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July 16, 2018

One of the coolest pieces of historical propaganda I have ever come across is the Suffrage Cook Book. Way back when asking for the vote was controversial, Mrs L.O Kleber and her band of mostly female contributors put together a set of recipes which occasionally dipped into some savage irony. Part of the struggle in […]

June 5, 2018

Serves: 4 This is my go-to recipe for every occasion. Cold winter nights? A friend’s over for dinner? Need to feed 20-odd people on camp? Turkish Red Lentil Soup has got you covered. Ingredients 1-2 onions, chopped 2 T oil 2 carrots, chopped 2 potatoes, chopped 1 capsicum, chopped 1⁄2 T cumin seeds 1⁄2 T […]

May 28, 2018

Ingredients 1 can chickpeas, drained 1 large kumara 2 cups broccoli 1 cup carrots 1 cup cauliflower 1⁄2 cup mushrooms 1⁄4 cup pistachios 1 large clove garlic 1 onion 2t ground cumin 2t ground 1t salt 3T olive oil 1. Chop the kumara into chunks and boil until soft, then drain and mash (or blend […]

May 14, 2018

Strangely enough, some of my earliest memories are of making scones in preschool. Whether it was a deep state plot to brainwash some colonialist heritage into toddlers or an exercise in following recipes, I did love getting my grubby fingers into the mixing bowl. From the uber traditional “plain-with-jam-and-cream” to the overpriced Welly coffee shop […]

May 7, 2018

Last summer I was fortunate enough to spend some time in Sydney. One evening, rehabilitating from another 40-degree afternoon, my body still drenched in beer (no, not VB), my friends and I decided to make a trip to the kebab shop down the road. Earlier on, we had discussed the issues of the day and […]

April 30, 2018

As the sun starts setting at 5:45 and the mornings start off frostier than usual, my diet begins to look like a bear getting ready for hibernation. Lots of sugar, fats and carbs are going to pop up in the next few recipes, and this one isn’t an exception. Desserts have always been a winter […]

April 16, 2018

The cold and dark weather on our doorstep could signal to some of us that we should start taking care of ourselves better. As a believer in the idea of food as medicine, eating well this winter can ensure that we make it through alright, both mentally and physically. Hence, as I seek now to […]

April 9, 2018

I’m not sure about anyone else, but my number one after school snack was a mince pie. It fired off a filling hit of carbs and protein that refuelled the brain drain of a day spent studying. Recently however, dumplings have replaced mince pies as my preferred afternoon tea. They take half the time to […]

March 26, 2018

Wellington has been graced with a new food court. Press Hall opened with aplomb last month, and it has left some hungry patrons weeping over its razzmatazz.  In a statement, Press Hall has insisted that it is not a “typical” food court, seeing fit to refer to itself instead as an “eatery”, taking its inspiration […]