SINGAPORE’S CUISINE is a diverse one, spawned over centuries by the various immigrant populations who traded and lived here.
ACCLAIMED AS ONE of the top three bars in the world, Manhattan has become a drinking destination in itself and celebrates the glamorous era of old New York in a magnificent space set within the Regent Singapore.
DEEP DOWN SOUTH, in a lush corner of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, the treasures of Trà Vinh go mostly unannounced.
FOR MOST OF YOUR Singapore trip you should, of course, be hitting the incredible array of food on offer from hawkers and on the streets.
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.
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.
AUCKLAND. Since its inception in 2004, The Grove has been consistently one of our best restaurants.
AUCKLAND. Intrigued by the name and whether it hinted at what we might expect on the menu, I Googled.
AUCKLAND. It can’t be easy taking over an institution that is synonymous with excellence in food, service and style.
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.
Beloved hand-me-down kitchen objects speak of the past & carry their own stories.
TRUST IS SO IMPORTANT in any marriage, ramp that up a notch when husband and wife are also business partners.
On a foggy autumn morning in a church carpark in Auckland’s Pt Chev, a man rocks up holding a giant, empty plastic container. He’s obviously done this before and, wisely, has come prepared.
Im scanning the shopfronts of Auckland’s Northcote Centre, worried that I won’t be able to find Nanita’s Tamales
“Couple wanted to run island retreat in New Zealand” – that was guaranteed to catch the eye of experienced Irish hospitality couple Karina Quinlan and Luke Treanor as they headed to NZ after a spell working in Australia (well, the wording might have been slightly different but no matter, they were hooked). Within three days of getting off the plane they had taken on the job of running the Kawau Beach House.
Using an old-school traditional recipe shared by a friend, Michelle Matthews of Kitchen Six handmakes more than 6,500 Christmas puddings every year.
There’s always excitement at this time of year as we dive into the Cuisine Artisan Awards and learn of the ideas, ingenuity and hard work that makers put in to turn New Zealand’s top-quality produce into innovative boutique products.
AS THE SONG SAYS, you should start at the very beginning, as it’s a very good place to start
IT WAS WHILE travelling through South America that Dan and Jacqui Cottrell first started to tinker with the idea of growing quinoa in New Zealand.