Smoked Chicken, Cream Cheese and Apricot Filo Pie

Recipe Vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images Ashlee DeCaires Filo pastry can be a lot of fluffing around only for it to all crumble down your front when you eat it.  After years of making filo parcels in the café, I had come to the conclusion, why bother? That was until I saw this innovative way of using […]

KIWI BANH MI

Words and image Amber Bremner A Vietnamese banh mi on the side of the road in Hanoi will win your heart. A DIY banh mi made at home won’t be exactly the same without the ethereally light yet crisp Vietnamese bread, but trust me when I say you can still pack a bright and tasty […]

VEGAN MUFFULETTA

Words and images Amber Bremner A muffuletta is an Italian sandwich invented in New Orleans, typically layering meats, cheese, and olives inside a loaf of great bread. Here I’ve assembled layers of tasty plant-based antipasti inside a loaf of sourdough. Everything is done the day before, so the loaf can chill (and set somewhat) overnight […]

Tofu, Shiitake + Rice Cake Skewers with Gochujang Sauce

Words and images by Emma Galloway Veggie skewers can all too often be a lacklustre combination of vegetables, charred and then served as is. But with a little bit of love, they can be flavour-packed meals in their own right. I’ve given oven and frying pan options for cooking, but they can also be popped […]

Prawns with Lemon Caper Butter

Words and images Fiona Hugues Nothing screams summer quite like a bright orange prawn, and this recipe is super simple, easy to knock up, and delicious to boot. Just add bread to sop up all the buttery juices. 6–10 large whole prawns, raw, or precooked if you’re short of time 100g butter 2 tbsp capers […]

Balsamic Vinegar

Words Vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images Ashlee DeCaires Growing up I think there were only two types of vinegar in my parents’ pantry, malt and white. In comparison, my pantry contains a whole shelf of vinegars – white wine, red wine, chardonnay, sherry, rice, Chinese black vinegar… OK, so my pantry may not be a good example, […]

Baked Aubergines with Salsa Verde

Words and images by Fiona Hugues Sometimes all you need is a hero vegetable prepared deliciously to wow your guests. These small aubergines grilled until soft are fabulous on their own as a light lunch or as a side to grilled meats. Just add some leafy greens on the side. 3–4 small aubergines, halved Extra […]

Caponata

Serve it with pasta, on its own, or as part of a charcuterie board; in Sicily caponata goes with everything. I think breakfast time was the only time we weren’t served this sweet and sour eggplant dish. Every restaurant and nona has their own recipe, resulting in different degrees of sweetness.  After asking almost everyone […]

Ceviche

Recipe Harriet Boucher, Images Ashlee DeCaires Serve this ceviche as a starter for your alfresco summer dinner after a day’s fishing. Adjust the lime juice to your preference – don’t let it overpower the sweetness of the melon. 2 cups watermelon, cubed (about a 600–700g wedge) 400–500g white fish, cubed 1 small shallot, finely diced […]

Clam Chowder

  Recipes by Neil Sapitula from Saltwater Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar, Images by Brydie Thompson Our play on New England clam chowder and a favourite amongst New Zealanders. We use the tuatua clams, but if you can’t source these any clams will do. 500g tuatua clams 2 litres fish stock 1 litre cream 300g […]