How to Make Vietnamese Pancakes – Banh Xeo

After a few weeks of travelling Vietname enjoying light and crispy Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Pancakes) stuffed with masses of herbs, salad leaves, sprouts, prawns, crisp dried onions, a dash of fish and hot chilli sauces, my meals at home don’t have … Read more »

Fiji Dining

With a balmy tropical climate, endless coconut palms, juicy sweet pineapples and water teaming with fish, Fiji is truly the destination for discovering fine ingredients and great food. Increasingly restaurants and resorts are actively seeking to source ingredients from within … Read more »

A Proper Chip

  There are many treats I can forgo in life but chips (as in crisps as opposed to the fish n chip variety) are not one of them. My passion for various gourmet treats waxes and wanes but chips remain … Read more »

Cuisine Artisan Awards 2016

This month sees New Zealand’s most talented artisan food producers awarded for their talents in the Cuisine Artisan Awards 2016.  The winners delicious and innovative products range from frankfurters to ice cream. This year is the eighth in the annual Cuisine Artisan … Read more »

National Lamb Day 2016

February 15 is officially NZ National Lamb Day, marking the date that the first shipment of mutton set sail from Port Chalmers in Otago on the ship called Dunedin, bound for London. This venture was the first important step in … Read more »