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one great meal

The Cult Project is William Cook and Carlo Buenaventura, who are two fine young chefs with impressive CVs – they’ve cooked for Orphans Kitchen, the Matterhorn and the Town Mouse, among other places. Buenaventura is originally from the Phillipines and Cook is from Britain. Together, they’re running a popup dinner twice a week, starting this week, with a menu that […]

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Tui Flower turns 90

Good food and a simple New Zealand life are the ingredients Tui Flower credits with achieving 90 great years on planet earth. Friends, family and food writers joined Tui to celebrate her 90th birthday at the end of 2015: it was a time for everyone to reflect on Tui’s achievements and relive some of the great experiences shared with her.

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shared kitchen website

Julie Biuso’s blog Shared Kitchen has been announced the winner of Best Food Website in the New Zealand Gourmand awards and goes on to compete in the world competition at the end of May. I started Shared Kitchen just over a year ago.

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Eating in Morocco

Fiona Smith has just returned from Morocco and reports on three great things to eat there.

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2016 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

The 2016 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne is back and it has never tasted so good. Running from March 4 to 13 in Australia’s culinary capital of Melbourne, this 10-day festival of gastronomic tastes, sights, smells and sounds will be an exciting program of over 200 unforgettable food and wine experiences across the city and […]

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Two Great Pop Ups

Kathy Paterson heads to pop-up dinners in Christchurch and Auckland united by a truly excellent cheese. The pop-up dinner scene has been in full swing and food writers have been making the most of it.

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Best NZ King Salmon

NZ Food Writers members Lauraine Jacobs and Anna King Shahab awarded Harbourside’s Thomas Barta the Best Ōra King Dish for New Zealand last month.

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Conference Reflections

Nothing beats the expectation on day one of a conference:

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