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 …

My Food Heroes

Who are your food heroes? I’m really into food. Which is a bit of an understatement. So when I dine at my favorite restaurant and the owner/chef serves me himself, I always fangirl a little bit. Chefs are my rock stars. Oh my gawwwwd. But I wouldn’t throw my underwear at them. That would be weird. And it might put …

Oysters in a half shell, oyster power.

Oysters really split the crowd in two. Either you make gagging motions at the thought of them, or like me – you start the countdown to Bluff Oyster season about a month ahead of time. (Oyster fishermen are my Santa Claus). I was in the first camp until about four years ago. Couldn’t understand it. People pay a premium for …