Author: Andrew

Whole Lamb on the Spit

Whole Lamb on the Spit

Every year, Auckland’s Design Centre celebrates with a barbecue in the park. We are lucky to have native bush reserves not far from our back doorstep and its a great opportunity to get amongst the totara trees and keruru, a huge native New Zealand pigeon, […]

Hanoi

Hanoi

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 […]

Bare Knuckle BBQ

Bare Knuckle BBQ

A few Sundays back I battled freakishly horrendous traffic (even for Auckland) to get to Quarry Bar on the North Shore, temporary home of Bareknuckle BBQ’s pop up restaurant. The stressful congestion of the northern motorway gave way to an oasis of $5 beers, sunny bar-leaners and meat. Glorious slow smoked brisket, pork ribs, beef short rib and pulled pork. (more…)