We were making good time on the drive to The Villa in Paeroa until that damn giant Lemon & Paeroa bottle jumped out at us on SH2.
As we went to print we were unable to travel, but there’s no reason why we can’t plan for when we come out the other side.
Everyone has a favourite fish and chips spot. I discovered mine about six months ago in Kawhia. It sits across from the wharf, not far from the pohutukawa that marks the landing of the Tainui waka.
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.
CHRISTHCURCH: As a born-and-bred Londoner, it’s very rare for me to walk into a restaurant, especially in Christchurch, and wonder exactly where I’ve been transported to.
AUCKLAND: New York is famous for some uniquely US eating-house genres – the deli, the diner and the grill – each of which run to a tried-and-true formula and service approach.
WELLINGTON: Hemming in atlas on one side is the Duncan Cotterill law firm and on the other side the giant Deloitte tower, both of which should supply this posh new restaurant with its natural clientele.
I'm bemused by my visceral reaction to Devyn Ormsby’s glass fruit.
IN THIS WORLD there are talkers and then there are doers.
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.
Long before words like sustainable, low-carbon footprint and environmentally friendly were de rigueur, there were people like Peter Greer, now 68 years old.
“Nobody ever goes to Hawksbury Village,” says Colleen Dennison, founder of Evansdale Cheese.
What's better than a day at a wild beach west of Auckland?
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.
TRUST IS SO IMPORTANT in any marriage, ramp that up a notch when husband and wife are also business partners.
“Call me Betsy, that is what everyone in Wellington and New Zealand calls me,” says Betsaida Rivas Teutenberg.
This whakataukī pretty much sums up Kaikoura Cheese and their Mahi, in more ways than one.