GIVING IT PLENTY

I hadn’t expected a short flight to Tauranga to have me feeling like I’d stepped into a mini European vacation.

A VEGAN AT MY TABLE

The difficult question I thought it was amazing that philosophy was a compulsory subject in my son’s first year of high school; thinking philosophically certainly wasn’t encouraged when I went to school in Central Otago some decades ago.

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CHOSEN, NOT FORSAKEN

Plabita Florence has made it her business to elevate vegetables, especially the friendless ones and those peelings, leaves and pits that we often throw away without a second thought.

THE NEXT MEAL ISSUE 205

Cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts – the brassica family isn’t the most effortlessly romantic of vegetable groups but there are many reasons to love them.

BAR BITES / The Sugar Club

Fifty-three floors up the Sky Tower with an unobstructed view over sprawling Tāmaki Makaurau, The Sugar Club is undoubtedly elevated in the physical sense, but equally so in the level of thought and execution that goes into the offerings from both kitchen and bar.

MAKING GOOD SCENTS

We each have our own smell memory bank – mostly built up before the age of 10 – tucked away in the part of the brain that also stores our emotional memories. So how one glass of wine smells to you, may smell different to me.

GIVING IT PLENTY

I hadn’t expected a short flight to Tauranga to have me feeling like I’d stepped into a mini European vacation.

COLOUR ME NATURAL

I was brainstorming salad ideas for this issue when Cuisine editor Kelli Brett mentioned that the all-time favourite Cuisine salad was one created by Lauraine Jacobs, named Salade Rouge.

BRIGHT SPARKS

Growing up in Waikanae, Todd Cameron always thought it was a pretty cool place. But returning to his home town after a spell living the coastal California life, Todd saw the town with fresh eyes and realised it didn’t quite have the glitter of his memories.

LOCAL HEROES ISSUE 204

Sitting between Dunedin and Timaru lies the district of Waitaki, combining the wild, windswept eastern coastline, the haunting, natural beauty of the Mackenzie plains, the towering, terrifying Southern Alps and reaching around Twizel towards Lake Tekapo.