The Fearless Kitchen Cookbook

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)


The Fearless Kitchen

This is my first cookbook – I have filled this with gorgeous recipes that I love and hope you will love sharing them with your family and friends too.  The photos taken by Todd Eyre are incredible and I feel so excited to be able to finally have this cookbook with 80+ recipes ready to share with the world.

When you buy a copy you are contributing hugely and powerfully to my charitable work which I fund myself.  Cooking with youth and families is paramount for me, and when I receive feedback about the extraordinary responses from those I am able to inspire with cooking and creating it gives me so much pleasure.  Every little bit helps and it starts with the sales of my book so that I can do even more giving back.

Scroll below for further details and drool worthy photos to tempt your tastebuds!

Buy today to receive a personally signed copy, delivered directly to your door in NZ.





Why should you buy a copy?

Because as you scroll through this page you will be tempted with stunning photos of gorgeous family friendly food that is designed to get anyone into the kitchen.

Because when you buy a copy you are contributing hugely and powerfully to my charitable work which I fund myself.  Cooking with youth and families is paramount for me, and when I receive feedback about the extraordinary responses from those I am able to inspire with cooking and creating it gives me so much pleasure.  Every little bit helps and it starts with the sales of my book so that I can do even more giving back.

If you are part of a community, school or company that gives out Christmas cards or gifts, you may consider this book as a wonderful option.  The more you buy the better price I can give you – AND – the more you are helping me to be able to head to lower decile schools and centres to offer complimentary cooking classes.  Having already commenced a program with vulnerable youth in Auckland and seen such success, it would be amazing to be able to continue to offer this.
Keep scrolling to see what is included………………..

Here’s what’s up! You get:

  • 80 amazingly delicious recipes for that are perfect for cooking up at home when you are feeding your family and friends.
  • Easyfamily friendly and healthy recipes.
  • Lots and lots of options for anyone who’s looking for recipes that can cover every meal of the day.
  • Tips on how to make the recipes and also how to get others into the kitchen and involved.
  • Pantry basics, equipment basics and loads of help and ideas for substitutions.
  • Information on products that you may not have heard before
  • Extraordinary Todd Eyre Colourphotos for every recipe – just like these

I am truly so honoured to be able to share these recipes and my philosophy and dreams with the public.

I started working on this cookbook in July of 2016, and there were days where it seemed like I would never be able to finish. Between all the recipe creation, testing, styling, shooting, writing, and editing, I honestly feel like I did nothing else for about 6 months of the year.

I had no idea how much work went into writing a cookbook when I first went into it, nor the amount of tears of frustration that ensued.

That being said, it’s SO worth it. I could not have done this without a team of amazing people who took all my recipes and Todd’s photos and put them together into a gorgeous book, and definitely not without the support of my ‘gang’, followers, ‘friends’ and family.

So THANK YOU all and keep spreading the word about The Fearless Kitchen.

Additional information

Weight .92 g

10 reviews for The Fearless Kitchen Cookbook

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Lodge (verified owner)

    PS Sarah here again ! I meant to say ….. what I love too is your addition of. beautiful old -fashioned luscious family desserts ( who could go past the
    Butterscotch Pie!??!) Life is all about balance! What wonderful family memories these scrummy desserts make!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Lodge (verified owner)

    Hi Vanessa, I was so thrilled to receive your cookbook just recently and have ordered 6 more as gifts for friends! Your book is our ‘kitchen staple’ as the recipes are so family-friendly ( we have 3 teenage sons!) , super healthy, easy to follow and so SO delicious !! You have put so much thought into each dish and added your own – spin which makes them look amazing when presented and full of incredible flavour!! Your energy, creativity and sense of fun shines thorough each page! Love your work!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elena Shatilenko

    Spectacular book! Very well written directions and beautiful photos! The variety of dishes in each selection is just what I have been looking for. The ingredients are neither too exotic nor hard to find. And lots of the recepes are kids friendly! Love it!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elena Shatilenko

    If I buy a cook book, it has to be beautiful! I have a limited selection of them as most my cooking ideas come from an internet for some reason, but those I buy are very beautifully done! And then, I start making dishes from them… Because I want this beauty to be on my table for my family and friends! And Vanessa’s book is spectacular with all these colorful pictures and very appealing recepes! But also, the ingredients are easy to find and the directions are wery well written! So far I tried one recepe from each section and it is a big hit always! Love it! Keep it up, Vanessa!!!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have been lucky to work with Vanessa over the years and was delighted to find that her new cookbook was loaded with all the delicious recipes for the wonderful food I have been privileged to try in person. I love the fact that the recipes have ingredients that are easy to find, and with results that look and taste amazing. I have recently I just had family over and loved the fact that I could involve my little niece in the preparation of a few of the meals. In fact I got another copy to send home with my sister in law as she lived the cookbook as much as I did. Well done on an awesome cookbook with heaps of heart.

    • Vanessa

      Thanks Glenn – how wonderful you were able to cook with your niece – hope you had fun together

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    Beautiful book with delicious recipes and mouth watering photos. I brought several of the book as gifts but my husband insisted I buy another for us.

    • Vanessa

      Thank you so much Gayle for such a wonderful review

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicola van der Peet (verified owner)

    Love Vanessa’s cookbook – full of delicious recipes using everyday ingredients. Fabulous for all the family and great tips to get children involved in the preparation. I really enjoyed reading Vanessa’s story in the front – a good excuse to hunker down with a cup of tea in the sun!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Libby (verified owner)

    This is a great cookbook. Lovely fresh ideas, great inspiration for meals for all occasions and easy! I have already give one away as a gift.

    • Vanessa

      Fabulous to hear this – thanks for taking the time to review

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kirsty Cheshire

    I love this cookbook – the wide variety of recipes are wonderful and the photos are so beautiful. I enjoyed reading about Vanessa’s fascinating food journey and you get a real sense of her passion and joy for food and cooking. Not only are the recipes fabulous but Vanessa has also included handy tips, interesting little facts about them and steps that outline how the kids can help with and be involved in the cooking process.
    There are so many lovely recipes that I can’t pick a favourite. The first on my list to make are the Sticky Black Rice With Coconut Milk; Scallops With Burnt Butter And Sage and Boysenberry Custard Tart.

    • Vanessa

      Thank you for this wonderful review of my book which was such a joy to put together ❤️

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Farrell

    There are recipes for all occasions and lifestyles offering tantalising flavours. As an early user I have had the opportunity to share a number of them with guests who have been highly complimentary of the meal. Just use the easy to follow instructions to achieve the results.

    • Vanessa

      Wonderful to hear you have cooked successfully from the book and had great feedback for the Chef ❤️

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