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October 8, 2018

In many parts of the world, the preponderance of anything “craft” or artisanal has emerged as mainstream fetishes, if you’re middle-class enough. Particularly in Wellington, we have watched the duplication of craft breweries spelling the hackneyed reassertion of masculinity in a nuanced 21st-century packaging. Thankfully, it is not all bad, as craft coffee has emerged […]

October 1, 2018

Flatbread sits at a comfortable midpoint between cost, effort, and taste. When a whole bag of flour is $2, making weekly batches of flat bread is an essential way to cut your grocery bill down. Apart from costing next to nothing, it goes along well with late winter soups and curries. Start to finish, the […]

September 24, 2018

Johanna Knox is a local foraging expert, featured in this week’s Salient TV video showing you how to take foraged greens you might find on the street or in a park and make them into delicious food. To accompany that, here are some of her recipes, so you can easily make them yourself — they […]

September 17, 2018

When the frosty Wellington wind blows you back from uni, and you get home just to wait another 3 hours before the heating comes on during the free power hour; staying warm can be a real struggle. My suggestion is to practise the activities our ancestors used to keep themselves toasty during the winter months: eating […]

August 20, 2018

A few weeks ago I regrettably learnt that Ilott Café, otherwise known as “Revive” has officially shut. While the reasons for their departure are not clear (something about a lease and mutual agreement, sigh), their departure has left a lacuna in the university and my heart, not just for what it was, but for what […]

August 13, 2018

For humans, drinking the product of some rotten apples is an original sin. We’ve done it for millennia, and it’s one of the coolest chemistry experiments you can run in your own bedroom. 2L Hard Apple Cider 1.5 kg cored and chopped Granny Smith apples – $3.00 or 1L apple juice (try to get an […]

August 6, 2018

After stomaching Z’s latest promotional pie, the Peri-Peri chicken pie, Mylo turns to me for a belated chat. Mylo: Gee, I love pies. You know I think Z struck something here with their “Pie Capital” marketing campaign. Now, in the darkest recesses of my mind, Z feels more like home to me than BP, or […]

July 23, 2018

The laziest cookie recipe I have ever come up with, and a protest to the insane price of a block of butter these days; one mixing bowl and one spoon also means way less dishes. I use Whittaker’s Dark Ghana, and this recipe makes 10 decently sized cookies. If you want smaller and more daintier […]

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 […]