Southern breweries are fizzing after again gaining several
awards in the 2014 Brewers' Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards.
If you thought chips, aka frites or French fries, were simply
deep-fried chopped potatoes, Anne de la Forest's
Frites (Jacqui Small) will introduce you to the
intricacies of this old favourite.
Smoking food is an ancient form of preservation, and until
recently was looked on as the exclusive domain of hunters and
fishers or butchers.
Anathoth has a couple of new products out, a hot chilli
relish and a tropical jam, which is a blend of mango,
pineapple, guava and passionfruit.
Simon and Alison Holst's latest little Everyday Easy book is
Slow Food Fast (Hyndman Publishing).
Albariño may be a Spanish grape but judging by some of the
wines made from it in New Zealand it is quite at home here.
Yalumba brand ambassador Jane Ferrari is unstoppable when she
is talking about wine, the winery, people, restaurants, food,
almost anything in fact.
Rosie Belton's Wild Blackberries: recipes & memories
from a New Zealand table (Allen & Unwin) is easy to
read as you are not distracted by the lush food-porn photos
that adorn many such books.
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