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

Jill Brewis and André Taber went to New Caledonia on separate family holidays last year. They saw each other while out buying (what else?) food. Here, they share their impressions of eating on the island. André: What a pleasant surprise to run into you. We were both making a trip to the bakery l’Atelier Gourmand (141 Route de l’Anse … Continue reading

Olena Williams and ethnic food

Olena Williams, who has Russian and Korean ancestry, lives in Taranaki with her New Zealand family. Olena loves the diversity of ethnic food and the role it plays in the ‘cultural immersion’ experiences on offer in her Lozhka Ethnic Cooking classes.  Where does your interest in food spring from?  Raisa, my Russian grandma from Siberia, … Continue reading Olena Williams and ethnic food

top 10 tips : social media

Did you miss Tash McGill’s social media presentation at our October 2018 conference, or wish you’d taken better notes? Tash – a writer and transformation strategist who you might also recognise from Instagram as @thewhiskygirlnz – has shared her top 10 tips with us for Digest.  1. Choose a social media channel that you enjoy, … Continue reading top 10 tips : social media

Eat New Zealand

Eat New Zealand is taking to the road in 2019. Kate Underwood reports.   Eat New Zealand is a collective of New Zealand’s chefs, producers, media, tourism and event operators, who have all been inspired to create a national platform to promote and champion our best food, drink, and culinary tourism opportunities. What started as a series … Continue reading Eat New Zealand

Clooney Lunch

When Tony Stewart from Clooney Restaurant suggested an exclusive lunch for Foodwriters NZ we knew it would be popular, but didn’t imagine it would sell out in less than 60 minutes. Michelle Jones reports. You could sense everyone’s anticipation as we wandered through the elegant curtained booths in the main restaurant and down the stairs … Continue reading Clooney Lunch

Feasting in Hoi An

Kate Underwood recently spent a deliciously rewarding holiday in Vietnam. She shares her six top Hoi An food experiences here (pictured left to right above). I managed to average about one Banh Mi per day in Hoi An, and Madam Khanh – Banh Mi Queen served  some of the best and most popular in town. The ‘mixed’ or Thap … Continue reading Feasting in Hoi An

Mid Winter Feast

A number of our members gathered in Auckland this week for a deliciously memorable mid-winter feast, as Michelle Jones reports.  Venturing out on a Monday night in winter might usually take some arm-twisting, but with the enticement of Mikey Newland’s take on a traditional roast dinner, we had a fantastic turnout at our Mid-Winter Feast at Ampersand.  … Continue reading Mid Winter Feast

Five questions for… helen leach

  Dunedin’s Helen Leach is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Otago, with a particular interest in food anthropology. She’s authored more than 20 books, and in the recent Queens Birthday Honours was made an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit in recognition of her services to culinary anthropology. Have you had any particularly … Continue reading Five questions for… helen leach