Quince Glazed Duck Breast

2 duck breasts 1 tsp Sichuan peppercorns 1 tsp sea salt 2 tbsp quince jelly 1 glug of red wine (optional) 1 star anise 1 cup chicken stock Pat the duck breast dry with a paper towel. Then using a sharp knife, score the duck skin in a crisscross pattern. Crush peppercorns and salt in…

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Quince Essential

Words by Vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images Brydie Thompson Quince, a hard, yellow, knobbly pear like fruit which is unlikely to be found in the supermarket.  Inedible raw, the tough fruit magically transforms into a glorious rose colour with a delicate flavour when cooked. Perhaps because of the effort involved to release the fruit’s inner beauty it…

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Spiced Baby Carrots with Herb Tahini Dressing

2 large bunches of baby carrots 2 tsp sesame seeds 2 tbsp harissa spice mix* ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Mix the harissa, sesame seeds, and salt with the oil and toss this through the scrubbed and trimmed carrots. Spread out on a baking tray and bake at 180°C for 20…

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And the Winners are…..

Over the summer we had you help us scour the BOP and Waiakto for the best date scones. Then it was our job (tough I know!) to taste test your picks and discover just who makes the best date scone in each region. A staple on any cafe counter, the classic date scone is a…

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EAT New Zealand Launch their website

A new website has brought together two of New Zealand’s biggest industries; food and tourism: www.eatnewzealand.nz The Eat New Zealand website, launched today, has over two thousand food businesses listed including eating establishments, farmers markets, events, food tourism venues and operators throughout the country. It’s the first time New Zealand’s Farmers Markets have been listed…

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