Posts from 2014


Read More Disturbing

Posted on Tue, 01/04/2014

I found this article in the New York Times to be a bit disturbing. Essentially, if I've read it correctly, it is saying that the decades of having it drilled into us by the health authorites that eating saturated...>>>

Read More Cover of Uno

Posted on Tue, 01/04/2014

The latest copy of Uno has a large photo of Courteney and Anneke (a fellow ex-Otumoetai College student, who is professional tri-athelete), posed and buffed in their training kit. Inside Liz French has written a great article...>>>

Read More Pre heating pans

Posted on Wed, 02/04/2014

Somewhere on the internet I watched  a video a few weeks ago, ( which I can't now find!),  of Grant Achatz talking about the way he cooks steak in his home kitchen, and I referenced the comments he made, in...>>>

Read More What makes a good sommelier

Posted on Thu, 03/04/2014

Liked this article very much. Expertise is acquired by doing the hard yards over time, not by getting a certificate. The classroom only gets you a small part of the way there, and there a whole host of other skills...>>>

Read More Sharp knives

Posted on Fri, 04/04/2014

One of my basic tenements in life, if you will, ( and it doesn't sound too grandiose!), is that women are equal to men - not the same, but equal. And being the mother of two female children, it mattered to me greatly...>>>

Read More Photography Day

Posted on Sat, 05/04/2014

Been a big day. Jo Miller, and 6 of her students from Captureit, who are training to be professional photographers spent the day at Somerset, taking photos of all the dishes from 3 Christmas Cookschool series -...>>>

Read More She's back!

Posted on Sun, 06/04/2014

First major outing for our girl post surgery, and so nice to see her in team kit with a huge smile on her face at the start of the sponsered ride...   ...>>>

Read More Hannah's home

Posted on Tue, 08/04/2014

After six and a half years of study, Hannah has applied for and got a job, which to our great delight is here in Tauranga. She and Andrew love the Bay because they are exercise kind of people, and here they can run up...>>>

Read More New Book

Posted on Tue, 08/04/2014

I got caught at the computor reading this lenghty blog from David Lebovitz on the process of bringing a cookbook to fruition, and as a result was a little tardy in getting over to the restaurant to join Rick for...>>>

Read More Food for thought

Posted on Fri, 11/04/2014

American based, but I believe the rational very much applies in NZ too... ...>>>

Read More Amazing People

Posted on Fri, 11/04/2014

Please watch this until the end, and see if you don't cry at the sheer extraordinariness of this amazing woman, and the love and committement of her husband. I am simply in awe..... ...>>>

Read More Peas

Posted on Fri, 25/04/2014

Rick and I have just spent an hour or so over at the restaurant, photographing yet more photos for the Cookschool recipe book - a somewhat massive job, that we trying not to feel too daunted about, by just doing a few at...>>>

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