Here are some recent articles from our member newsletter, Digest.
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
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
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
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
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
Kathy Paterson is a cookbook author, recipe developer, food stylist, self-taught photographer and ex President of Food Writers New Zealand. She has been a regular contributor to some of New Zealand’s best loved publications for many years. What are your first memories of being really interested in food?From a very early age, sitting on the bench watching … Continue reading Five questions: Kathy Paterson
Recently Jean Teng and Charlotte Muru-Lanning raised the issue of diversity in food writing in New Zealand in an article for The Spinoff that got us all talking. We asked some of our members what they think we as an industry (and as individual writers) could do differently. Genie de WitDiversity in writing is so important. Immigrants … Continue reading Is New Zealand food writing too white?
Lauraine Jacobs shares her thoughts on why she thinks we need a Ministry of Food. The Ministry of Food is not my idea. I first heard Kate Fraser, food writer for the Christchurch Press suggest it back in 2006. I heard it again at a government sponsored conference in 2008, 20/20 Food Vision. It’s a … Continue reading Is it time for a Ministry of Food?
Many of us will have used this downtime to learn new skills, or maybe just think about learning new skills? (no judgement here). Michelle Sokolich is an ex TV producer who runs Show & Tell video and has worked with some of our members – especially Helen Jackson – for clients such as Pams, NZ … Continue reading Professional Development: Recipe Videos
With the closure of Food and Taste and the loss of all the food content from other Bauer publications we’re only left with a handful of culinary titles. Of course the first that come to mind are Cuisine and dish, huge champions of everything that is New Zealand food. We spoke to Sarah about how … Continue reading Our new food media landscape: Part 2