Confit de Canard

I have just returned from a very overdue visit to Europe, taking in France of course, as well as Spain and Portugal. One of my all-time favourite things to eat in France, other than foie gras, is confit de canard, or twice cooked duck. Available here in cans from Vetro Hamilton, and very good too, […]


Recipe WAYNE GOOD | Images BRYDIE THOMPSON I love tagine cooking—it’s a very simple process, with few ingredients but maximum flavour. In Morocco it is often considered a street food as street vendors have tagines cooking over hot charcoal burners. I always serve mine with simply prepared couscous mixed with plenty of lemon and chopped […]


Recipe: WAYNE GOOD | Images: ASHLEE DECAIRES I love finger food. It’s such a relaxed way to entertain, especially as everything can be prepared in advance. These wee morsels of loveliness are so elegant and are a play on the traditional stuffed eggs we remember from our childhood. 12 quail eggs 1½ tbsp good mayonnaise […]

Iles Flottantes (Floating Islands)

Recipe: Wayne Good | Images: Ashlee DeCaires 4 eggs, separated ½ tbsp cornflour 90g caster sugar 125ml milk 315ml cream 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 tbsp orange water toasted flaked almonds and the zest of an orange to garnish. Caramelised Sugar Syrup ½ cup caster sugar ½ cup water To make the sugar syrup, place […]

Magret de Canard a la Figues

Recipe: Wayne Good | Images: Ashlee DeCaires Serves 6 2 tbsp seasoned flour 6 boneless duck breasts 2 tbsp olive oil 6 tbsp fig balsamic vinegar 3 tbsp fig jam 400ml red wine 2 oranges, juice and zest 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, diced salt and pepper to taste cream (optional) Preheat […]


Photography: Ashlee deCaires Wayne from Arkanda demonstrated these in the Samsung Cooking Theatre at the recent Waikato Home and Garden Show and they worked perfectly every time. I decided I had to share them. Meringues are great to have in an airtight container just in case. With a bit of whipped cream and some fresh […]


Photography: Ashlee deCaires Wayne Good from Arkanda says this dish is a great way to serve something different on the BBQ. And the best thing is all the work can be done ahead of time! 6 duck legs 1 tbsp crushed coriander seeds 4 cloves garlic 4 diced shallots 2 tbsp chopped galangal 2 bay […]

Wayne’s Cauliflower Fried Rice

Recipe: Wayne Good | Photography: Ashlee deCaires After recently returned from a month in France with one of our tour groups, I could tell after eating my way through masses of pastries, cakes, tarts, baguettes, and all matter of other delicious things, that I was uncomfortably larger than before I set out. Something had to […]