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

The Empire of Light

Embarking on a Cheese Odyssey: Norway’s “Empire of Light” unveiled by Franco Sessa – The Grand Gourmand Every year I am privileged and honoured to be invited as a judge at the World Cheese Award competition. An international panel made of cheese experts from 40 different countries have the glorious task to taste more than … Continue reading The Empire of Light

Eating NZ: Dunedin

Craft beer indulgence The craft beer scene in Dunedin is growing by the month. At Emersons, you’ll find many variations on tap that you won’t find in shops or bars anywhere else. New New New Brewing are exceptional and innovative, and you can hang out in their brewery (or new beer garden) at big wooden … Continue reading Eating NZ: Dunedin

Here comes The Feed

Vicki Ravlich-Horan and Tash McGill are cooking up a brand new project to showcase New Zealand food writing. Vicki gives us the inside scoop. In March this year, with the Autumn edition of Nourish out, I thought I would take a breather and perhaps start thinking about how we would celebrate our 10th birthday in … Continue reading Here comes The Feed

What I’m cooking: Denise Irvine

Award-winning Waikato journalist and local food champion Denise Irvine shares two current favourite dishes from her Hamilton kitchen. In the midst of a Waikato winter, my thoughts often drift to my mother’s excellent roast dinners, and the comforting, meaty aromas that warmed our hillside farmhouse on the coldest nights. So lately I’ve been channelling my … Continue reading What I’m cooking: Denise Irvine

Domestic Travel: Wairarapa

Golden autumn colours and crisp mornings light up the Wairarapa’s wide open landscape and big skies, welcoming unlocked travellers for some culinary adventures. Local Sue McLeary lists her favourites for anyone heading to this beautiful part of the country. Moy Hall is Martinborough village’s newest winery lunch restaurant, owned by winemaker Phill and Carolyn McArthur and … Continue reading Domestic Travel: Wairarapa

What I’m cooking: Genie De Wit

Genie De Wit is a graphic designer, food blogger, food stylist and food photographer now based in Whanganui. Growing up alongside her family’s takeaway businesses, she has a deep respect for small local operators. Her blog, Bunny Eats Design, is celebrating its first decade this year. My husband and I, and our rabbits, moved from Auckland … Continue reading What I’m cooking: Genie De Wit

Eating NZ: Hawke’s Bay

Michelle Jones hits the road to explore Hawke’s Bay, using recommendations from locals, friends and people she meets to decide her travel destiny. If you’re planning to explore Hawke’s Bay, don’t be surprised if the road trip there ends up taking all day. When you’re not in a hurry coffee, lunch and loo stops, together with the … Continue reading Eating NZ: Hawke’s Bay

School holiday survival tips

Given that we’ve spent A LOT of time at home in the last few months, people with children may be having mixed feelings about the school holidays starting next week. If you’re facing two weeks of juggling parenting and work (“I’m bored”, “I’m hungry”, “I need some money”), these real-life tips from Food Writers NZ members … Continue reading School holiday survival tips

My Matariki: Jane Rangiwahia

Auckland food writer and stylist Jane Rangiwahia shares her understanding of Matariki – and a recipe based on traditional rewana bread. Despite my surname, I didn’t grow up in Te Ao Māori. As an adult, I have become more aware and involved in Te Ao Māori through working at the University of Auckland, in Ngā … Continue reading My Matariki: Jane Rangiwahia