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HOTEL BEACON

Imagine my deilght as my New York cab pulled up just after midnight at my hotel on Broadway (ON-BROADWAY!) and I looked across the road to see a market that was still open!

FREE SPIRITS

Whisky is the most romantic of all the spirits, whether you like an old-fashioned or modern kind of love story.

RARE FARE MARLBOROUGH

Feast Marlborough showcases the best of Marlborough produce, shining a light on premium food and producers beyond the already well-known Marlborough wine story. The region buzzes with activity during this annual action-packed four-day event.

DOUGH-GOODERS

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.

THE ‘S’ WORD

SUSTAINABILITY – it’s a loaded term that has most of us feeling either smug or vaguely guilty.

THE ANGELS’ SHARE

As recent events in Christchurch have taught us, the world can be cruel. Tragedy can strike leaving us forever changed. However, among the injustices we must look for the good, as when we do it is found all around us.

IT’S NOT A BOIGA?

Why are we still eating meat? Everyone knows that waving goodbye to steak is one of the best ways to cut your climate impact. The problem for me, and probably you, is definitely deliciousness, but also habit. The gut wants what the gut wants.

TOP 5 COMFORT FOODS – WELLINGTON

Winter is coming, but it need not be filled with dreary weeks of boring food leaving you feeling cold and lonely while you wait for spring and all that that show-off season has to offer.

ON THE MONEY

When describing a night out at Christchurch’s award-winning restaurant Gatherings, a few words spring to mind – delicious, eye-opening, unique. And it’s definitely intimate.

JOSHUA LEE, JOSHUA LEE DESIGN

Most people would agree ice cream is already pretty exciting – but what if you could wear it on your finger in the form of gold-coin ice-cream ring? Or tackle a colossal chocolate squid in pursuit of it?

Cuisine Artisan Awards 2019

Here at Cuisine we just love to discover the people who pour their energy, ideas and sheer hard work into turning New Zealand’s fresh, top-quality produce into innovative, artisan products.

TOP SHELF – CRAFT GIN CORNER

It’s populist, versatile, reasonably easy to produce, generally appropriately priced and can be tailored to the taste of the producers or to reflect the flavours of its region. These are the reasons that led to the popularity of gin, which started its journey in 1751 on its way to becoming the world’s favourite spirit.

SHAKEN STIRRING

It was Bastille Day in 1997 that one of New Zealand’s first and iconic cafés, the Matterhorn, turned from café to cocktail lounge.

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