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PURE GOLD

Some people eat to live, some people live to eat and I eat for a living, so it’s fair to say I view the world through a highly focussed food lens because food spills into every aspect of my life.

MANE ATTRACTION

I was sipping a coffee in a café called Paddock on a sunny Sunday morning and eavesdropping on a conversation about farriers and mane maintenance – there’s your first clue.

The Grange

AUCKLAND. Despite a couple of highlights, there were too many food flaws during our first foray into The Grange-land three months ago for us to leave completely satisfied.

Barberra Restaurant

CHRISTCHURCH. Sitting on the banks of the Avon River, new kid on the block Barberra is a sophisticated addition to the phoenixlike eating scene in the garden city.

Scotch Wine Bar & Wine Shop

I will admit that I was disappointed when I found out the scotch in question at Blenheim’s restaurant and wine bar of that name was not of the fat marbled beef kind.

Saint Alice

AUCKLAND. Earlier this year I spent more than a few lazy summer afternoons hoofing freshly shucked oysters at new Viaduct darling Saint Alice, but this was my first visit after nightfall, for dinner.

Māha @ Wharepuke

NORTHLAND. Earthy and esoteric elements meld in a pan-Asian menu where authenticity frames every dish, as the food stories of chef-proprietor Ming Poon’s journey from China to Spain to New Zealand are portrayed in flavour and form; a plated travelogue presented with passion and precision.

THE MAKER

IN GOOD FORM

When Kate O'Sullivan put out a call to the members of her club to ‘ bring a plate’ it wasn’t a batch of sausage rolls or a tray of chicken wings that she had in mind.

WEAVE LENGTHS

Long before words like sustainable, low-carbon footprint and environmentally friendly were de rigueur, there were people like Peter Greer, now 68 years old.

HIDDEN GEM

FAMILY MATTERS

“Nobody ever goes to Hawksbury Village,” says Colleen Dennison, founder of Evansdale Cheese.

GROWING GARDEN CITY

We're all aware that God isn’t making any more land, but with reclaimed spaces now readily available, Christchurch has witnessed a steady growth of local community gardens, food forests and innovative edible garden design.

GRACE & FLAVOUR

TRUST IS SO IMPORTANT in any marriage, ramp that up a notch when husband and wife are also business partners.

ARTISAN WATCH

NUTTING IT OUT

It's that curiosity and a keen sense of trying to make a sustainably produced and ethically raised product that makes Josh Hill from Poaka one of the trailblazers for modern, small-scale farming.

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