A Journey of Learning and Leavening

Words Kate Underwood, @relishthememory, Images Brydie Thompson For the dynamic mother and son duo behind Mount Sourdough Co, a retired teacher and trained engineer, baking bread was never part of the plan. With Margaret the hands-on baker and Sam the guiding force behind the business, over the last four years they have transformed their passion […]

Meet the Nourish Team

The age-old saying ‘it takes a village’ couldn’t be more apt as we acknowledge the members of the Nourish Magazine team. Vicki’s ability to find, foster and attract talent has helped transform Nourish into a thriving and trusted, regional food publication that’s spent the last decade celebrating all things culinary in the Waikato and Bay […]

Five food-fuelled days in Chicago

& Fifteen quintessential Chicago experiences If you asked me about Chicago six months ago I would’ve had two things to say about this city: deep-dish pizza and the Chicago Bulls. But when your first few hours in a place involves balmy temperatures, five-dollar negroni slushies, a smoky fried chicken sandwich and the outdoor courtyard at […]


Words: Kate Underwood | Images: Alex Spodyneiko Dubbed the elixir of life, coffee—the undeniably beloved brew is far more than just a dark caffeinated liquid. Excelso founders Carrie and Jeff are committed to helping people drink the best coffee and to understand the intense process that is involved in every cup. Roasting in Tauranga since […]