|Thom Productions (formerly Thom Music) – the creators behind The Great New Zealand Cookbook |
Thom Productions, is located in the creative district of Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand. We are a small team, solely focussed on projects that we are fully captivated by, with aspirations to share them with as many like-minded people as possible.
Over the years, two of our productions – the Together 10 CD Collection and Miracle – have both featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Together is a 102-page hardback book of music, words and images featuring photographs from the M.I.L.K. Exhibition. In 2001, Oprah Winfrey named Together her “Favorite Thing of the Year”.
Miracle is a celebration of new life. Presented in a 120-page hardback book containing CD and DVD, Miracle is a collaboration between photographer Anne Geddes and Celine Dion.
The Great New Zealand Songbook & The Great Australian Songbook showcase the best music from New Zealand and Australia with an exciting art component unique to each country. Both productions include two CD’s featuring selections of the best music from the last century and this century. Forty of the finest recording artists from each country contributed handwritten lyrics, photos and memorabilia that featured in their own double page spreads.
The Great New Zealand Cookbook asked 80 of New Zealand’s finest cooks, chefs and bakers: “What food do you cook for the people you love?” The result is a 432-page hardbound cookbook featuring stunning photography and handwritten notes showcasing each contributor and their beloved recipes. In May 2015, the Cookbook was awarded ‘Best in the World’ at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards where it was described as a “masterpiece of publishing”.
The follow-up cookbook – The Great Australian Cookbook – was released in September 2015. In the same vein as New Zealand, 100 cooks, chefs, bakers and local heroes were photographed in their own homes and restaurants, preparing food for their loved ones. A portion of the proceeds from this cookbook supported the work of OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue charity.
Our latest release is The Great New Zealand Baking Book, packed with all the favourites we know and love from sixty of our finest bakers. From rocky road to Russian fudge; chocolate chippies to custard squares, this ultimate collection of Kiwi baking contains 160 recipes to fill your tins. Sales of The Great New Zealand Baking Book will benefit New Zealand charity KidsCan, which will receive a portion of the proceeds to support the Food for Kids programme and to help teach New Zealand children baking skills to share with their families at home.