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Archives for November 2016
Looks like it is straight off the menu from a Ponsonby Road restaurant (Auckland’s culinary pointy-end) … learn the secrets!
Just because this was the winning King Ora Salmon Dish 2016 doesn’t mean you can’t make it at home … Marc Soper shares his secrets.
Giulio Sturla is an exceptional talent. Having made his way to NZ via Mugaritz restaurant in Spain (in the top 10 in the world), he is unearthing some of our greatest culinary treasures.
Kyle Street, ex Depot, has just set up his own space, Culprit, in Wyndham Street, which he describes as ‘a haven for secondary cuts and the unloved’. He’s doing things his way with a modern take on Yum Cha service.
It’s easy to smoke fish at home … no fancy equipment required!
The Tasting Shed – Pan-fried market fish with fennel and crab salad with courgette cream … summery & delicious
The colour pops, the flavour sings … they’re easy to make, and they’re good for you!
What was the most popular dish at my cake stall for the Garden Safari on Waiheke last weekend?
4 days of superb eating, drinking and learning.
Would you look at this – a perfect summer’s lunch, with pretty colours, plenty of zing and fresh notes, a nice hot nip and plenty of crunch. Yeah.
Little round things it seems appeal to the eye and are good in the mouth, morsels of food you can shove in without having to worry too much about chewing and swallowing. Little nuggets of flavour. Mmmm, they’re pretty damned good.
Seal a little chopped preserved lemon inside oysters, dunk them in tempura batter and deep-fry until golden … oh so good!
Yes, a squirt of lemon is all a fresh oyster needs, but a quick cucumber pickle spooned on top lifts freshly shucked oysters to another level.
How not to singe your eyebrows when frying in a wok – you gotta read this!
This is how cooked fennel should be – glazed and shiny, tender and tasty.
Not what you’re expecting? Smoked fish and nectarines? How do you know what it’s like until you try it: Summer in a mouthful!
Cauliflower can do with tarting up … throw in a few soaked sultanas, some chilli flakes and capers, ddd a splash of sherry vinegar… Wooomph! Off she goes!
Yay! The Te Matuku Oyster Festival is on this Saturday (it had to be moved from earlier in October due to inclement weather and soggy grounds!). It’ll be held at Rangihoua Olive Estate as planned. It’s a great day (12pm-5.00pm), with music by Mojo Risers and ROOK, and demonstrations by Paulie Hooton from The Oyster […]
This is how you get to snoop around some of the best properties on Waiheke Island! (All for a good cause, of course.)
Last night I was having Floridita’s flashbacks (one of my Wellington haunts) hankering for the smoked mackerel hash, but as I won’t be back in the capital for awhile I had to whip up a version to stave off the yearning. I was way naughtier than Floridita’s … I didn’t poach my egg, I fried it in softly sizzling butter. Mmmmm.