Amber Rose says her love of food stems from her childhood - growing up near the Northland town of Kaiwaka, where she roamed free, milked the cows, made bread, grew vegetables and foraged honey and other wild foods. Her mother is Kay Baxter, founder of heritage food plant collection the Koanga Institute. Rose is the author of three other cook books, including Nourish - Mind, Body and Soul which she wrote with English actors, sisters Sadie Frost and Holly Davidson. Her latest is Wild Delicious, which she says connects her to her childhood and which she wrote during a difficult period in her life. Wild Delicious is published on September 3.