On the road, and you’ve hit the entranceway to the western side of the Coromandel Peninsula. It’s a seaside town that wears its colonial gold rush past on its sleeve. Gold was discovered in the 1860s and Thames was settled in a flash. Surrounded in spectacular noble bush, the timber industry quickly followed.Read More
Here in New Zealand, we’re surrounded by the sea. Apparently, we’re never further than 119 kilometres from the ocean. That’s the distance of New Zealand’s furthest point from the sea - in Central Otago. So, with all that beautiful coastal water around us, you’re bound to wonder about the most fundamental of food ingredients…salt, of course.
Salt’s the classic and oldest food seasoner, and food preservative. And we’re very pleased to say there’s a lot of it, from right here in New Zealand too….Read More
It’s a grey and grisly winter day, with at times a touch of rain. But a touch of rain should never stop you in search of good real New Zealand food. And, let’s face it, that rain creates the splendour of lush native green forests that come into view as you cross the Firth of Thames. Welcome to the Coromandel.
This region is filled with impressive seaside locations. It’s incredibly popular in the summer, but its beauty continues through the winter. And the seafood on offer, a warming winter chowder, when eaten so close to the sea, is proof of the joy you can find in the New Zealand winter.Read More