This recipe came from a recent obsession with Southern US barbecue. I’ve written before about the pseudo meat-monks that will religiously tend a fire from dawn till dusk. This recipe recreates that flavour with a style of worship that is much more hands off. An overnight spice rub and a two hour smoke creates a [...]
Happy New Year everyone! After a holiday season filled with delicious food, some of you might not want to look at another slice of cake or bite of chocolate again for some time. I, however, have not been deterred and am feeling inspired by this beautifully rich dark chocolate torte.
Almost two years ago now, while travelling around southern Italy for a few weeks, we happened upon a small café in the town square of Catania, Sicily, with a counter stacked high with sweet treats. Choosing to forgo the famous cannoli, I bought the biggest doughnut I could find
After not writing a blog post for a while I want to say so much about 2015 it really all boils down to being content with the year I’ve had and excited for the year ahead. Although I’ve been light on posts
I’ve been on a sabbatical from contributing recipes to our blog. Unlike Richie’s 2013 rugby sabbatical mine has been unintended…and with less effect on both the team and the nation. With Richie giving the country a massive shoulder-ride at the moment, I shouldn’t really compare my situation to that of this great human, but I [...]
What? Smoked Steak? You don’t smoke steak! You SEAR steak! Before you assemble the angry mob, hear me out. Because this could be the best steak you have ever had.
If you want to drop a bomb on your dinner party. This cake it totally nuclear. The Engineers (our poor friends who we inflict our culinary experiments on) didn’t stop their thumbs up mutterings for days after this went out at afternoon tea. The lovely Genevieve (one of our superstar product evaluators) and I have [...]
What a marvelous year it has been in the culinary triumphs of my eldest daughter, Ada. Her four years of culinary training in my kitchen have given her the confidence to be in my eyes certified to prepare some beautifully simple dishes without (much) assistance. Getting there has included many moments of hair-raising anguish, resulting in some Gordon [...]
Rosie McLean is a final year student studying for a Bachelor of Culinary Arts at Otago Polytechnic. Rosie has her own blog where she indulges us in her weakness for all things sweet. As a special Halloween treat, Rosie popped in and cooked this amazing dish. I must admit that I personally ate four of [...]
Becky works alongside me as one of our cooking product evaluators and she never fails to come up with new and inventive ways to test our cooking products. Her passion for cooking equates to a lot of delicious ‘engineer feed’ coming out of the lab so we asked her to whip up a favourite for [...]
I stumbled upon this recipe on My New Roots, for those of you who don’t follow Sarah Britton’s health inspired blog, it’s full of delicious recipes that are as good for you as they taste. With a title like ‘Life Changing Crackers’, needless to say my interest was piqued. Aside from gathering all the ingredients, [...]
Buffalo wings are on the menu of just about any casual American eatery and by the end of our 3 week American vacation I gave up trying to convince myself that I didn’t like them
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