There’s a place in Hastings, in the North Island’s Hawke’s Bay, to visit for a most delicious weekday lunch, among an orchard and pack-house and alongside orchard workers too. It’s a staff canteen of sorts, a tremendous and classic kiwi food experience, and the sort of food place that makes you feel good to be out and about in the beautiful country that is New Zealand.Read More
You can still find them, in the suburbs of our cities and in the main streets of our small towns. The bell rings as you walk in. And there’s invariably a character behind the counter, to talk about what’s best on offer today and to help with that preferred cut.
Yes, you’re in one of New Zealand’s independent butcher shops. You’re in a terrific place to purchase fresh meat, poultry and small-goods for a meal or two…..Read More
Te Mata Peak, in the Hawke's Bay. The view from the top takes in a tremendous expanse of land, river and sea. And there's the clue to the food treasures around here. Sheep, beef and dairy farming. A lot of produce, especially orchard fruit. Not to mention the famous vineyards. Time to leave the peak, and explore.....Read More