BOOKS by Robert Oliver

Robert Oliver's Award-Winning Books Me'a Kai: The Food & Flavours of the South Pacific & Mea'ai Samoa: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Polynesia


Award winning books by Robert Oliver


Robert Oliver’s Award-Winning Beautiful Books: Me’a Kai: The Food & Flavours of the South Pacific and Mea’ai Samoa: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Polynesia

Winner: Me’a Kai: The Food and Flavours of the South Pacific (Random House) BEST COOKBOOK IN THE WORLD 2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Paris co-authored with Dr. Tracy Berno featuring Fijian photographer Shiri Ram.

Winner: Mea’ai Samoa: Recipe and Stories from the Heart of Polynesia (Random House) BEST TV CHEF COOKBOOK IN THE WORLD 2013, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Beijing co-authored with Dr. Tracy Berno featuring Fijian photographer Shiri Ram.

Edouard Cointreau

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, President and Founder:

“The first book by Robert Oliver Me’a Kai was a surprising, yet easy decision
. It received the most important award of all for setting a new level for
cookbooks. It showed how one cookbook could be very ambitious, and try to 
have an impact on society, for health, food culture, and local economy”

Dr. Asif CHIDA
, Inclusive Growth and Private Sector, Regional Specialist
 UNDP Pacific Centre:

“Robert’s excellent communication and presentation skills has motivated many young people to enter into the niche employment areas of catering and as Chefs. Robert’s publications “Me’a Kai- The food and flavours of the South Pacific” and “Mea’ai Samoa” has not only given him a celebrity status but changed many homemakers and restaurants to the new ways of making meals using local produce.”

Marisa Tomei
, Actress:

“I have always known of Robert’s love for his native South Pacific. Through this book, we savour the dishes and hear the voices of the people of the region. To now that it reinforces the value of indigenous Pacific food makes it even better”

PHOTOS BY: Shiri Ram // Imagine South Pacific


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About Robert

Award winning Author, Chef Ambassador for Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand/Pacific Islands, TV presenter of REAL PASIFIK and MKRNZ tasting panelist.

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