Book lover: Judith Tabron

Judith Tabron. Photo / Aaron McLean
Judith Tabron. Photo / Aaron McLean

Judith Tabron is a leading Auckland restaurateur. Her Soul Cookbook has just been published by Random House.

The books I love most are ...
Perfume by Patrick Suskind or Any Human Heart by William Boyd. I read Perfume when I was in my 20s and it changed my reading habits. From that day I moved on from mainstream bestsellers!

The book I'm reading right now is ...
What Was I Thinking by Paul Henry. I miss Mr Henry on Breakfast but I don't agree with his choice of favourite restaurants in Auckland!

The book I'd like to read next is ...
A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz. I started it months ago and for some reason didn't finish it, I think because my husband gave me an iPad.

My favourite bookshop is ...
Unity books. Fast and efficient. I get advice from their team and walk out with a huge bag of books for both my husband Nigel and myself.

The book that changed me is...
The Book of Ingredients by Philip Dowell and Adrian Bailey. It was a leaving gift from the restaurant I worked in in London. I was amazed how bereft New Zealand was of ingredients in the 1980s.

The book I wish I'd never read is ...
We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. As a mother I found this very scary. I didn't finish it and I have no intention of ever going back to it.

- Herald on Sunday

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