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Eatauckland

Eat Auckland

Peter Calder recently ate his way around Sandringham on tour with Eat Auckland with co-founder Lisa Loveday and tour guide Mary Taylor. Who knew you could age rice? It’s a silly question, really. The answer is probably about 3.5 billion people or half the world’s population. But until a couple of weeks ago, I was in the other half.

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Cockleshells

What I’m Cooking

I have a secret passion that I indulge in when Remo my husband is away (which is right now). It probably sounds pretty ordinary but I find it anything but: spaghetti. He never eats it, had too much of it growing up, so bizarrely, while he goes to Italy, I eat spaghetti.

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Digest Aug Food

one great meal

Auckland has a sizeable Filipino population but until recently has lacked a corresponding food scene. There were a few places, but nothing that would really entice people unfamiliar with Filipino cuisine, one richly shaped by history and a melting pot of south-east Asian, Chinese, American and Spanish influences.

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Literaryfood

devouring the literary food world

I collect food books. Cookbooks dominate the bestselling lists but the literary world thinks of food writers as mainly providing dinner solutions. But look beyond cookbooks to discover a wealth of biographies of some of the stars of the culinary world, and well-written books that focus on food history and gastronomic topics. There’s a feast on the shelves to extend […]

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Whatimcookingwith July

what I’m cooking

Winter has us in its grip. Here’s what some of the Guild’s members are cooking with in their winter kitchens.

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Digest Debate

parry & thrust

THE GUILD’S MID-WINTER DEBATE: It is sad to see the lengths that some people will go to win over food writers! That became very evident as debaters in the third annual New Zealand Guild of Foodwriters Mid-winter Debate battled over whether New Zealand has a food culture.

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Corporatenews July

news from our corporate members

Jane and Pead PR, for client Selaks Wines, are also handling the PR for Selak’s National Roast Day, set down for August 2. Fronted by Simon Gault, and with a new campaign theme, the sixth annual Selaks Roast Day focuses on the role the much-loved roast meal can play in New Zealand homes to bring friends and family together for […]

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Maymarketday E1433198533523

may market day

The Guild held its fourth annual May Market Day on Monday May 11. The day is a very successful event for the Guild, with the opportunity for all member groups to get together under one roof to discuss and taste food, of course!

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