Al Brown – chef, TV presenter, writer and restaurateur is one of the best-known faces of New Zealand cuisine. His passion for the outdoors developed early in life when he went on regular holiday with his family to the coast. Al is the author of the award-winning Go Fish: Recipes and Stories from the New Zealand Coast (Random House October 2009), which is based around his love of fishing and seafood. Go Fish won ‘Best Single Subject’ book at the 2010 IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) Cook Book Awards in Oregon, USA. It was also a winner at the 2010 NZ Post Book Awards, picking up the 'Readers' Choice' and 'Best Illustrative Non Fiction' awards. Al’s latest book Stoked: Cooking with Fire (Random House 2011) focuses on meat and outdoor cookery.