One of New Zealand’s Favourite Foodies visits TVSN!

In case you missed it last week, the incredible Simon Holst is taking over our kitchen every Friday in February!


Simon requires no introduction in New Zealand, as he and his mother Dame Alison Holst have dominated the cookery shelves for several decades. Growing up in a foodie household, Simon inherited a passion for food and cooking, and during the last years of his university degree, he worked with his mother co-writing Meals Without Meat – his first real experience of food writing. That book became a bestseller and established the path Simon would follow in a highly successful career publishing cookbooks.

Following graduation, Simon worked as a food scientist before taking a year to travel and explore the world, tasting his way around the UK, Europe and the United States. He returned home to take up food writing full-time and since then has co-authored over 30 cookbooks with Alison Holst, and produced seven titles in his own right. To date the combined sale of Alison and Simon Holst cookbooks is in excess of 4.3 million copies.

As well as compiling best-selling cookbooks, Simon contributes to various New Zealand newspapers and magazines, undertakes cooking demonstrations, and, since 2008, he has appeared regularly on TVNZ’s Good Morning Show. The overall focus of his work is to create practical and delicious family food with the minimum of fuss.
When he’s not working Simon enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, practicing karate, swimming, looking after the house and garden, or holidaying at the beach.

We’re thrilled to have Simon at TVSN, and we hope you’ll tune in to the shows. We had a sneak peek of some of his recipes and we can’t wait!

Tune in today at 12:30pm!

One thought on “One of New Zealand’s Favourite Foodies visits TVSN!

  1. Hi Simon, I was born 1940’s & lived 20 years in Invercargill, then 20 years in Auckland. Because my name is Allison Hulse everyone thought I was your Mum for those years! I felt quite famous! Eventually I came to Gold Coast to live (1990’s) & no one knew the name anymore. It is great to learn you are expanding to Oz now. Kia Ora to both of you. The other Allison!

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