Author(s): Kim Evans
Following the success of her first book Treats from Little and Friday, Kim Evans presents sweet and savoury recipes for a host of fun-filled occasions in her latest cookbook offering Little and Friday Celebrations. Mouth-watering miniature tarts and cakes, savoury galettes, breads, biscuits and decorative cakes cater for simple gatherings, such as a summer picnic, birthday lunch, Mother's Day get-together and outdoor movie night, through to a kids' party, Easter, Christmas, wedding, 21st and high tea. Capturing the delightful style that has made Kim's Little and Friday cafes so popular, the recipes in this book promise plenty of good times with friends and family - and make every day worthy of a celebration.
A fine arts graduate, Kim Evans is a self-taught baker who started her Auckland bakery Little and Friday with just $3000. From small beginnings - a tiny shop-front open on Fridays only - she has established two popular Auckland cafes where on most weekends queues stretch out to the pavement. Kim and her team begin baking at dawn each morning in order to fill Little and Friday's glass cabinets with buttery brioche, sticky donuts, dainty cakes, and delectable tarts and savouries. She is a firm advocate of free-range and organic produce, and has planted her own cafe garden to supply herbs, salad greens and edible flowers. Kim surrounds herself with staff with a passion for food. 'You can teach baking,' she says, 'but you can't teach passion.'