Christmas Gift Ideas for Foodies

I’m sitting here wrapping gifts, outside in the sunshine. I had to reapply sunscreen three times, it’s so bloody warm and beautiful in the backyard. New Zealand summers are awesome. And as much as I still like the cosy wintery Canadian feeling of a fireplace, 56 sweater layers and a glass of mulled wine – I will always take the …

The Auckland Food Show – Eating All The Things

I was driving home from the Food Show in the worst storm. You know what I mean, your windscreen wipers are cranked to full , you can barely make out the car in front of you and you turn down your music to concentrate because that makes total sense at the time. It’s winter in Auckland ya’ll. It kinda sucks. …

Around the World Dining in Auckland: Le Chef

One of my favourite food memories is this little restaurant in Saint-Emillion in the Bordeaux region of France. It’s full of smokey meat smells and aromas of many things cooked in butter. One of the cooks is slicing charcuterie near where you walk in, and there are a zillion things hanging on the walls that you suspect might be edible and are …

The Auckland Food Show – Best Bits –

The Auckland Food Show started today, and it’s a really good excuse to put on those comfy shoes, stretchy pants and do a bit of grazing. If you’re planning on checking it out over the next couple days, I’ve got a few helpful tips and some of the best bits of the show below. Food Show Info: Runs: Thurs 30th July – Sun …

NZ International Film Festival: The Best Places to Dine, Snack and Drink

It’s my favourite time of year. Okay, I know I said Bluff oyster season was my favourite time of year. So this is my other favourite time of year. I’m an adult so I can make my own rules. Two favourite times of year. Done. It’s the time of year when I grab the HOT OFF THE PRESSES New Zealand International Film …