Food for thought

A lengthy Independent feature examines Auckland’s burgeoning food scene – and NZ’s as a whole. While NZ has embraced café culture (“probably the best espresso experience outside Italy in about 13 years, skipping the Starbucks phase altogether”), the Kiwi meat and two veg dinner mindset has been a tougher nut to crack. “We are trying to educate our public by taking them on a taste journey, rather than offering them a stomach-filler,” says  Morgan. “We are getting there, slowly.” Eateries leading the charge towards gastronomic greatness include Citron (Wellington), The Spire (Queenstown), Dizengoff, SPQR, Dine by Peter Gordon, Soul and The French Café (all Auckland). Says the writer, “Personally, I came to scoff, but left converted.” 

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Allbirds Co-Founder Tim Brown Talks Travel

Allbirds Co-Founder Tim Brown Talks Travel

In a new Wall Street Journal series, the newspaper interviews designers, artists and entertainers about where they’re travelling this summer, what they’re packing, how they stay entertained in-flight and more. First…