Tag Archives: Kiwiana

Chef Mark Simmons Runs the Show at NY’s Kiwiana

Chef Mark Simmons Runs the Show at NY’s Kiwiana

At the height of global protests against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban last year, New York restaurateur and chef Mark Simmons decided to add a personal message to the bottom of his customer bills…

A Kiwi Chef in NYC Uses Receipt To Remind People ‘Immigrants Make America Great’

A Kiwi Chef in NYC Uses Receipt To Remind People ‘Immigrants Make America Great’

Mark Simmons – “a Kiwi chef residing in New York City has found the perfect way to throw some subtle shade at U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration policies,” writes Lucy Quaggin for

Pohutukawa, Paua and Recycled Bottles Kiwiana Floristry Arrangement

Pohutukawa, Paua and Recycled Bottles Kiwiana Floristry Arrangement

Learn how to make a pohutukawa, paua and recycled bottle Kiwiana floristry arrangement by Astar on her YouTube Astar’s Place. Perfect gift for those homesick Kiwi’s overseas.

Original Kiwiburger Advert

Original Kiwiburger Advert

Go back in time and revisit the 1999 Kiwiburger advert by Mcdonald’s. The advert mentions 46 different well known Kiwiana items as well as being quite a catchy song….

Moments in Time – Hokey Pokey

Moments in Time – Hokey Pokey

Hokey Pokey is a popular sweet in New Zealand, and is often used as an example of ‘kiwiana’ culture. But how and where was it first created? Watch a…

Made in New Zealand

Made in New Zealand

“Visiting New Zealand with my 1-year-old daughter, and with nephews at home in America, I became obsessed with finding them something actually made in the country,” Meg Nesterov writes for Gadling. “I was impressed…

Elevating Comfort Food

Elevating Comfort Food

“In the global landscape of New York City dining, New Zealand is underrepresented,” The Wall Street Journal’s Lauren Lancaster writes. “Chef Mark Simmons, best known for a stint on the fourth season of Top…

Taste of Kiwiana in New York

Taste of Kiwiana in New York

This month New Zealand chef Mark Simmons, a former contestant on US television show Top Chef , opened Kiwiana in Park Slope, New York. The Village Voice spoke to Simmons about his new restaurant,…

Top Chef to Open Kiwiana

Top Chef to Open Kiwiana

In August, New Zealander and Top Chef season 4 survivor Mark Simmons, is planning to open Kiwiana in New York on Union Street. The restaurant will feature lamb and seafood, both of which New…