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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 […]

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 […]

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’

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.

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 […]

Cyclone Luci, handmade butter and a very tall chocolate cake

Cyclone Luci, handmade butter and a very tall chocolate cake

Here on our wee island paradise we will shortly find ourselves prematurely plunged into darkness when we dutifully turn our clocks back an hour in the advent of daylight saving.  We know that for most of you this is a particularly unpleasant thought so in […]

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 […]

LIFE IN FULL SWING

LIFE IN FULL SWING

March has come around awfully quickly and the whole team in Our Kitchen is in full swing with life moving faster than we would like it to some days.  Lauren has been in China for work and has been treated to some wonderful hospitality.

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 […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Right now, the Our Kitchen team are scattered in various directions – feet up, drink in hand, soaking up the sun, our minds wandering a long way from product development (we hope!). Other than Kate, who managed to turn us all green with envy with […]