There are a good few reasons that we all love a warming winter meal cooked using one pot or tray: fewer dishes to wash is probably the obvious one! I really like the way flavours meld in this style of cooking too; the meat and, where appropriate, the bones are a huge contributor to this.
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These recipes are all plant-based versions of our favourite fast foods and, yes, I do recognise the irony of preparing ‘fast’ food at home, making it a whole lot less fast.
With two omnivores and two vegetarians in the household it will come as a surprise to no one that we eat a mostly vegetarian diet. It’s possibly why I loathe the term ‘plant-based’.
Storm shell clams, octopus and pāua are three kai moana that you might not have considered cooking – the tricky ones, the ones you wrestle with, the ones you avoid.
Marinating and curing (pickling, salting etc) are methods used to ‘cook’ fresh, raw fish in cultures around the world.
As concerns mount over massive industrial-scale fishing, a growing band of New Zealand seafood innovators are turning to practices such as aquaculture and are looking after local communities better by catching fewer fish using more sustainable methods.
It is thought that tomatoes originated at the northern edge of the Andes in South America, travelled up through the Americas and were then taken by the Spanish to Europe and the Middle East, and more latterly India and Asia.
Hot summer nights need cooling desserts. Personally, my favourites for this time of year are combinations of fresh fruit with ice creams, sorbets and cream.
Fast approaching its 100th birthday, St Kevin’s Arcade was built in 1924 and has retained much of its character – or regained, rather, after a restoration five years ago saw dubious 1970s touches replaced with the elegant likes of granite and basalt tiles, bronze detailing and tasteful signage.
It’s one of the best times of the year to be cooking; the harvest season when the autumn vegetables are full of flavour, but some of those early winter vegetables are appearing too.