Smoked Fish Chowder

Recipe: from the kitchen at Cucina | Photography: Ashlee deCaires Serves 8 If seafood chowder is your thing you need to try Paula’s version, either by following her instructions below or popping into Cucina this winter for a bowl. Note: While chefs work in large numbers and accurate measurements, we have given you approximates for […]

Corn and Bacon Chowder

This takes me back to my childhood and cold winter days at the beach. The family bach in Coromandel always has a fully stocked cupboard of tins—just in case we are ever stranded up there. Something we always prayed would happen when the holidays neared an end. This cupboard always contains a couple of tins […]

Vegetable Chowder

Recipe Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography Ashlee deCaires Hearty and nutritious this vegan (don’t hold that against it) chowder is packed full of goodness. We served it in our funky bread bowl made from one of Volare’s handcrafted breads.I like to keep this chowder chunky so don’t blend it at all. The key is to chop […]

Cauliflower Chowder with Chorizo Crumbs

Recipe Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography Ashlee deCaires Cauliflower produces a naturally creamy soup. To add texture I have roasted a few florets which also add a delicious nuttiness. The chowder is then topped with some crispy fried chorizo and cauliflower. If seafood is your thing, a couple of prawns sautéed in the chorizo pan fat […]