27, 2016, 9:05 am

    Would love this please!

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  • Jennifer J October 27, 2016, 12:36 pm

    You’ll never get past a book as great as this one!

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  • Dave October 27, 2016, 12:48 pm

    I would love to win this book for my wife , she loves baking , her copy of Edmonds cookery ,baking book is 20-25 years old , it has no covers and many pages are loose and falling out to win a copy would make her day

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  • Laurice October 27, 2016, 12:50 pm

    My 1972 edition is kept in a plastic bag these days, to hold it all together, and no-one’s allowed to touch it but me. We have a later edition we actually use, lol, but there are still a few recipes I refer to in the older one. I’d love to have an updated edition.

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  • WD October 27, 2016, 1:19 pm

    Every marae should have one of these

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  • Louise October 27, 2016, 1:58 pm

    Could do with a new one of these!

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  • Penny October 27, 2016, 2:01 pm

    Desperately need a new one – my old one (which was already a 3rd time replacement) is on its last legs!

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  • Mac October 27, 2016, 2:40 pm

    Enjoyed listening to Alexia on radio and she spoke of a marmalade cake made from only 4 ingredients that was similar to Ye old fashioned cheesecake, you know the pastry, jam, cake version. Quick and easy and oh so tasty plus the never fail sponge recipe from way back when. What a job trying out every recipe that ever was before selecting what went into this version. One really looks forward to owning a copy.

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  • Jean B October 27, 2016, 4:38 pm

    I am in need of a new copy

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  • Kristy Yarrow October 27, 2016, 6:32 pm

    Yes please!

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  • Annie October 27, 2016, 6:55 pm

    This would allow me to have all my raggedy Edmonds books left as heirloom treasures rather than having to use them and try and keep them together.

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  • Nikki Pask October 27, 2016, 7:54 pm

    one of my children’s favourites!

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  • billy October 27, 2016, 9:03 pm

    Kapai kai

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  • billy October 27, 2016, 9:04 pm

    top book

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  • Sarina Kupczyk October 28, 2016, 10:55 am

    Ive been looking for a new one of these… My one which i got from my nan is falling apart, cover in flour and god knows what hehe

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  • HelenJ October 28, 2016, 12:58 pm

    So want to win as I only have the microwave version.

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  • Tui Amohanga October 29, 2016, 4:08 pm

    Yes please, I would love a updated copy of this classic cookbook and with being unable to read some of the most used pages in mine, this would be amazing to win

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  • Chrystal Steiner October 29, 2016, 9:27 pm

    Would love this! In need of a new cookbook!

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  • s October 30, 2016, 7:57 am

    Love how the trusty Edmonds Cookery Book keeps up to date 🙂

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  • Vicki Olsen October 30, 2016, 3:40 pm

    I’d love a copy of this new version – still use the recipes in my original Edmonds cookbook.

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  • Aaron Wells October 30, 2016, 4:26 pm

    yes please my copy is from 1976

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  • Jann October 31, 2016, 10:54 am

    Kiwiana as ow!

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  • Sharon Goldsbro October 31, 2016, 1:21 pm

    I desperately need a new copy that ISNT food smeared and dog eared…thank you!!

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  • DANIELLE October 31, 2016, 2:38 pm

    This would be great!

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  • Banana Cake October 31, 2016, 6:04 pm

    As you can tell it’s my favourite recipe. Would love this as the cover is off my old one and pages are falling apart and daughter got my new one for Christmas!

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  • Annamarie Dobson October 31, 2016, 6:21 pm

    I swear by this book xx

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  • Leila October 31, 2016, 11:05 pm

    This was my first ever cookbook and I’d luv to upgrade to a new one

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  • Christina watling November 1, 2016, 4:45 pm

    I would love this book as I have recently returned home after 4 years living overseas and I need to start baking/cooking all the yummy NZ food I have missed !

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  • Tammy November 1, 2016, 5:30 pm

    This is an absolute staple in any New Zealander’s Kitchen!

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  • Robin November 1, 2016, 7:30 pm

    Ours is from the 90’s – I’d love to see what they’ve updated

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  • Heidi Dawson November 1, 2016, 8:33 pm

    Awesome book, would love to have a copy, my old one is pretty tattered and torn 😟

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  • Dawn Richards November 1, 2016, 11:33 pm

    Wat a great gift idea

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  • Lesley R. November 2, 2016, 9:21 pm

    Always my go to recipe book for all occasions

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  • Jo c. November 3, 2016, 9:25 am

    Love this book, such a go-to … I’m always collecting new receipes to try from all over the place, but everytime a coconut, when I need a recipe for something, it’s to the Edmonds I turn…! Thank you for entering me in this fabulous competition!

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  • Sophie Addison November 3, 2016, 10:03 am

    I would love a new Edmonds Cookery Book please. My copies are ancient and some of the pages are stuck together and I can’t read some of the recipes clearly. Thanks for the lucky chance to win one…:)

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  • SAm s November 3, 2016, 10:43 pm

    What an absolute gem

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  • Alicia November 4, 2016, 1:47 pm

    My great grandma, my gran and my mum all owned the Edmonds Cookbook. I’d love to do baking like them.

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  • Joanne O'Leary November 4, 2016, 8:46 pm

    A piece of Kiwiana…that should be in every kitchen..but alas is missing from mine

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  • Carol marriott November 6, 2016, 10:03 am

    I adore these books, always the first book I go to for inspiration, and the first book I give as a gift for children going flatting or just to collect.

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  • Mel McGregor November 6, 2016, 11:03 am

    Love Edmonds cookbooks, this was the first book I used as a child and learnt to bake from.

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  • Sue Wilkinson November 6, 2016, 12:03 pm

    This would be really useful – my ancient copy is all but worn out.

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  • Ireni November 7, 2016, 9:51 pm

    This would be great to win my trusted Edmonds cookbook is falling apart

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