California Dining – From the Edge

Country style cooking? “We’re all familiar with restaurants featuring cuisines from countries and subregions around the world. […] What if a restaurant opened that featured the food products of a certain country rather than a cooking style? That question is answered in part by a recent Costa Mesa newcomer, Turner New Zealand. Turner is the brainchild of Noel Turner, a New Zealander who founded the Turner New Zealand company in 1985 to bring quality food products to the United States.” The critcal view: “Judging by the early success of his first offering, I think the future of the chain looks promising.”


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Mancunians Queue for Brunch at Federal

Mancunians Queue for Brunch at Federal

Five years ago, New Zealander Jon Perry and Portuguese Claudio Ribeiro co-founded the Antipodean coffee bar, Federal in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. A second café has recently opened in the city’s Deansgate…