We are excited to introduce our guest blogger profile. Here we will share recipes from past members of the blog team, friends, family, colleagues, and you the reader (watch this space). We thought it would be a great way to showcase the beautiful recipes from those outside of the blog team whose culinary exploits inspire us.

8th December 2012

Maple and spice christmas cookies

Whichever part of the world you are in, if you celebrate Christmas then you are likely to have your own little traditions that you like to revisit each year. Growing up in my family we had a few traditions which we repeated each year. On Christmas morning we would line up at the hallway door [...]

30th October 2012

Happy Halloween

This Halloween we have an extra special treat, a guest blogger from the local culinary arts school.  Our guest, Liz, used many techniques including balloons and dry ice to create an amazing desert that can only be described as an artfully deconstructed pumpkin pie!

4th September 2012

Bring back the cheese log

We put on morning teas of epic proportions to celebrate birthdays, engagements, up and coming births and the occasional sad farewell.   It’s always a special celebration when Nicola brings in her famous cheese log

19th June 2012

Annie’s Mexican Lime Flans

Annie, an industrial designer here in Dunedin and maker of this cheesecake, shares with us another tasty dessert:           “As strange as it sounds, some of my most memorable Mexican food experiences occurred back in Holland.

26th March 2012


Tiramisu’ is possibly the most well known and much loved of all ‘dolce” Italian recipes. When we think of something sweet with an Italian flavour, Tiramisu comes to mind. Every Italian’s obsession with dark and beautiful espresso, which is the key ingredient, gives this recipe a rich and beautifully rounded flavour. It can certainly help [...]

20th March 2012

Heidi’s lentil piadina

Heidi, our marketing coordinator based in Borso Del Grappa, sent me this recipe on my first day back in the office this January. It was a lovely surprise to have a fresh recipe to try for the New Year and I have been making these for my lunches a lot recently. The lentils make a [...]

16th March 2012

Tania’s Beef Empanadas

Gerardo is one of our cooktop engineers. Hailing from Argentina, he is now settled in Dunedin with his Kiwi wife Tania and their three boys. Some months back, Gerardo bragged to me about Tania’s empanadas, even suggesting they were as good as his own Mother’s!

13th March 2012

Strawberry shortcake

This recipe was given to us by Jennifer, a regular blog contributor and creator of all things deliciously sweet.  Jennifer is an amazing baker and so it happens writer; here are her beautiful words about strawberries and their transition into a shortcake. “Strawberries are one of the first announcements that summer’s bounty has begun

6th March 2012

Grilled banana sandwiches

Here at Fisher & Paykel we are fortunate to work with people in countries from Thailand, to Mexico, Australia and the United States.  We are fond of these inter-continental relationships and so decided this month that we would pay homage to them, celebrating the cultural diversity that filters its way through our workplace. Through our [...]

3rd March 2012

Ahuja’s Nortenas

This recipe was kindly passed on to me by Roberto, a Product Performance Technician from our F&P factory in Reynosa, Mexico.  Roberto talks fondly of his time spent in the Dunedin office – after thrown into one of their famous Office Cook Offs, he influenced his team to prepare the dish “Ahuja’s Northenas”

31st December 2011

Theresa’s tuna empanadas

This post is the last for 2011 and thus I feel it necessary to reflect on the twelve months that have been.  It has been a busy year for us here in the studio in Auckland and all of us have had the satisfaction of seeing some of our designs come to fruition.  One of [...]

8th December 2011

Vanilla cheesecake with strawberry compote

A few weeks ago the industrial design team in Dunedin had a shared morning tea to celebrate a couple of birthdays.  Annie made this beautiful cheesecake; it was so good we persuaded her to share her secret recipe with everyone!

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