Lets get together

  Aside from the eating benefits, cooking has long been known as a means of socialising, and the kitchen is often referred to as the heart of a home.     Anyone can cook, whether it’s cheese on toast for beginners, making your own cheese or, for the more advanced, creating a sumptuous seven course […]

Authentic Moroccan cuisine: Mosaic By Simo

  The tagine is at the heart of authentic Moroccan food. Dishes that are similar to stews cooked in distinctive earthenware pots, using unique spice combinations that encapsulate centuries of Berber culture.     You can experience a taste of the real deal at Mosaic by Simo, the Addington restaurant and takeaway that’s now an […]

Authentic cuisine for two decades: The China Kitchen

  Neither earthquakes nor fire have been able to break the indomitable spirit of the team at The China Kitchen restaurant. Now in the third location of its 20-year history, this family – owned restaurant continues to produce the same fresh authentic Chinese food that has delighted its customers for many years.     “We […]

Rude or romantic: you choose

Ooh la la, we’re turning up the heat this Valentine’s Day for you and your valentine next month.     You’ll be thanking us later, after a night of indulging in aphrodisiacs – it won’t just be getting steamy in the kitchen. You can sink your teeth into something special, with two enticing set menus […]


The ultimate Christmas feast, this prosecco brined turkey breast is the best way to get your guests talking.   SERVES 4-6 INGREDIENTS ¼ cup (75g) rock salt ¼ cup (45g) light brown sugar 2 sprigs tarragon 2 bunches thyme (about 12 sprigs) 1 lemon, thinly sliced 1.25L water 3 cups (750ml) prosecco 2 x 1.5kg […]

Authentic Indian

Voted best Indian cuisine in Christchurch twice in a row by Menulog, Pepper Bridge Indian Restaurant offers a delicious range of authentic dishes made from scratch, using the freshest local produce and traditional ingredients.   The new owners took over in April 2018 and ensure standards are kept consistently high. “Customer satisfaction is very important […]