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Friday, September 21st, 2012

Toast Dunedin 2012

Glynn, one of our electronics engineers, won the Dunedin office Toast brewing comp with his American Black Ale. He shares his thoughts with us on brewing, winning, and pairing beer and food: A large number of the brewers I have met have been engineers. It isn’t much of an epiphany I suppose; crafting beer evokes [...]

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Taste 2011

There are many perks associated with being a member of the Our Kitchen team. Of course, we are lucky enough to take time out from our various roles in design, marketing and product development to write recipes, cook delicious food and take beautiful photographs, but this is the second year we have been privileged to [...]

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Solar Decathlon 2011

We are thrilled to share with you a little info on a competition happening right now in Washington, D.C. that the Our Kitchen team has been involved with. The US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 features 20 international teams charged with designing and building energy-efficient houses powered exclusively by the sun. Victoria University of [...]

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Auckland Homeshow 2011

Last week was a big one.  It had been months in the making and last Wednesday when the doors to the Auckland Homeshow finally opened, we revealed our latest dining experience, Yum.  The stand was suggestive of a Kiwi bach.  A sustainable deck stretched out beyond the kitchen displaying our premium products and beyond this,

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Tips and tricks for the perfect dinner party

Dinner parties don’t have to be stressful and some careful planning can ensure your dinner party is successful. It’s nice to put on an impressive show and wow your guests with your culinary talents but it’s more important that you

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Yippee kai yay!

We have a wee surprise for you, beloved readers, and we hope that you will be as excited as we are.  We’ve been holding it in for some months now whilst we’ve toiled and tweaked and tailored and have finally arrived at something which we reckon is pretty darn special.

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Dunedin office bake-off

This morning for breakfast Adam, Susie, Genvieve and I had lemon and lime cheesecake, a samosa, a cupcake, a pork-crackling mini scone, a choc-covered red bull jelly, a brandy snap, an empanada, ginger slice, apple slice, caramel slice, chocolate slice, raspberry tart, apple and walnut cake, a chocolate macaron, lemocello cake, sweet fruit bread, a [...]

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Real food, real people.

For all of you out there who have ever wondered how things work behind the scenes at Our Kitchen, now is your chance to have a look.  Real food, real people (which you can check out here) is a wee film in which Lauren and Susie (two of the longest standing members of the blog) [...]

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Taste of Auckland

The team here at Our Kitchen are on a collective high.  High on a heady mix of the taste of impossibly good food, of ice cold ciders sipped in the early summer sunshine and most certainly high on adrenalin, the by-product of cooking and serving thousands of bite-sized morsels to an audience of foodies who [...]

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Auckland office bake-off

There is no denying that incentive goes a long way in inspiring action and yesterday’s turn out for the office bake-off was testament to this.  Aspiring bakers here in the Fisher & Paykel product development office rolled up their sleeves, donned their aprons and dusted off their cake tins in an effort to win tickets [...]

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Fisher & Paykel MasterChef launch

MasterChef premieres tonight here in New Zealand and to celebrate, last night, Fisher & Paykel hosted an event for retailers, media representatives and executive staff members. The event was held on set in the MasterChef studio.

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Our Kitchen on Design Sponge! – Part two

As Emma has already blogged about last week, Our Kitchen has made it onto Design Sponge! For those of you not familiar with Design Sponge, it is a website dedicated to home and product design which in 2008 was declared a “Martha Stewart Living for the Millennials” (NY Times). Regular posts feature a myriad of [...]

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