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eating away: south america

Maria Middlestead’s travels through South America involved eating everything from manioc in the Brazilian Amazon to guinea pig in the Andes. The Brazilian Amazon only does vivid. Taking small boats to paddle in the dark, we were surrounded by creatures that wanted to poison or eat us. Tip: don’t get lost. Locals drink more lemongrass tea than coffee. The dominant […]

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Wild in Waikato

Jan Bilton — a relative newbie to the Waikato — reports on the recent Food Writers NZ journey into the wilds of the region, expertly organised by Vicki Ravlich-Horan and Waikato Inc. We thought the term ‘wild’ was a misnomer when we arrived at our first port of call — Zealong. Just north of Hamilton, in a picture-perfect 48 acres, […]

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Feeding families

Wellington’s Jules van Costello is a beer, wine and food writer, as well as being the co-owner of Hillside Kitchen & Cellar, The Ramen Shop and Cult Wine. He’s an experienced sommelier who also has a keen interest in beer, and is the author of Brewed: A Guide to the Craft Beer of New Zealand. He’s currently cooking hearty wintry […]

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Hauraki Salt

Michelle Jones recently discovered a delicious new seasoning close to home. It’s incredible that in a country surrounded by sea that New Zealanders, from home cooks to restaurant chefs, need to reach for imported sea salt. One Sunday morning Greg Beattie from Hauraki Salt Company was at a farmers’ market watching a chef showcase fresh local produce. Surprised to see […]

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Eating Japan

Ruth Pretty recently spent a meal-packed 12 days in Tokyo, part of which time was spent discovering hidden gems with Eating Tokyo Tours… Air New Zealand has day flights to Tokyo. It is like having a day off work. All up, we spent 12 days in Tokyo. It was a non-stop frenzy of eating, drinking, revelling, slurping, comparing, goggling and […]

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Welly on a Plate

Prep your credit cards and tense your mouse finger – tickets for Visa Wellington on a Plate are now on sale and there’s a feast of fabulous events awaiting you… Now in its ninth year, Visa Wellington On a Plate continues to find ever fascinating ways to celebrate excellent food and drink. It’s our country’s biggest food festival – this […]

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Connections

I’ve been thinking about connection, lately. Human connection, digital connection, connection with food. They’re all so closely linked together. Our world has always operated on connections between people; the concept of social networks has been around since long before Facebook. These days we just use different mechanisms to make and maintain our connections. From Twitter to Tinder, there’s an array […]

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NZ Champion’s of Cheese Awards

The recent NZ Champions of Cheese Awards recognised numerous excellent offerings from our country’s fabulous cheesemakers, including those from fledgling cheesemaker Catherine Oakley (above). Fiona Smith was one of the judges, and reports back on some of the highlights…

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