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    Recipe: Sam Mannering's bacon & bean soup, plus the ultimate custard pie

    Recipe: Sam Mannering's bacon & bean soup, plus the ultimate custard pie


    This winter just won't budge. A steadying broth is in order; a bit of garlicky bone broth, if you will. I'm not in the least bit paleo – being a major carb enthusiast – but something has to be said about anything with a bit...

    This winter just won't budge. A steadying broth is in order; a bit of garlicky bone broth, if you will. I'm not in the least bit paleo – being a major carb enthusiast – but something has to be said about anything with a bit of bone in it. And a pork hock can go a very long way. 
    The 88-year-old secret behind a restaurant's top sauces

    The 88-year-old secret behind a restaurant's top sauces


    ​Frannie Black often skips the measuring, weighing part when she's assembling a homemade vinaigrette for her restaurant...

    ​Frannie Black often skips the measuring, weighing part when she's assembling a homemade vinaigrette for her restaurant employer.
    Review: Gatherings, Christchurch

    Review: Gatherings, Christchurch


    Is Gatherings using fish as bait? I don't know, but if the restaurant that champions plant-based meals is serving up seafood to get more bodies through the door in winter, then good on...

    Is Gatherings using fish as bait? I don't know, but if the restaurant that champions plant-based meals is serving up seafood to get more bodies through the door in winter, then good on it. 
    Denise Irvine visits a little Hamilton farm growing microgreens

    Denise Irvine visits a little Hamilton farm growing microgreens


    In deepest winter, I crave fresh greens to brighten the root vegetables and slow-cooked meats that are my go-to meals at...

    In deepest winter, I crave fresh greens to brighten the root vegetables and slow-cooked meats that are my go-to meals at home.
    Restaurant review: Happiness does a great pork bun

    Restaurant review: Happiness does a great pork bun


    The newly opened Happiness seems marooned in the oddest of locations, down the light industrial end of Tennyson St amidst a paint shop, an electrical contractor and Tony's Tyre...

    The newly opened Happiness seems marooned in the oddest of locations, down the light industrial end of Tennyson St amidst a paint shop, an electrical contractor and Tony's Tyre Service.
    Bumper crop of Meyers? Try this lemon honey with a lavender twist

    Bumper crop of Meyers? Try this lemon honey with a lavender twist


    I loved lemon honey as a child. It was one of my favourite toast toppings when I visited my grandparents, along with Nana's homemade tayberry...

    I loved lemon honey as a child. It was one of my favourite toast toppings when I visited my grandparents, along with Nana's homemade tayberry jam.
    Neat Places: Best barbecue restaurants in Ōtautahi

    Neat Places: Best barbecue restaurants in Ōtautahi


    While it's not quite the season yet, there's never a bad time to enjoy some succulent barbecued meat. And there's so much more to it than those sausages cooked by your mate in their backyard. Neat Places has gathered the best  barbecue spots in town for...

    While it's not quite the season yet, there's never a bad time to enjoy some succulent barbecued meat. And there's so much more to it than those sausages cooked by your mate in their backyard. Neat Places has gathered the best  barbecue spots in town for the serious carnivores among us to satisfy their cravings.
    Fish added to Gatherings' menu

    Fish added to Gatherings' menu


    Cuisine Best Metropolitan Restaurant, the one-hatted Gatherings have expanded their culinary offerings to include seafood. Previously known as one of the few restaurants in Christchurch to offer a plant-based menu, this is a bold move...

    Cuisine Best Metropolitan Restaurant, the one-hatted Gatherings have expanded their culinary offerings to include seafood. Previously known as one of the few restaurants in Christchurch to offer a plant-based menu, this is a bold move indeed.
    Joe Bennett: Pan of  Panza, hock and hope

    Joe Bennett: Pan of Panza, hock and hope


    Hock said the label. Bacon hock. On special. I picked out the biggest. You could have brained a burglar with it. It was most of a hog's leg. And only five bucks. A limb for so little. Reader, I bought...

    Hock said the label. Bacon hock. On special. I picked out the biggest. You could have brained a burglar with it. It was most of a hog's leg. And only five bucks. A limb for so little. Reader, I bought it.
    Champagne everything at high tea

    Champagne everything at high tea


    Blame F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was the American novelist who claimed "too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just...

    Blame F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was the American novelist who claimed "too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right".
    Beautiful burgers inspired by the capital's best

    Beautiful burgers inspired by the capital's best


    I've had burgers on the brain this year. This is partly due to greed (who can pass up a great burger?), but it's also been in the name of...

    I've had burgers on the brain this year. This is partly due to greed (who can pass up a great burger?), but it's also been in the name of work.
    Best places to drink natural NZ wine

    Best places to drink natural NZ wine


    Funky, fizzy, cloudy, orange, pink, purple. Whatever you think of it, natural wine is damn delicious and it's well and truly on the rise both here in Aotearoa and...

    Funky, fizzy, cloudy, orange, pink, purple. Whatever you think of it, natural wine is damn delicious and it's well and truly on the rise both here in Aotearoa and beyond.