Food

Some of our favourite dining experiences in Myanmar were in the Mandalay region, especially around the tranquil and picturesque town of Bagan. With the region being landlocked, there was a huge variety of incredibly flavoursome salads on offer. Don't...
It feels peculiar to be writing a spring recipe with half-a-foot of snow around the ground in mid- November ... however I am pretty sure that, by the time this is published, we will be back in the throes...

Prawn and Lemongrass Gyoza

Goyza also referred to as 'Potstickers', are similar to a dumpling, but with thinner skin and generally pan-fried to crispy perfection on one side.Although we usually associate the gyoza with Japan, the Chinese get credit for this invention. It...
Naturally lean and healthy with a melt-in-the-mouth texture, boneless lamb loin is distinctly juicy and has delicious lamb flavours.This simple recipe has a subtle Mediterranean taste, allowing your lamb to be the star of your dish. Oregano, sometimes known...
This dish is perfect for a busy week-night. It allows you to walk into your kitchen and back out again in 15 minutes – with a steaming hot bowl of creamy pesto pasta goodness! You can bump up the...
This dish can be prepared incredibly quickly and will tantalise the tastebuds! It has simple Thai flavours, is light and fragrant while also blasting you with a little sweet and sour. I have been a bit cheeky and used a Thai...
A new Queenstown restaurant is serving up grub with a nod to northern China. Tao, on Athol Street, opened last week after a pricey kit-out. Boss Phillip Wei has been eyeing up the resort for a while but says finding the...
Once considered something you would only feed sheep dogs on farms across New Zealand, lamb shanks are now a staple in many households and restaurants. They're almost a NZ icon. With so many flavours they can be paired with, once slow-cooked,...
My father Simon Stamers-Smith spent his early years growing up in Sri Lanka. As a result, he fell in love with the flavours of the East and has become one of the most wonderful curry cooks I have ever met! Sri...
I've never really had a sweet tooth. So I find it hard to muster up the enthusiasm to cook elaborate desserts for guests and family – well, really any desserts at all! If I do, they need to be simple,...
After a long day at work, or after hours of ferrying the kids from activity A to B to C to D, or if you are just feeling a little disorganised, this tasty yet simple recipe is just what you...
In recent times, there have been bold claims about the healing and health benefits of turmeric. On the back of claims that include alleviating allergies and depression, this spice has become incredibly trendy; so much so, one can now order a...
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