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Don’t Miss Guy de Lautour’s Bancong Deli in Hanoi

Don’t Miss Guy de Lautour’s Bancong Deli in Hanoi

New Zealand-born engineer Guy de Lautour’s Hanoi café Bancong Delicatessen is one of seven highly recommended eateries in the city’s Tay Ho district you shouldn’t miss, according to Singapore’s The Peak Magazine. “If tucking into…

11 Reasons Every Foodie Should Visit New Zealand

11 Reasons Every Foodie Should Visit New Zealand

“Those after a foodie holiday might opt for Burgundy or Turin rather than travelling as far as New Zealand. But there are many reasons to head as far as Auckland for an excellent dinner…

Chicago-Bound for Mojo Coffee Magnate

Chicago-Bound for Mojo Coffee Magnate

Coffee addict Steve Gianoutsos’ latest venture is his biggest punt yet: Shifting his family of five to Chicago, to unleash the Mojo coffee brand on the US market. Opening his first 140-square-metre café there in…

Cities for Food Lovers

Cities for Food Lovers

Wellington is featured in National Geographic’s “neighborhood guide to the best eats on (almost) every continent” as the best city for food lovers in Oceania.  Best Neighborhood for a Food Frenzy in Wellington: “Wellington’s…

Book a Seat at Peter Gunn’s Melbourne Hot Spot

Book a Seat at Peter Gunn’s Melbourne Hot Spot

Melbourne “is quietly stepping up its game as Sydney’s cool little sister,” Vogue Australia journalist Lane Nieset writes. “Sold-out degustation-style supper clubs are now becoming more permanent as Attica alum Peter Gunn moves…

Baker Dean Brettschneider’s Hands-On Approach

Baker Dean Brettschneider’s Hands-On Approach

Dean Brettschneider, the New Zealand-born self-styled “Global Baker” who recently opened Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza in Manila, shared a few tips with the Manila Bulletin which may convince people that…

Eight NZ restaurants Named on La Liste’s Top 1000

Eight NZ restaurants Named on La Liste’s Top 1000

Eight of New Zealand’s finest restaurants have been named among the world’s best, included on La Liste’s 1000 outstanding restaurants for 2017, double the amount from the year before, Stuff reports. La Liste…

Queenstown Public House a San Diego Find

Queenstown Public House a San Diego Find

New Zealand-inspired American cuisine is served up at San Diego’s Queenstown Public House. Reviewer Ed Bedford, writing for the San Diego Reader went along for a taste test. “ romantic…

Dah Lee Dishes up Gourmet Pizza in Phnom Penh

Dah Lee Dishes up Gourmet Pizza in Phnom Penh

From a kitchen on Phnom Penh’s Sothearos Boulevard stocked with homemade tomato sauce, cheeses and an array of “gourmet” ingredients, veteran restaurateur Chinese-born New Zealander Dah Lee is trying to heighten the Cambodian capital’s…

Chef Dane Allchorne Opens Second Kent Inn

Chef Dane Allchorne Opens Second Kent Inn

Three years ago New Zealander Dane Allchorne and his wife Sarah made their first foray into owning and running a pub and restaurant in Kent, turning a disused 16th century inn into

MasterChef’s Monica Galetti Back for New Series

MasterChef’s Monica Galetti Back for New Series

There are 48 cooks taking on the challenge of impressing fearsome judges Monica Galetti and Marcus Wareing as MasterChef: The Professionals returns to BBC Two – but there’s only one woman in the line-up…

Food Blogger Jessica Prescott’s Kale Recipe Wows

Food Blogger Jessica Prescott’s Kale Recipe Wows

Vegan food blogger and photographer New Zealander Jessica Prescott’s kale scones recipe features on lifestyle and news site Well+Good. Prescott, who is based in Berlin, is the blogger behind Wholly Goodness and has…

Ben Shewry Culinary Game Changer

Ben Shewry Culinary Game Changer

Chef and owner of “list-topping, award-gathering” Melbourne restaurant Attica, New Zealand-born Ben Shewry, has been named one of Gourmet Traveller’s “50 Most Influential People in Food”. “ approaches food in a way that’s as emotional…

Bill Manson Passionate About Wild Food

Bill Manson Passionate About Wild Food

The Local Wild Food Challenge is a global phenomenon that was launched in New Zealand by personal chef Bill Manson in 2008 and has been celebrated on Martha’s Vineyard since 2010. Manson continues to expand…

What Fine Dining Means to Ben Shewry

What Fine Dining Means to Ben Shewry

American quarterly journal of food and writing Lucky Peach magazine features an article in the latest issue on the state of fine dining and talks to 18 of the world’s best chef’s, including New…

Dave Verheul Chef of the Year  Finalist

Dave Verheul Chef of the Year Finalist

New Zealand-born Dave Verheul, who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants with Marcus Wareing and Gordon Ramsay in London, plus a stage at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck, and at Sydney’s hatted The Bentley Restaurant and…

Ben Shewry is Gourmet Traveller’s Chef of the Year

Ben Shewry is Gourmet Traveller’s Chef of the Year

New Zealander Ben Shewry, owner of Melbourne’s Attica, has been peer-voted Chef of the Year in the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards. “Eleven years after answering a newspaper ad for a head chef position the…

Nicholas Clark Caters to China’s Craft Beer Lovers

Nicholas Clark Caters to China’s Craft Beer Lovers

New Zealander Nicholas Clark is one of a number of foreigners who have invested in China’s new enthusiasm for craft beer. Clark opened Craft Head Nano Tap House in 2014 in a former convenience…

Top Local Eateries Make International List

Top Local Eateries Make International List

Auckland restaurant Ortolana and Wellington’s Olive are included in Monocle’s annual journal The Escapist’s 2016 Restaurant Awards, a list of 50 establishments from around the world. “Tucked away in downtown Auckland, Ortolana is…

Margot Henderson’s Rochelle Canteen Seduces

Margot Henderson’s Rochelle Canteen Seduces

New Zealand-born Margot Henderson’s London café Rochelle Canteen “wears its fabulousness lightly.” It is “nourishing for body and soul, and huge fun”, according to Guardian reviewer Marina O’Loughlin. “This canteen may come on…

Huffman’s Wins at World Hot Sauce Awards

Huffman’s Wins at World Hot Sauce Awards

Wellington-based Huffman’s Hot Sauce has been named World Champion in the Pepper Blend category at a ceremony held in Louisiana. Auckland’s Culley’s and Kaikohe’s Fire Dragon Chillies were also named world champions in the…

New Zealand Blazing Trail on Global Cocktail Path

New Zealand Blazing Trail on Global Cocktail Path

“With its bordello-meets-street-art décor, Napier’s Monica Loves bar has all the trappings of a modern speakeasy, the kind you’d find down a London alley or behind an unmarked door in the East…

Wellington: It’s a Wee Bit Different

Wellington: It’s a Wee Bit Different

“Not everyone wants to dream big. Sometimes, people who dream small can be just as inspiring,’ writes The Australian’s Necia Wilden. She is referring to Graham Joe, owner of little store Gelissimo gelato on…

Spotlight on Chef Peter Gordon and NZ Wines

Spotlight on Chef Peter Gordon and NZ Wines

The “Godfather of Fusion” New Zealand chef Peter Gordon talks to the London Evening Standard about the dishes and wines he’s been enjoying this week. “Fusion food takes, as its starting point, the belief that…

How Basketball Makes Ben Shewry a Better Chef

How Basketball Makes Ben Shewry a Better Chef

Ben Shewry, the New Zealand-born chef and owner of award-winning Melbourne restaurant Attica, talks with the Australian Financial Review about his obsession with basketball and about how what he learns on the court can…

James Blick Devouring Spain one Bite at a Time

James Blick Devouring Spain one Bite at a Time

As part of their regular “Spanish Career” column, The Local chats to New Zealander James Blick and Lauren Aloise who run Devour Spain food tours in Madrid, Seville, Barcelona and Malaga. Blick says…

NZ Scientists Make Beef-Based Chocolate

NZ Scientists Make Beef-Based Chocolate

Mustafa Farouk, a senior scientist who works for the AgResearch institute, has partnered with Auckland-based Devonport Chocolates to create a confection made with 50 percent beef, as reported on Munchies – Vice’s…

Butcher’s Bangers Win Gold in UK

Butcher’s Bangers Win Gold in UK

Originally a butcher in Rotorua, Karl Jelley has set up shop in the British town of Harpenden and is winning accolades for his sausages, and despite offering judges an over-sizzled sausage in a recent…

In New Zealand, Food Is as Dramatic and Diverse as its Scenery

In New Zealand, Food Is as Dramatic and Diverse as its Scenery

“On the South Island of New Zealand, just about anything grows—and a group of inspired chefs and winemakers are turning the fruit of the land into a distinctive national cuisine,” writes Kevin West for…

Australia’s Best Pie is NZ-Made and Vegan

Australia’s Best Pie is NZ-Made and Vegan

New Zealand-born Adrian Apswoude and Doug Meijer’s Melbourne bakery Ka Pies Bakehouse have been awarded Australia’s Best Pie for their Thai vegetable curry vegan pie. Apswoude and Meijer launched Ka Pies in 2014….

Stuart Thrush Introduces Meat Pies to Danes

Stuart Thrush Introduces Meat Pies to Danes

In an instalment of “My Danish Career”, The Local speaks with New Zealander Stuart Thrush, who traded out the corporate life with shipping giant Mærsk for a Copenhagen pie adventure. Wild Kiwi Pies opened…

A to Z of New Zealand Food and Beverage

A to Z of New Zealand Food and Beverage

“Crossing the Ditch to New Zealand no longer means a step back in culinary time. Our trans-Tasman neighbour is right up with modern food trends so food lovers will find artisan products, farm-to-fork dining,…

Business Booming at Dane Allchorne’s Kent Pub

Business Booming at Dane Allchorne’s Kent Pub

Taking on an empty English pub and turning it into a thriving, village hub was the goal for New Zealander Dane Allchorne – and he succeeded, writes Angela Cole for Kent Online. Just witnessing the…

Mastering Spicy Crab with Margot Henderson

Mastering Spicy Crab with Margot Henderson

Chef Margot Henderson is invited by VICE magazine’s MUNCHIES garden series to a rooftop vegetable plot in Brooklyn, New York “to explore .” New Zealand-born Henderson…

Paul Barron Championing Artisanal Coffee in Paris

Paul Barron Championing Artisanal Coffee in Paris

Although Paris is famous for its street-side cafes and artisanal food culture, the city generally serves up an unappetising cup of coffee according to Emma Jacobs reporting for the Washington Post. “So many of…

Meet Salad Saviour Chef Peter Gordon

Meet Salad Saviour Chef Peter Gordon

Salads can be limp, boring and vinegary if the wrong chef made the dressing but, according to Whanganui-born Peter Gordon, author of new book Savour, there’s more to salad than sad leaves of iceberg lettuce. Upstairs…

Margot Henderson’s Fish Recipe Makes Luncheon

Margot Henderson’s Fish Recipe Makes Luncheon

“London’s most cherished chef” New Zealander Margot Henderson offers up the very first meal she ever cooked for her now husband, the celebrated British chef and owner of St. John restaurant, Fergus Henderson, for…

Liz Young Keeping it Fresh at Cooking School

Liz Young Keeping it Fresh at Cooking School

New Zealander Liz Young and Swede Tine Roche run Cambridge Cookery School and Café, a showcase for the UK school’s “fresh, seasonal, honest” brand of food. “ something I missed from home: the…

Kiwi Chef Matt Lambert’s Restaurant The Musket Room

Kiwi Chef Matt Lambert’s Restaurant The Musket Room

Kiwi Chef Matt Lambert’s Restaurant The Musket Room – “a hidden gem” in Soho, New York, has been featured in The Observer’s Short List section. Matt Lambert, the founder and chef “has…

Chef Jean Paul Lourdes Heads to Miami

Chef Jean Paul Lourdes Heads to Miami

For the menu at El Tucán, a newly opened supper club in Miami, New Zealand-born, French-trained chef, Jean Paul Lourdes did culinary research with big-concept restaurateur Stephen Starr looking to local Cubano joints, and…

New Zealand’s Food and Drink Make It A Land of Plenty

New Zealand’s Food and Drink Make It A Land of Plenty

With their “Zingy “sauv blanc”, rich flat-white coffee and citrusy hops which now flavours British craft beers, “Kiwis have been making much more impact on our tastes than simply supplying lamb and butter,” as…

Paul Barron Has Hand in Parisian Coffee Revolution

Paul Barron Has Hand in Parisian Coffee Revolution

There’s a lot to love about Paris’s cafe culture, everything bar the coffee, according to the Australian’s travel writer Christine McCabe. But as it turned out, McCabe found coffee is having a bit of a…

Soccer’s Rory Fallon Striking It Big in Ice Cream

Soccer’s Rory Fallon Striking It Big in Ice Cream

Star soccer striker Rory Fallon, 33, and his wife Carly launched their award-winning Cowlick Creamery ten months ago in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Now, the couple is hoping to win over Plymouth locals. “The whole concept…

Introducing Food Creative Frankie de Vorms

Introducing Food Creative Frankie de Vorms

With a background in fine art, New Zealand-born Frankie de Vorms’ sweet treats not only taste divine – they’re objects of beauty, according to journalist Alice Ryan who calls into de Vorms’ Cambridge kitchen…

New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay Boasts Fine Dining, Wines

New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay Boasts Fine Dining, Wines

“Napier is home to restaurants that rival some of Europe’s finest and to robust reds and complex chardonnays that have put New Zealand on the world’s wine map,” writes Liza Weisstuch, who travelled through…

Chef Anna Hansen on Juggling Work and Family

Chef Anna Hansen on Juggling Work and Family

New Zealand-raised chef Anna Hansen, owner of London’s Modern Pantry, talks with the Guardian about juggling the demands of business and family. Time management is one thing Hansen says she is not particularly good at. “I…

Stacey Gorman’s Frosty Meringues the New Cool

Stacey Gorman’s Frosty Meringues the New Cool

From elaborate pavlovas to plush, punk-pink rainbow cakes, chefs and food stylists Auckland-born Stacey O’Gorman (left) and British business partner Alex Hoffler – aka the Meringue Girls – both still in their…

Where to Find the Best Meat Pies in NZ

Where to Find the Best Meat Pies in NZ

“The mystical New Zealand of contemporary cinema is replete with hobbits and talking trees. But the real New Zealand is rich with leaf-lard crusts containing the unctuous delights of braised mutton, minced beef, and…

Bruce Russell’s Plum Sauce a Breakfast Charmer

Bruce Russell’s Plum Sauce a Breakfast Charmer

Back in March 1992 in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, The Dead C vocalist Bruce Russell and his wife Kate McRae entertained Siltbreeze record label owner Tony Lax over breakfast where they enchanted him with a…

Where Chef Margot Henderson and Family Dine

Where Chef Margot Henderson and Family Dine

New Zealander Margot Henderson, chef of London’s beloved Rochelle Canteen lets Lucky Peach magazine in on the south London spot, Canton Arms where she and her family unwind. “ serves the sort…

Great Food and Beer Intersect in Wellington

Great Food and Beer Intersect in Wellington

“Like Melbournians, Wellingtonians take their food and drink culture extremely seriously,” Jason Lim reports for Forbes. “The city is said to have more restaurants, bars and cafes per capita than New York. “Wellington is blessed…

Jess Murphy’s Kai Cafe Making Fans

Jess Murphy’s Kai Cafe Making Fans

Kai Cafe and Restaurant was opened by New Zealander Jess Murphy and her Irish husband, David in 2011, with a simple formula – high-quality produce, preferably organic or wild, sourced locally and cooked intelligently….

Chef Amber Rose Shares Celebrity Culinary Secrets

Chef Amber Rose Shares Celebrity Culinary Secrets

A dozen years ago, British actors Jude Law and Sadie Frost hired self-taught New Zealand-born chef Amber Rose to feed their brood in London, and her career has climbed from there. Rose is now…

Berlin’s Sausage Man Simon Ellery Never Sleeps

Berlin’s Sausage Man Simon Ellery Never Sleeps

Sausages are the quintessential German food, and that’s why New Zealander Simon Ellery, known as the Sausage Man Who Never Sleeps, moved to Berlin in 2010. Over the past five years, he has studied…

Queenstown’s Fergburger – One of Lonely Planet’s Best Burgers

Queenstown’s Fergburger – One of Lonely Planet’s Best Burgers

Queenstown’s Fergburger has been named one of the planet’s best burger experiences in a ranking published by Lonely Planet. According to Lonely Planet “Queenstown’s funky Fergburger serves protein-heavy fodder to fuel you up for any…

New Zealanders Leading the Way in London Cafés

New Zealanders Leading the Way in London Cafés

New Zealand-owned cafés, Ozone Coffee Roasters and Nude Espresso, are included in a Malay Mail Online feature about London’s “underground” coffee spots. “Opened in 2012, Ozone Coffee Roasters London was originally founded by Kiwis…