The World’s Best Restaurants 2016 – Food Memories

Not that long ago, we took a big chunk of time off and did some travelling. We travelled wisely, investing our money into the actual adventures, rather than the hotels and souvenirs. And our actual adventures were targeted mostly around one thing: food. Street food. Fine dining. Holes in the wall. The newest place. The little Indonesian grandmum who cooked for …

Where to take your Foodie Mum (or what to buy her) this Mother’s Day

Okay, first thing’s first. It’s REALLY hard for me to write ‘mum’, as mum. I grew up in Canada, and even though I’ve lived the majority of my adult life in New Zealand, I still pause and feel weird spelling it that way. So apologies to MY super MOM, but I will Kiwi-ize this blog so I don’t get made fun …

Easier than it looks Pork Terrine Recipe

Have you eaten terrine before? If you’ve eaten anywhere in France or at a French restaurant, chances are you have. And you’ve probably been well impressed with how fantastic and complicated it looks, exclaiming – “this is so delicious, it’s a pity it’s too hard to make!” I know. I’ve been there, exclamations aplenty. But terrine is not difficult, my friends. …

Eggs, glorious eggs.

Oh my lawd, I love eggs. I was going to incorporate eggs into my post on food obsessions, but that was more about short term food love affairs and this is one serious monogamous relationship I’ve got going with eggs. Is there anything greater than eggs? The answer is no. There is not. Stop fighting it. I eat eggs almost …

Salmon Gravlax Recipe - Cooking Classes Auckland

The Best Salmon Gravlax recipe in the world

One of the yummiest things I like to do, is visit Best Ugly Bagels in City Works Depot and chow down on a King Bagel (Salmon, capers, red onion and cream cheese). This is actually a pretty easy thing to recreate, especially since you can pick up a pack of Best Ugly bagels from New World or Farro. But hang on. …