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CHOSEN, NOT FORSAKEN

Plabita Florence has made it her business to elevate vegetables, especially the friendless ones and those peelings, leaves and pits that we often throw away without a second thought.

LOCAL HEROES ISSUE 204

Sitting between Dunedin and Timaru lies the district of Waitaki, combining the wild, windswept eastern coastline, the haunting, natural beauty of the Mackenzie plains, the towering, terrifying Southern Alps and reaching around Twizel towards Lake Tekapo.

LOCAL TREASURES

New Year’s Day 2021, and I am at one of my favourite places in the world, Rarangi Beach. I'm ankle deep in the soothing waters of Te Koko-o-Kupe (Cloudy Bay), throwing a piece of driftwood for my dog Charlie and absorbing the calming, transcendent energy that only this place gives me.

ESTHER

Sean Connolly was just a few days away from opening Esther, his latest Mediterranean- influenced Auckland venture in upmarket QT Auckland hotel.

LOCAL HEROES / WAIKATO

The Waikato and dairy famously go hand in hand, but travel across the region and you’ll find there is so much more to it than just Hamilton.

THE HOOD

I’ve been talking to Asher Boote (owner of Wellington restaurants Hillside, The Ramen Bar, BOL and Daisy’s) about burdock and it reminds me of dandelion and burdock, a soft drink from my childhood; a little Googling reveals that it is indeed made of the plant that Asher is so enthusiastic about.

INDUSTRY TRAFFIC

TRAFFIC ISSUE 205

Changes are afoot at Negociants New Zealand, where Clive Weston is set to retire after more than 30 impressive years with the company.

GUEST CHEF RECIPES

RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Mr Morris

Auckland. This is a dining experience no serious gourmand should miss. Mr Morris more than meets expectations: it reinvents them.

Cellar Door

Christchurch. Remarkable wine bar and tasting room boasting an impressively extensive wine list, located in the magnificent Arts Centre.

Amok

Wellington. Lively cross-cultural innovation from a trans-Tasman couple.

Bar Yoku

A friendly and cosy urban izakaya serving Japanese food with a twist.

Mary’s

Gourmet food and wines from a high-end winery, served in a diner.

CHEF PROFILE RECIPES

Serves: 10 - 12
Preparation: 20 mins plus overnight setting
CHAMPAGNE JELLY
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Serves: 10
Preparation : 20 mins plus setting time
KINA CREAM
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