Given our love of Mediterranean cuisines it's surprising
we haven't embraced fresh figs as readily as we've taken
wine, olives and olive oil into our kitchens. Charmian Smith
talks to Murray Douglas, who grows and processes fresh figs
in Hawkes Bay.
For thousands of years Pacific peoples navigated
double-hulled voyaging canoes over the ocean. Those skills
and that knowledge has been rediscovered and are alive and
well in Hawkes Bay, Charmian Smith discovers.
Food and books have always been part of Stephanie
Alexander's life. Charmian Smith talks to the acclaimed
Australian restaurateur, author and educator who will speak
at the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival next month.