Posts from 2008


Read More Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel

Posted on Tue, 02/12/2008

A book I've meant to read for years, having heard so much about it. Based in Mexico is tells the story of one womans life as woven around her ability to cook. Mystical and magical, but with the very modern thread of people...>>>

Read More A witty email...

Posted on Fri, 05/12/2008

The below was sent to me by a friend, and elicited a chuckle , becos in these overtly politically correct days when we try to please everyone and end up pleasing no-one, I often ponder the simplicity of a benign dictatorship...    ...>>>

Read More Trout Fishing

Posted on Wed, 17/12/2008

I am currently writing the electronic letter for December,  which I'll send out shortly, something I seldom do in one hit. Normally I need a couple of drafts and a bit of time in between, just to ponder what I've written....>>>

Read More Food blog writers

Posted on Fri, 19/12/2008

Increasingly these days, when I am looking for a recipe or need to research a food question, I find myself heading to the computor rather than to our extensive library of books and magazines. I can get lost for hours following...>>>

Read More Molecular Gastronomy

Posted on Mon, 22/12/2008

We did a dinner recently with John Hancock from Trinity Hill - an old friend. John wanted to showcase some of the European grapes that they are growing in New Zealand, Arneis and Viognier and Tempranillo, so we took our cue...>>>

Read More On The Line - Eric Ripert

Posted on Tue, 30/12/2008

I always find books like this somewhat fascinating, becos even though I think I am reasonably savy about the restaurant world, I have to concede there are a lot of fundamental differences between what we do here in Tauranga,...>>>

Read More Bread

Posted on Wed, 31/12/2008

Our Christmas break is nearing an end, and tomorrow I will have to bestir myself and start thinking about being nice to people again. Over the few days we've had off, we haven't exactly been hermits, but there has been a...>>>

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