Taiwanese food is versatile, colourful, beautiful and influenced by the rich history and geographical location of Taiwan. It is also delicious. We meet a young couple putting this mouth-watering cuisine on our local map.
Well known for her chicken pâté, wedding and events caterer Chantelle Quinn has learnt a trick or two about food and service after running her own bar and restaurant in Ashburton. In 2012 she enjoyed a stint on MasterChef New Zealand and by 2019 she is celebrating her tenth year in the food business and loving every minute of it. Here, she shares one of her delicous recipes.
Natural winemakers, sometimes referred to in the industry as ‘pirate winemakers’, tend to be fiercely passionate with a rebellious streak, and Ekleipsis winemaker Jessica Mavromatis is no exception.
Pasta is always a good idea, and don’t worry gluten-free’ers – we’ve got you covered – you can sub all pasta with your favourite gluten-free variety. Four mouth-watering pasta dishes perfect for any (and every) night of the week.
It wasn’t just the stony, free-draining soils that persuaded Kirk Bray and Alison Schroeder to establish a vineyard on an eight-hectare block of elevated land in Waipara. They also fell in love with the panoramic views of Mount Grey and the Three Deans Range. It is an experience they are now sharing with others through their latest venture – a wine pod beside the vines.
We love someone who is able to take the hassle out of meal planning and cooking, so we are thrilled to introduce you to Jen Pomeroy of The Modern Mess, and her mouth-watering, locally-inspired creations.