I'm sitting in a Wellington flat eating the best bowl of ramen I have had in this country and my taste buds tell me I must be at a really great restaurant.
Sustainability is huge for our industry now and so important for helping the next generation of chefs to come through with new skills and techniques, learning ways to look after our food future with minimum wastage and the ability to use up the whole ingredient.
AS WE HEAD INTO party season and the endless array of sauces and condiments are rolled out onto the buffet table, a Facebook post by Auckland caterer, food writer and superb dinner-party bad boy Grant Allen caught my eye.
IT USED TO BE SAID that a good cook could produce a decent dish from any old scrawnbag of a chook.
In our latest episode of Cuisine Bites we explore that wonderful occurrence, the ‘chef’s collab’.
In the January issue of Cuisine, I raised our concern about declining fish stocks in New Zealand and asked some questions about how we might ensure that fish can remain on our menus for years to come.