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five questions for kelli brett

Cuisine editor Kelli Brett relocated from Melbourne to head up the magazine earlier this year, and has also taken over as national director of Fairfax’s food channel. We tracked her down to ask what she plans to do with the country’s most iconic food magazine.

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culinary olympics

New Zealand’s food writers have excelled in our very own NZ Culinary Olympics competition to bake their favourite apple dessert. The competition was part of the pre-promotion of the Fonterra Culinary Olympics team heading to compete in Germany next month.

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Blackcurrants

blackcurrants for your brain

Barker’s of Geraldine has just released a new range of blackcurrant juice, and recent research shows the new Blackadder variety could have huge benefits for brain health. Nutritionist Sheena Hendon shares the research.

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Sniff

how to sniff, swish and swirl

“Bitter is like a drum roll – it builds as it’s swished around the mouth,” says Joanna Boese, sensory technologist and ice cream judge. Jennifer Yee Collinson went along to challenge her taste buds.

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Kellygibney

what i’m eating: kelly gibney

New Food Writers member Kelly Gibney is in the middle of writing a cookbook, which has thrown her usual seasonal habits into disarray. The most important meal of the day for me is definitely breakfast. I tend not to eat a proper meal again until late afternoon or early evening because I’m recipe testing and tasting all day. This porridge […]

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Korean

one great meal:

Kate Richards profiles a simple Birkenhead eatery where there are 25 types of soup – all of them life-changing. If, like me, the thought of heading to New Flavour to share a plate of pork and chive dumplings for the 236th time makes your heart sink, I have the solution. There’s a place called Yummy Korean BBQ on a bland […]

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Classic2

updating a classic

Alexa Johnston’s delightful renditions of New Zealand baking resulted in a best-selling series of cookbooks. Delaney Mes talks to her about updating another New Zealand classic – the Edmonds Cookery Book.

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Digest May Changmai

eating in chiang mai

Simon Farrell-Green has recently come back from a week’s eating in Chiang Mai and this is his pick of four things to eat.

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