What do wine buffs, surfers and the discerning Perth weekend crowd have in common? Largely their love of their own pristine backyard, the south – west region of Western Australia, stretching through wine country and tall forests all the way … Read more
Helen Jackson With a passion for South East Asian food, a love of curries and aromatics, Thailand was the perfect choice for a family mid-winter escape. Despite the fact that our 3 lively children had never flown more than about … Read more
For food lovers, a P&O Cruises gourmet food and wine cruise is a unique way to expand your culinary horizons. P&O is the best-known name in ocean cruising in this part of the world, and in the last three years … Read more
Kiwi food and travel series World Kitchen is taking the world by storm with sales around the globe and season four screening currently on TV3 Sundays at 5:30pm. World Kitchen, brought to us by Tegel, takes viewers on an exciting … Read more
Helen Jackson Having spent an adult life time of avoiding resorts in favour of self catering style accommodation, a recent trip to Club Med at Cherating Beach, Malaysia, has me reconsidering my stance.
There’s nothing like Australia! This month’s travel section is full of sights and tastes from destinations all around Australia, after all ‘there’s nothing like Australia’. There’s also some great prizes up for grabs. Kiwis love holidaying in Australia more than … Read more
While many of us are complaining about the heat and humidity that is currently wafting over New Zealand I for one am as happy as can be and as I sit in my overly hot study I reminisce on a … Read more
Virgil Evetts Summer is the natural season of the salad. Well priced and flavoursome produce abounds, and the chirpy zing of a good salad is often just what the body craves in the punishing heat.
Virgil Evetts Who can be bothered with the whole galley slave routine this time of year? It’s far too hot to hang about over the stove, and as heat-heckled appetites grow spartan, the food should too.
During January, along with many New Zealanders we plan to head to the beach, enjoy a summer break and do as little as humanly possible. I have been rustling in cupboards searching out insect repellent, hats and picnic rugs. Food for … Read more
Virgil Evetts In the close and cloying heat of the Auckland summer I’m so very grateful for my BBQ. For months on end most of my cooking moves outdoors, while the house remains cool and mercifully free of food odours … Read more
Virgil Evetts December is a huge month on the seasonal food calendar, as far as prices are concerned anyway. Growers of premium produce, such as cherries and various succulent berry fruits, work hard to deliver the lion’s share of their … Read more
Virgil Evetts In Season is a new monthly feature, bringing you up to date with the best of local and imported seasonal produce available in the coming month. In Season will be an evolving feature, so we invite your feedback … Read more
Virgil Evetts When I was small, my mother took a part-time job packing herbs for what was at the time New Zealand’s only boutique herb (and spice) importer, Ma Hellion. The shop was close to my school, so I’d often … Read more