This month’s theme is Kiwi classics and although there may be some debate over whether these recipes truly originated from our country there is no denying that we have cooked them for years and have made them unique. Our Kitchen is fast becoming an eclectic collection of recipes, with our environment and experiences really influencing and motivating our food styles. I asked my fellow foodbloggers to send me a favourite place, food, object, or memory of NZ. Like our recipe site, this is a mixed bag of what makes us Kiwis.
“Eating chips and dip at Cathedral Cove in the rain, burrowing bare feet in the sand for Tuatuas at Cooks Beach, watching a perfectly pink sunset on the deck”.
“Lying on the grass under the shade of the plum tree eating snow peas picked straight out of the garden, walking down to the dairy for chocolate dipped ice-creams, and potluck picnics with friends and family on Mt Vic, the light slowly fading over Rangitoto”.
“The iconic tomato-shaped tomato sauce bottle, cutting in half a fresh vivid-green kiwifruit. Fish and chips from the shop across the road from the beach at Akaroa; hot and salty fish and chips smothered with lots of tomato sauce on the beach- a bit gritty from the sand but the most amazing, fresh of the boat that morning, fish ever”
“A complete summers day with surfing, sunbathing, reading magazines, cricket on the beach, volleyball and Frisbee, finished up by a goodie goodie gum drops ice cream on the walk home to the camping ground”.
“Having the local divers stop to trade crayfish for pavlova in Harrison’s cove on the back of our ship and then making a bisque the next day for the skipper’s lunch”.
“Surveying the Darran Mountains whilst eating salami and brie on crackers on a hard earned break on the Routeburn”.
There was definitely a common theme of the outdoors, gazing at New Zealand’s stunning landscape and eating food complementary to the occasion. Enjoy!