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Description - The Pavlova Story by Helen Leach

While Australians and New Zealanders have long debated which country invented the pavlova (a large meringue dessert cake said to emulate the lightness of the famous ballerina, Anna Pavlova), the real story of the ballerina's visit to the Antipodes and the emergence of three different pavlovas was neglected.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781877372575
ISBN-10: 1877372579
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Otago University Press
Publisher: Otago University Press
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Helen Leach

Helen Leach is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Otago. Her research interests include the evolution of the human diet and prehistoric horticulture. She has written two garden history books: Cultivating Myths: Fiction, Fact and Fashion in Garden History (2000) and 1,000 Years of Gardening in New Zealand (1984), co-authored nine others, and published over 60 articles in international and New Zealand journals.