When planning food for a party, I really don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen, so getting 90% of the prep and cooking done in advance is high on my priority list – along with deliciousness and looking great of course!
Tag: Fiona Smith
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.
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.
Beloved hand-me-down kitchen objects speak of the past & carry their own stories.
A little parcel of food is like a gift on your plate. You find examples of food wrapped in leaves in many cultures; the leaves can impart flavour, retain moisture and protect from vigorous heat sources, such as fire. Wrapping individual parcels is a bit time consuming, so best kept for a weekend or when you have a bit of time.
‘Eat less meat’ Is a common message nowadays, both for health and for the environment and I have been cutting down on meat in home cooking for a long time now. I always hover somewhere around wanting to be a vegetarian because of animal welfare issues, but also really enjoying, say, a bloody good steak.
A perfect piece of cheese is a simple pleasure and NZ cheesemakers work tremendously hard, with passion and dedication, to give us that.
Most of the people I know who aren’t hardcore food people dislike offal, often to the point of revulsion. Many of us grew up not having to eat offal; there were plenty of other options available and it was probably easier for parents not to have to fight that battle.