Baby, its cold outside: Total Food Equipment

  With the inevitable winter weather, it is safe to assume you’ll be spending a lot of time inside. Make those days less dreary by stopping into Total Food Equipment and adding a pop of colour to your kitchen. Owner Sandra McLay shares her new top picks instore.     This stunning bisque porcelain creation […]

Waste not, want not

Canterbury cook Sarah Burtscher is on a mission to tastefully reduce food waste. Every year, more than 150,000 tonnes of food is thrown away by Kiwis, but her new cookbook provides ample inspiration to turn that stat around – and create delicious, nutritious food for the whole family in the process.     When an […]

A taste of Italy: La Dolce Vita

The borders may be closed, preventing those much-anticipated overseas escapades but that’s not to say you can’t get your European fix.     La Dolce Vita Italian Cooking Classes, owned and run by Clotilde Romano, is your ticket to the world of Naples, Italy in Sumner, Christchurch. A culinary adventure in her wonderful kitchen where, […]

From garden to plate

A dozen renowned chefs, a mystery box cooking challenge using local and garden-picked ingredients, a bespoke outdoor kitchen and a locally grown ‘picking pantry’, Grow Ō Tautahi Food Ambassador Jax Hamilton is inspiring visitors to look to their gardens to ignite their cooking.   Jax will run the MacRae Landscape Design Garden Kitchen over the […]

Creative Culinary Co-working

Tired of sitting in your air-conditioned office on these beautiful, sunny summer days? Then, it’s time to head to New Brighton and try social co-working, where you can enjoy both the ocean breeze and a panoramic sea view.     For the past three years, collaborative manager Rebecca Tavete has operated the co-working space, Argo, […]

On the out

In the warmer months it seems we spend as much time outdoors as we do in. So why not open up those patio doors and make the most of outside life by creating a haven for alfresco living?     First things first – it’s important to prioritise investing in quality outdoor furniture and accessories; […]

Street food mecca: Asian Garden Kitchen

Family dining with a distinctive and casual feel is not to be missed at Commi on the corner of Colombo and Somerfield Streets.     This little gem is a street food mecca where you can sample dishes from China, Vietnam, Thailand, India and Malaysia, so you’ll find something to please everyone in the family […]

Pete Evans

Dishing the drama: Q&A with Pete Evans

Pete Evans has been cooking his way around Australia – and in fact, the world – since the age of 19, before being thrust into the global spotlight 10 years ago when he and Manu Feildel started dishing the drama on My Kitchen Rules.     Known affectionately as Paleo Pete, the Australian chef, author […]

Kumara & Zucchini Fritters

Kumara & Zucchini Fritters

For many of us, annual holidays jetsetting around the world are the time to let go and forget about the diet. For others it’s the time to focus on health and wellness. But according to Hayes & Jarvis, we can have our cake and eat it     The travel expert has released a study […]

Blackberry & Lime Macarons

Blackberry & Lime Macarons

  INGREDIENTS For the macarons 3 egg whites apx 100g 3 tbsp caster sugar 110g ground almonds 175g icing sugar 1 tbsp meringue powder/egg white powder 1/8 tsp almond essence Purple gel food colouring For the blueberry and lime curd 3/4 cup fresh blackberries 60g unsalted butter cubed 100g or scant 1/2 cup caster sugar […]