Regional Round Ups

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 admin@foodwriters.org.nz Auckland The Auckland Food Scene continues to blossom. It really seems like … Continue reading Regional Round Ups

Navigating online feedback

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

What I’m Cooking

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

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