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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…

Pavlova Makes for an Odd Culinary History

Pavlova Makes for an Odd Culinary History

Some of the sweet things you’ve been eating all your life have a very interesting, contentious history, women’s interest site Bustle reports, listing New Zealand’s very own pavlova in its “Strange History of Five…

The Modern Pantry Is a Pleasure to Be In

The Modern Pantry Is a Pleasure to Be In

“Anna Hansen first made her mark in London as one of the cooks and co-owners, along with fellow New Zealander Peter Gordon, of Providores in Marylebone, the restaurant that pioneered Pacific Rim ‘fusion’ food,”…

Trans-Tasman Flat White War of Origins Heats Up

Trans-Tasman Flat White War of Origins Heats Up

New Zealand and Australia have been in a cold war for decades over the origins of a meringue and marshmallow pie. But now a new front threatens to emerge over the origins of the…

Michael Hazlewood Dishing up Outstanding Food

Michael Hazlewood Dishing up Outstanding Food

New Zealand chef Michael Hazlewood’s new London venture served Evening Standard reviewer Fay Maschler some “eerily outstanding food” by “charming, wine-savvy staff”. “‘Hazle’ as his friends and maybe even his wife know him is, as…

Chef Ryan Arboleda Takes Tapas to the next Level

Chef Ryan Arboleda Takes Tapas to the next Level

New Zealand-born chef de cuisine Ryan Arboleda, 34, has contrasted “complimentary elements” fusing “traditional and contemporary techniques with cross continent flavours” for his new menu at The Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur’s Saujana Hotel. Arboleda fits…

Brewer Mark Hatherly’s Ale Wins Bronze in London

Brewer Mark Hatherly’s Ale Wins Bronze in London

New Zealand brewer Mark Hatherly, who lives in Luxembourg, has received positive recognition for his first beer, Red Bridge amber ale, after winning bronze at the London 2015 International Beer Challenge in the ales…

Brent Martin Serving Some of the Best Brunch in US

Brent Martin Serving Some of the Best Brunch in US

The in-house executive chef at Seattle’s Hyatt Regency Bellevue restaurant, Eques is New Zealander Brent Martin. Martin, who came to Eques after two decades of honing his culinary craft over several continents, has been…

Denver Welcomes Hayden Barrie’s New Coffee Shop

Denver Welcomes Hayden Barrie’s New Coffee Shop

New Zealander Hayden Barnie – formerly a roaster with Coffee Supreme – and his wife American Amy Cohen will open Stowaway Kitchen + Coffee in Denver in September. Stowaway plans to not only…

Some of the Best Coffee in the World

Some of the Best Coffee in the World

New Zealand is home to some of the best coffee in the world, according to the Malay Mail Online, which begins its tour of the country’s finest cafés in Auckland at Espresso Workshop. “Espresso Workshop…

Nevill-Mannings’ NYNZ Happy Bones

Nevill-Mannings’ NYNZ Happy Bones

Craig and Kirsten Nevill-Manning bring NZ java culture to New York with the opening of Happy Bones coffee shop in Soho (394 Broome Street). This charming spot for a perfect cuppa joe…

Anna Hansen Says It’s Not Fun Boiling a Pig’s Head

Anna Hansen Says It’s Not Fun Boiling a Pig’s Head

New Zealand chef Anna Hansen, 45, who worked with Michelin-starred Fergus Henderson and fusion expert Peter Gordon before opening her own London restaurant, The Modern Pantry, talks with the Independent about music to make…

Beer and Burgers at Wellington on a Plate

Beer and Burgers at Wellington on a Plate

New Zealand’s annual Wellington on a Plate culinary festival, which runs from 14-30 August, features in a Daily Telegraph travel feature. The newspaper takes a tour of the city’s breweries and seeks out the…

Pavlova & Rivesaltes by Air France

Pavlova & Rivesaltes by Air France

Air France’s June inflight magazine travels “to the end of the earth with this delicious New Zealand dessert:  A meringue that’s crisp on the outside and soft in the middle, topped with divine crème…

On Tiree at the Beach with Chef Margot Henderson

On Tiree at the Beach with Chef Margot Henderson

Chef owners of London’s Rochelle Canteen and St John New Zealander Margot Henderson and her husband Fergus talk with the Observer about their beach holidays on Hebridean island Tiree, a place for “recharging the…

Guide James Blick Preserving Spain’s Culinary Authenticity

Guide James Blick Preserving Spain’s Culinary Authenticity

New Zealand travel writer James Blick and American Lauren Aloise run Devour Tours in Barcelona, as well as in Madrid, Seville and Malaga. They both feel strongly about helping to preserve the…

Get on the Waiting List for Ben Shewry’s World-Class Attica

Get on the Waiting List for Ben Shewry’s World-Class Attica

Ben Shewry’s Melbourne restaurant, Attica, has once again made the annual Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. For the second successive year, his small restaurant, on Melbourne’s bagel belt of Ripponlea, had been named the…

Daniel Hill Fermenting a Columbian Cider Revolution

Daniel Hill Fermenting a Columbian Cider Revolution

In a converted garage, tucked away amongst the low-rise buildings of Bogota’s Barrio Rionegro is the headquarters of Golden Lion Colombia Cider, the brainchild of New Zealander Daniel Hill and Jairo Andrés Venegas. Their idea…

Starbucks to Phase out Cappuccino in Favour of Flat White

Starbucks to Phase out Cappuccino in Favour of Flat White

In the United States, the flat white has become so popular that Starbucks plans to phase out the traditional cappuccino in favour of the Antipodean favourite. Peter Thomson, digital brand strategist and owner of the…

Australia’s Top Chef Ben Shewry Saved by a Fisherman

Australia’s Top Chef Ben Shewry Saved by a Fisherman

New Zealand-born Ben Shewry’s Melbourne restaurant Attica is admired all over the world over – but success did not make him happy, and he nearly walked away from the kitchen. Until he was saved…

Chilli Head Chris Cullen Concocts New Sauce for NY Expo

Chilli Head Chris Cullen Concocts New Sauce for NY Expo

New Zealand chef-turned-entrepreneur Chris Cullen seems to have hot sauce running in his veins, judging from the passionate way he speaks about one of America’s hottest food trends, the New York Times reports. “I had…

Attica Chef and Forager Ben Shewry’s Plates Didactic

Attica Chef and Forager Ben Shewry’s Plates Didactic

New Zealander Ben Shewry’s role at Melbourne’s Attica is lauded in the Sydney Morning Herald, with the restaurant named one of reviewer Terry Durack’s top 12 in Australia. “No, you haven’t made a mistake, that…

Chef Jamie Hodges Sources Absolutely Locally in Ontario

Chef Jamie Hodges Sources Absolutely Locally in Ontario

New Zealander Jamie Hodges and his partner Amber Thom operate Epicurious Catering in Kingston, Ontario, and will soon open Juniper Café serving food sourced completely locally. Originally from Wellington, Hodges graduated from City…

The Bach Eatery Brings a Taste of New Zealand to King Street

The Bach Eatery Brings a Taste of New Zealand to King Street

Darrien Potaka, former executive chef of Sydney’s well-known Bistro Moncur, has opened his new restaurant – The Bach Eatery in Sydney’s Newtown. His Bach Eatery brings a taste of New Zealand to Sydney’s…

Andrew Reeve’s Craft Beer Business Honest Brew Delivers

Andrew Reeve’s Craft Beer Business Honest Brew Delivers

A year ago from his small London apartment, New Zealander Andrew Reeve (pictured far left) launched his startup business Honest Brew. Now, he makes and sells his own craft beer and also…

Scott Baigent’s Eight Degrees Brewing Increases Capacity

Scott Baigent’s Eight Degrees Brewing Increases Capacity

Four years in and New Zealander Scott Baigent’s Eight Degrees Brewing company, based in Ireland, is increasing production capacity tenfold. Baigent, (pictured right, with head brewer Mike Magee) a former engineer and Australian…

Berlin’s Pie Addiction Is Growing

Berlin’s Pie Addiction Is Growing

Named in tribute to Berlin-based Josh Joblin-Mills’ grandmother, famed for her home-cooked meat pies back in rural New Zealand, Oma Marnies has been stacking up a loyal customer base since it opened…

There Is No Occasion That a Pavlova Doesn’t Add to

There Is No Occasion That a Pavlova Doesn’t Add to

“Most New Zealand and Australian rivalries are fought on the rugby field, the cricket pitch or the netball court,” according to the Vancouver Sun’s Tracey Tufnail, who includes her own family’s recipe for the…

Peter Gunn off to Italy for Young Chef Competition

Peter Gunn off to Italy for Young Chef Competition

A mighty fine plate of beef short ribs with roast celery vinaigrette has secured Attica sous-chef, New Zealand-born Peter Gunn a trip to Milan in June to compete with the world’s top up-and-coming kitchen…

Simon Baeyertz Helping Reclaim Puerto Rico’s Food Paradise

Simon Baeyertz Helping Reclaim Puerto Rico’s Food Paradise

New Zealander Simon Baeyertz, a “music-business refugee” who once worked with Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson, is now the owner of and the driving force behind Caribbean hotel El Blok. Along…

South Island Fly Fishing a Bucket List Must

South Island Fly Fishing a Bucket List Must

A combination of big fish, spectacular scenery and clear streams has made New Zealand, particularly the South Island, a “bucket bucket-list destination for diehard trout anglers”, according to American writer and fisherman Chris Santella. “Like…

Flat White Now Available at Starbucks Throughout the US

Flat White Now Available at Starbucks Throughout the US

When produced properly the Flat White – now on offer at Starbucks throughout the United States – is made with art and science and dolloped with culture, according to Melburnian CNN contributor Andrew Demaria….

Margot Henderson Picks Devilled Crabs for Final Meal

Margot Henderson Picks Devilled Crabs for Final Meal

Renowned London chef, New Zealand-born Margot Henderson would take her last meal at a Pictish fort in the Inner Hebrides, “sitting on a pile of rocks overlooking the ocean, and surrounded by family, friends…

Canadian and Californian Pie Shops Loved by Locals

Canadian and Californian Pie Shops Loved by Locals

New Zealand-owned pie shops are popping up all over the place with Wiseys Pies & Bakehouse in Toronto, Canada and BurtoNZ Bakery in California the latest to introduce our savoury traditions to the world.

Flat White Having Something of a Moment in LA

Flat White Having Something of a Moment in LA

You can with increasing frequency find a flat white on the menu boards at specialty coffee shops around Los Angeles, from Coffee + Food and other cafés that take their inspiration from New Zealand and…

Ben Shewry Invites the World to Tasmania for Lavish Dinner

Ben Shewry Invites the World to Tasmania for Lavish Dinner

Australia’s best chefs, our own Ben Shewry (pictured, right) and locals Peter Gilmore (centre) and Neil Perry, recently hosted one of the most lavish meals in the country’s history, designed to convince international visitors…

Graeme Mahy Looks to Brew up Some Beauties in NSW

Graeme Mahy Looks to Brew up Some Beauties in NSW

New Zealander Graeme Mahy was a key player in setting up Murray’s Craft Brewing Co. in NSW in 2006 before travelling the world to gain knowledge about beer production and also impart…

Auckland’s French Café One of World’s Top Five Restaurants

Auckland’s French Café One of World’s Top Five Restaurants

Auckland restaurant The French Café, run by hotelier Simon Wright and wife Creghan Molloy Wright, has shot to global fame after being voted one of the top five best fine-dining establishments in the world. The…

New Zealand-Inspired US Burger Bach Cookin’ Up our Beef

New Zealand-Inspired US Burger Bach Cookin’ Up our Beef

Burger Bach, a New Zealand-inspired gastropub chain based in Virginia, has plans for a third restaurant south in the North Carolina city of Durham. The chain’s point of difference in a country not short…

Galway’s Kai Café and Restaurant Ireland’s Best

Galway’s Kai Café and Restaurant Ireland’s Best

Kai Café & Restaurant in Galway, run by New Zealander Jess Murphy and her Irish husband David, has won the top prize in Ireland’s Georgina Campbell Awards 2015, the country’s longest-running hospitality awards. Kai, named…

Providores and Tapa Room London’s Best for NZ Fare

Providores and Tapa Room London’s Best for NZ Fare

Peter Gordon’s Providores and Tapa Room on Marylebone High St is the Telegraph’s favourite place in London to enjoy food from New Zealand. “London has a restaurant to suit just about every cuisine in the…

Scott Baigent Capitalising on Ireland’s Fondness for Craft Beer

Scott Baigent Capitalising on Ireland’s Fondness for Craft Beer

When New Zealander Scott Baigent and business partner Australian-born Cam Wallace landed in Ireland four years ago, they decided to capitalise on the gaping hole in the craft beer market. In 2011, the pair launched…

Matt Lambert Explains NZ Cuisine to New Yorkers

Matt Lambert Explains NZ Cuisine to New Yorkers

Matt Lambert, executive chef at The Musket Room in New York, explains New Zealand cuisine and the restaurant’s sophisticated take on it to Forbes’ contributor Jenny Nguyen-Barron. Lambert also shares his point of…

The Musket Room Challenges Assumptions of Kiwi Food

The Musket Room Challenges Assumptions of Kiwi Food

Amelia Lester writes for The New Yorker restaurant column this week about Australasian cuisine, with a focus on the Musket Room, the highly acclaimed restaurant of New Zealander Matt Lambert. She writes of the growing…

Nervous Cumbrian Brewer Matt Clarke Sends Pale Ale Home

Nervous Cumbrian Brewer Matt Clarke Sends Pale Ale Home

Head brewer at Cumbria’s Hawkshead Brewery in England, Whanganui-born Matt Clarke, sent a New Zealand Pale Ale (NZPA) to Wellington for the 21st birthday celebration of renowned bar The Malthouse, as part…

St. John Regular Sam Neill Bemoans the French Wine List

St. John Regular Sam Neill Bemoans the French Wine List

Actor Sam Neill has been frequenting London’s St. John restaurant for nearly 20 years, and while he’s obsessed with the place his greatest passion is reserved for New Zealand vineyards. “Neill is an oenophile and…

Nadia Lim Hits the Road to Discover NZ’s Best Local Produce

Nadia Lim Hits the Road to Discover NZ’s Best Local Produce

Nadia Lim – 2011 New Zealand MasterChef winner – has premiered her new eight-part series New Zealand with Nadia Lim on the Asian Food Channel. Lim’s quest to discover the best local produce took…

Australia’s Top Restaurant Run by New Zealander Ben Shewry

Australia’s Top Restaurant Run by New Zealander Ben Shewry

Melbourne’s Attica, run by New Zealander Ben Shewry, has been named Australia’s top restaurant at this year’s annual Gourmet Traveller awards. Attica is one of Melbourne’s premium fine dining restaurants, offering carefully crafted meals with…

The Musket Room Offers Impeccable New Zealand Cuisine

The Musket Room Offers Impeccable New Zealand Cuisine

“The Musket Room serves New Zealand cuisine with an impeccable presentation, adding a bit of whimsy with touches, such as edible flowers. And it is shaking things up with a revamped cocktail menu”…

Meringue Girl Pipes Bite-Size Treats for London’s Feast

Meringue Girl Pipes Bite-Size Treats for London’s Feast

Growing up in Auckland, co-founder of London’s Meringue Girls Stacey O’Gorman, says from a young age she has always had a passion for food. O’Gorman met Meringue Girls co-founder Alex Hoffler while…

Educating Brazilians about the Art of Coffee

Educating Brazilians about the Art of Coffee

Former Aucklander Marco Kerkmeester, owner of Sao Pãulo-based coffee chain Santo Grão, currently employs more than 200 people across seven stores, and he has grand plans for up to 40 more cafés…

Flat White Emblematic of Berlin’s Coffee Evolution

Flat White Emblematic of Berlin’s Coffee Evolution

The flat white has transformed cafés in Germany’s capital Berlin, with the city’s “dreary drip brew and morbid Milchkaffee” fast becoming a thing of the past. New Zealander Shannon Campbell – owner of café

Margot Henderson Remembers Childhood’s Odd Foods

Margot Henderson Remembers Childhood’s Odd Foods

“Margot Henderson is a lauded chef, cookery writer and the co-owner of Rochelle Canteen. First establishing herself at the French House in Soho, she is one of the pioneers of the seasonal…

Thai Street-Food Heaven in London

Thai Street-Food Heaven in London

Owner of London restaurant The Begging Bowl, New Zealand chef Jane Alty has it “sussed” according to Independent reviewer Lisa Markwell. “We’ve got in just under the wire, as lunch is served till…