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Monique Fiso’s Big Plans For Maori Cuisine

  Source: Viva Credit: Rebecca Barry Hill Monique Fiso is a wanted woman but getting hold of her in the coming weeks may not be easy. The 29-year-old Maori-Samoan chef — who worked at New Zealander Matt Lambert’s Michelin-starred restaurant The Musket Room in New York — plans to spend the next year going bush, all

Taste of Auckland – Giulio Sturla

Source: Shared Kitchen Credit: Julie Biuso Born in Chile, Giulio Sturla travelled the world as a chef working in various establishments, including Spain’s Mugaritz (ranked in the top 10 in the world), where he worked for free for 12 months to gain experience, eventually making his home in New Zealand with his American wife Christy

How Monique Fiso is raising the bar on Maori cuisine

Source: This NZ Life Words: Emma Rawson Photos: Rachel Hale McKenna There’s a full-page portrait of Monique Fiso in the Martin Bosley cookbook. Doe-eyed and doughy – Monique is kneading bread in the photo taken in 2009, when she was fresh out of WelTec and working as a chef de partie for the Wellington restaurateur.

Meet the chef: Giulio Sturla, owner, chef, at Roots Restaurant

Source: Restaurant & Cafe Owner and chef at Roots Restaurant in Lyttleton Giulio Sturla has had much more than food on his mind of late. His most recent project has been ConversatioNZ – a movement initiated by chefs and people in the food industry with the aim of highlighting the quality and vast array of

Alluring Mundaneness

Credit: Maaru Senthilnathan My name is Maaru Senthilnathan, I’m a photographic blogger & an aspiring professional photographer. I’ve been on a quest into social entrepreneurship for just over a year and a half now and the path I have chosen to get there is the creative arts….photography, media & design. The way I got into

New Zealand Pinot Gris, a masterclass

Source: Wine Aoraki Credit: Jamie Goode Dom Maxwell and Emma Jenkins presented this masterclass on Pinot Gris from New Zealand. It’s a grape that has been neglected by wine geeks. This is because it is so often a grape used to please the masses, fashioning inoffensive Pinot Grigio-style wines with little personality. In New Zealand, it has done

Why Martinborough, New Zealand, Should Be Your Next Wine Destination

Source NZEDGE Erin Florio, a “homesick Kiwi”, explains why everyone should be sipping their way through Martinborough in an article for Condé Nast Traveler. She remembers family trips to the South Wairarapa District in the lower North Island that always included stops in the colonial farm town of Martinborough. Back then, she writes, she was completely

Beaufort House, Akaroa

Road Tripping Through Canterbury

Road Tripping Through Canterbury In New Zealand’s South Island – My Top 50 Photos Posted by TIMROXBOROGH on AUGUST 31, 2015 Source: The Roxborogh Report Boats on the shores of Lake Alexandrina, near Tekapo.   Continuing my series of ‘Top 50’ photo-essays that I enjoy making for The Roxborogh Report, here are my 50 favourites from

Forage North Canterbury. Koru Enterprises

Forage North Canterbury brings together a fabulous feed

Source:  Stuff Credit: Aaron McLean Gathering to marvel at the fabulous food collected during the 2017 Forage North Canterbury. “Do you want to go diving; as in snorkelling rather than scuba?” Of course, I say; then immediately regret it. The water will be cold, and I hate swimming in cold water, even with a wetsuit on. But I

Helana Lodge NZ

World’s best new hotel is in NZ

Credit: Anne Gibson Source: NZ Herald The world’s best new luxury hotel has just been named — and it’s in God’s Own. New Zealand’s most expensive new residential development has just been placed at the top of a list of top luxury accommodation around the globe. Luxury Travel Intelligence picked Northland’s Helena Bay Lodge ahead