Pastry Mad In The Bay

Aucklander Alka Patel has taken the New Zealand pie to the streets of San Francisco, selling the pastry goodness at Stonestown farmers’ market. “I sold out of everything both days,” Patel told SFoodie, including pies filled with lamb curry ($US5.95), butter chicken, and bacon and egg (both $US5). Patel is strict about ingredient purity: She uses organic New Zealand lamb, mostly organic vegetables sourced from farmers’ markets, and Canadian-style bacon she buys at Whole Foods. Alka Patel was a process engineer at a South City biotech company before realising she had a calling in pie-making.


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NZ’s Café Culture Earning a Reputation in Sheffield

NZ’s Café Culture Earning a Reputation in Sheffield

Britain’s coffee culture “owes much to a tiny country on the other side of the world”, according to journalist Alice Geary reporting for Sheffield’s Big Issue North. The high quality coffee…