Author: Kate

Taste of Auckland – It’s a wrap

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 […]

Cookbook Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our cookbook competition in the past few weeks. Congratulations to all the winners. We have emailed all winners for further details so we can get your prizes on their way.

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

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 (more…)

FOOD DESIGN EXPERIENCE

FOOD DESIGN EXPERIENCE

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 […]

You’re welcome.  Anytime.

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 […]

Jordan’s Lunches

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. (more…)

Solid Gold

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 […]

Noodles of Asia

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 […]

Praying for summer

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 the days offering hoping that a change may have arrived. Summer you have been so elusive this year, your absence has played havoc with us. (more…)

Sweet in savoury

Sweet in savoury

A sweet element naturally lends quite distinctive tastes to savoury foods. The incomparable aroma of a sweet and sticky glaze caramelizing takes a smokey salty Christmas ham to another level, the sweet floral notes of a pineapple salsa adds freshness to fish and so on.

Our new baby

Our new baby

My job as a product evaluator is to stand in the shoes of our customers and test the ability and usability of our cooking products. Our latest built-in oven was tested vigorously as a complete unit and for the performance of each part. Our standard […]

Campfire Cooking

Campfire Cooking

There is nothing quite like a campfire. We have all experienced the mesmerizing powers of the deep orange flames flickering and dancing before us. We have probably all had a burnt sausage and a slightly over-toasted (chargrilled?) marshmallow. (more…)

Toast Dunedin 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 […]