Here are some recent articles from our member newsletter, Digest.
We’re keen to update all members on what’s happening in the food scene in other parts of the country. If you’d like to send us something from your region (as you’ll see we don’t have someone everywhere yet) please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org Auckland The Auckland Food Scene continues to blossom. It really seems like … Continue reading Regional Round Ups
A restaurateur’s perspective Alexia Santamaria talks to one of the country’s most awarded hospitality duos about what it’s like to deal with online feedback – in all its forms. There’s been a lot of talk recently about restaurants dealing with online feedback in all its various forms – Facebook groups, Zomato, TripAdvisor. It’s a brave … Continue reading Navigating online feedback
Last month Niki Bezzant spent an intensive five days in a castle in Austria – a place used as a backdrop for The Sound of Music – thinking, talking and debating about why our kids are getting fat. Here are her, somewhat frustrated, thoughts after attending the Salzburg Global Seminar. The Salzburg Global Seminar was … Continue reading How do we solve a problem like obesity?
Regina Wypych is a Nutrition & Marketing Executive for Beef + Lamb New Zealand, where she dabbles amongst other things, in recipe development and nutrition-related blogs. She lives the good life in Oratia, in the Waitakere Ranges of West Auckland, where she gets to play with her bees and hens and feed her whanau and … Continue reading What I’m Cooking
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
Ginny Grant is a senior food writer at Cuisine, and a freelance food stylist and recipe developer. As the silly season charges along in hectic progress, I often wonder if anyone has the time or the inclination to cook. I’ve had a busy year and a couple of long, but varied food styling jobs have … Continue reading What I’m cooking: Ginny Grant
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
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
Kate Underwood, winner of the ‘Emerging Food Communicator of the Year’ relates her observations of an industry she grows to love more every day. Just before I jetted off to Europe and the UK for another culinary escapade, I somehow found myself in the possession of a beautiful bespoke hunk of NZ rimu with the … Continue reading Why what you write, share and cook matters…
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