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.
Being Samoan Chinese and living in Samoa eating chicken cream corn soup is a given for our family. Always eaten during Sunday tonai (lunch feast) as an appetizer along with Oka (see my post here) it is one of the many Chinese dishes I was taught to cook before heading off to university.
Inevitably everyone has one of those days where life just gives you a pummelling. The ‘food hug’ is a personal go-to flavour that lets you take a small win during stressful times. For many it’s something sweet; a piece of chocolate or cake. For me, its anise or something sharp and bitter.
I recently discovered pandan leaves after an opportunistic visit to Dunedin’s farmers market. Arriving far too late for the best pickings, I was rescued by a good friend with a bag full of obscure greenery and a flair for South-East Asian cuisine.
Eating from a pre-prepared lunchbox never sat well with me as a child. I couldn’t seem to trust that the food going in would be the food coming out, and often it wasn’t. It is no surprise then that I find myself cooking the majority of my lunches.
I credit the sandwich as my gateway food into a general curiosity for cooking. The combination of ingredients are almost as endless as the ways you can eat them, and to kick off the ‘month of lunch’ I can’t think of anything more appropriate.
When Kurt turned up at the office the other week with an armload on quinces and started cooking those amazing lamb shanks I decided we absolutely had to do something sweet with them as well.
A few weeks before Christmas a bunch of our Chief Engineers had an off-site day. We got ourselves right out of the office and hired a small community hall out on the nearby peninsula.
Kelvin has the enviable position of being our chief engineer for outdoor cooking, and is so dedicated to the cause he enthusiastically joined Kate and Kurt for some outdoor grilling in the rain! Not only does Kelvin have the technical know-how on all the bits under the hood of our amazing grills he has also built up quite a repertoire of recipes [...]
Amie’s first recipe contribution was her Dad’s steamed pork and now she brings another delicious Chinese recipe. This recipe is a beautiful example of the compatibility of salty, succulent beef with sweet delicate fruit
Simon, one of our cooking chief engineers, is a real foodie. He is often in the office kitchen whipping up something delicious. Previously he shared with us his Pea Shoot Pesto, this time he has this really simple and more-ish Szechuan Tuna with Sesame Slaw:
I have spent many a cold winter in the states, thanks to my obsession with the cold, white stuff, and in that time I quickly developed a taste for the great campfire treat our American friends call s’mores. On many occasions, during a bonfire evening, where we were wrapped up warm and surrounded by snow, a [...]
Jordan is the new kid on the block here in the Dunedin Industrial Design team. Having spent the last couple of years travelling he has returned to New Zealand to learn the ropes on cooking products. “Visiting my Babcia could almost be completely described through taste and smell.
Our newest chief engineer, Simon’s background is as an electronics engineer. A passionate foodie, he is well travelled, has an extensive cookbook collection as well as a keen interest in both photography and brewing. This lovely little pesto recipe is his first blog post:
This blog is born of the passion of a group of friends here at Fisher & Paykel. Ardent lovers of food and cooking, we want to inspire our readers, share our recipes and impart knowledge.