Here are some recent articles from our member newsletter, Digest.

A Vegetarian in Shanghai

Finding good vegetarian options can be challenging when travelling – here’s how Hamilton food writer Amber Bremner and her young family coped during a recent stopover in Shanghai. In August I spent a few days in Shanghai with my husband and daughters, as a purposeful detour on our way to Malaysian Borneo. My family is vegetarian … Continue reading A Vegetarian in Shanghai

Byron Bay: Beyond the Beach

Holidays should be for relaxing and recharging, but often we try too hard to cram as much as possible into the smallest window of time. At the end of a challenging six months, all Michelle Jones wanted to do was escape. Travelling solo also meant she could do as much or as little as she … Continue reading Byron Bay: Beyond the Beach

Storytelling and shaking hands

From Zealong to Zero Waste: this year’s conference had it all. Niki Bezzant gives us the run down. “I’m a farmer and I pollute”. Taupo Beef & Lamb’s Mike Barton looked squarely at the audience and got the attention of everyone in the room. Mike, and his wife Sarah, were part of the second session of … Continue reading Storytelling and shaking hands

Five Questions: Ashia Ismail-Singer

Ashia Ismail-Singer is a Malawi-born home cook now based in New Zealand. She is passionate about Indian cuisine and sharing it with Kiwis. After developing recipes for various magazines she reaslied her dream of writing her own cookbook, My Indian Kitchen – which has been hugely successful. Check out her website, blog and cookbook here What … Continue reading Five Questions: Ashia Ismail-Singer

The luck of the Irish

The skies might have been grey overhead, but the stars of Ireland’s food scene (including a transplanted Kiwi) shone brightly when Lauraine Jacobs visited recently. While reviewing Massimo Bottura’s book, Bread is Gold (about the restaurant he established in Milan to use food waste from the 2016 Expo to feed the city’s hungry) I spied Jessica … Continue reading The luck of the Irish

Five questions: Manja Wachsmuth

Manja Wachsmuth is a Danish-born, Auckland-based photographer who specialises in shooting food. Luckily (and maybe not surprisingly), she loves eating great food shoot lunches (and food shoot leftovers for dinner). She can often be seen trying to work it all off, biking around Auckland Copenhagen-style with her two boys in tow. Most recently, she’s been … Continue reading Five questions: Manja Wachsmuth