Helen Leach is an Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of Otago. Her research interests include the evolution of human diet and prehistoric horticulture. The Pavlova Story was shortlisted in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2009. Rapid social change in the 20th century impacted on domestic life, not least in the domain of the kitchen. In her new book, Kitchens: the New Zealand kitchen in the 20th century, Helen Leach charts the kitchen revolution decade by decade. This is the first detailed exploration of the kitchen as a functioning hub within the New Zealand home.