Friday, November 20th, 2015


My travel mates and I arrived on a flight from Kuala Lumpur at a brand new airport. After some brief border security and a US$100 cash fee, we were in. Vietnam. A history of colonial rule, fierce revolution, the setting for many of my favourite films and books, and a reputation for fresh, spicy, delicious [...]

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Taste of Auckland – It’s a wrap

I’m still on a high after a magic weekend at Taste of Auckland #TasteOfAuckland.  Our Fisher & Paykel Social Kitchen™ Theatre #fpsocialkitchen was a huge hit.  All weekend the theatre was full of conversation, laughter and attentive faces tuning in to learn tips and tricks from the amazing group of chefs and food bloggers who [...]

Monday, August 11th, 2014

The perfect roast beef – Andrew’s third, third, third method

Andrew is a Design Engineer here at F&P. He’s full of ideas, one being a method for cooking the perfect piece of beef. It’s called the Third Third Third method, which he describes below. Keep posted as next week Andrew gives us the full recipe to his ‘herb and parmesan crusted beef with roasted kumara, beetroot and vine tomatoes, garlic green beans and of course, gravy’

Friday, July 4th, 2014


Wow…the past couple of days have been a mind blowing experience for the team.  Dunedin has really put itself on the map by hosting what has turned out to be an incredible food design experience.  The good news is it’s not over yet, I’m actually about to skip out of the office and head back [...]

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

You’re welcome. Anytime.

I love the way food brings people together.  Food connects people like nothing else while simultaneously warming the soul and nourishing the body.  Here at our Dunedin office when we have guests coming to visit we jump at the excuse to indulge and share our passion for food and cooking.

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Jordan’s Lunches

Jordan, one of our industrial designers, is that guy in the office who day after day busts out the most enviable lunches, full of delicious flavours and hearty nutrition.

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Solid Gold

The generosity of autumn flowed right into our kitchen when we returned after Easter break. Kurt showed me some pictures of himself at the top of a ladder amongst the golden fruit and foliage of his neighbours Quince tree. He then backed up the photo evidence by producing two large bags of quince.  I promptly [...]

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Cyclone Luci, handmade butter and a very tall chocolate cake

Here on our wee island paradise we will shortly find ourselves prematurely plunged into darkness when we dutifully turn our clocks back an hour in the advent of daylight saving.  We know that for most of you this is a particularly unpleasant thought so in order to make light of the subject and to bolster [...]

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Noodles of Asia

  Every time I visit our local Asian supermarket I am blown away by the sheer volume and range of noodles on offer.  Of course we usually buy the dried versions but increasingly I have noticed the variety of fresh noodles, wild stranded bags neatly stacked in the fridge – so cheap, tasty and with [...]

Saturday, March 1st, 2014


March has come around awfully quickly and the whole team in Our Kitchen is in full swing with life moving faster than we would like it to some days.  Lauren has been in China for work and has been treated to some wonderful hospitality.

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Praying for summer

Way down here in our neck of the woods, in our little south pacific paradise we have been waiting very patiently for something to come.  Like kids taking a peek from under the sheets trying to catch a glimpse of the mystical Mr Claus, each morning we peer out from behind the curtains and sample [...]

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Happy New Year!

Right now, the Our Kitchen team are scattered in various directions – feet up, drink in hand, soaking up the sun, our minds wandering a long way from product development (we hope!). Other than Kate, who managed to turn us all green with envy with her family holiday to Thailand, we are all holidaying in [...]

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