Mince Words

Mince Words

Virgil Evetts Mince gets a bad rap these days. It’s gained a low-rent reputation, and is subject to so many scurrilous lies and rumours about its origins – nought but snouts and sphincters according to some. But preciousness and pretensions … Read more »

Roasting Meat

Roasting Meat

Sunday Best-Rules of Roasting By Michal Haines The classic New Zealand Sunday roast is a tried and true tradition. I recently did a wee poll at work and found, quite to my surprise, the traditional Sunday roast is still going … Read more »

Nuts to you

Nuts to you

Virgil Evetts I can think of few harsher deals in life than a nut allergy: I eat so many nuts, in so many ways, that the thought of being unable to indulge is enough to make anaphylactic shock seem like … Read more »

Beans -The Winter Staple

Beans -The Winter Staple

By Michal Haines  Beans have a long history  throughout the world. An excellent source of protein and fibre they were great for those of humble means. Poor man’s food, they grew wild in some cases and could be gathered, dried … Read more »

Tropical Delights

Tropical Delights

Virgil Evetts I’m usually the champion of buying local, seasonal produce, but in the depths of winter, when the choices are pretty slim (there are only so many apples, pears and mandarins a boy can eat) I allow myself to … Read more »

Winter Dessert Treats

Winter Dessert Treats

Michal Haines I’m not a particularly dessert orientated person. If cheese was to miraculously appear on the table after dinner, I’ll be the first in but chocolate, sweets and puddings I am happy to pass up…unless its winter. For some … Read more »

One Pot Creations

One Pot Creations

Michal Haines I wonder if the French hated washing the dishes so much that they created the cassoulet. I think maybe in Toulouse, the renown “Capital of Cassoulet” a couple’s argument over who would do the dishes went that little … Read more »