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Chefs spill the Beans

Other

Word of warning – this is not a beginner’s guide to becoming an instant success in the kitchen. For tips on the right temperature for grilling cheese on toast, look elsewhere. But for aspiring cooks who like a little praise for whipping up…

Michal McKay09 February 2017

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Setting ourselves apart

Land/Farming

Our Bostock New Zealand customers all around the world are demanding premium produce. There is no doubt that our pure New Zealand brand gives us a competitive economic advantage. Our business, which employs over 800 people at the peak of…

John Bostock09 February 2017

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Hungry in the Bay

Other

Child poverty has received much focus recently in New Zealand, with the Child Poverty Monitor indicating up to a third of the country’s kids now live below the poverty line – defi ned as NZ households earning less than 60%…

Bridget Freeman-Rock09 February 2017

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Lifting The Bar For Hawke's Bay Farming

Land/Farming

Numerous studies – such as Call to Arms, refl ecting a panel including Sir Graeme Avery – have indicated the full potential of New Zealand’s agricultural sector, and by implication, the possibilities for Hawke’s Bay. What might we aspire to? Call…

Tom Belford09 February 2017

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Scaling up the food value chain

Other

‘Add value in the food chain’ is a decades old mantra. But it’s mere rhetoric, unless we support and capitalise on the success of existing entrepreneurs, niche exporters, and the next generation of smart companies wanting to add a premium…

Keith Newman09 February 2017

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Hawke's Bay Top Twenty Food Heavyweights

Other

BayBuzz approached about thirty agri-business and food cognoscenti in the region to nominate in confi dence the companies they thought represented the best of Hawke’s Bay. Here’s what I requested: “I’d welcome your suggestions regarding who we might identify as,…

Tom Belford09 February 2017

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SQUEEZING THE APPLE

Land/Farming Food

In the humble apple Hawke’s Bay has the raw ingredient for increased exports, new careers and more jobs, artisan and innovative products, and potentially the cure for cancer. Currently we witness the apple growing, then it disappears overseas, job done.…

Jess Soutar Barron04 February 2017

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Digital Degustation

Food Lifestyle Online

Not long ago, buying food online was seen as a strange, outlandish concept. David Chapman, co-owner of Taradale- based school lunch ordering service Lunch Online, tells me that when the service launched in 2011, the idea that parents of school…

Matthew Miller04 February 2017

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The Take-out evolution

Food Lifestyle

Then through the 90s the world sent us greater and greater fast-food choices: Indian, Thai, Chinese, Italian (if you count Pizza Hut), Americana mega serves of French fries. As the century turned, take- out got fancy, gourmet burgers and exotic…

Jess Soutar Barron04 February 2017

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Kai Māori

Food

It is super important for every person, regardless of culture, to maintain and honour their culinary traditions. There is a continuity of consciousness in the way we prepare food and this speaks to us both physically and emotionally. We are…

Gretta Carney04 February 2017

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Say Cheese

Food Lifestyle

In the 70s Juliet set up The Parson’s Nose, a deli-cafe in Khandallah, Wellington. Four years later she sold up and set sail for a sabbatical in Europe. It lasted a little longer than intended. About forty years longer in…

Michal McKay04 February 2017

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Veggie Garden Basics

Lifestyle

Here’s a quick-guide launch to get you growing over the summer. Worried you’ve missed the boat? In sunny Hawke’s Bay, where we’re blessed with the country’s best food-growing climate, it’s never too late to begin. The Farmers’ Market, for example,…

Bridget Freeman-Rock04 February 2017

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Kitchenalia

Food Voices

Paul is a renter. He’s tried to slough off that moniker many times over the past five years, but one thing (cider making machinery), or the other (a pear orchard) has always got in the way. In the hope that…

Jess Soutar Barron04 February 2017

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The Science of Taste

Health Food

Take a jelly bean. Hold your nose and give it a chew. What sensations do you observe? Actually, even before you placed it in your mouth, especially if you like jelly beans, you’ve probably started a complex chain of reactions…

Sarah Cates04 February 2017

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Orgasmic Peaches

Health Food

Hawke’s Bay has a great growing climate … aside from the wind. We also have some great soils. And we have water for irrigation. But most of us are coasting on our illusory laurels of food quality. Yes, we have…

Phyliss Tichinin04 February 2017

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EATING WELL

Health Food Lifestyle

While obesity rates are up, awareness around nutrition is too. In answering the BayBuzz ‘How We Eat’ survey, our readers shared their specific dietary habits/ preferences, showing that the majority of respondents make definite nutritional choices about their food –…

Lizzie Russell04 February 2017

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HOW HAWKE’S BAY EATS

Food

We hope you enjoy seeing in this report how you fit into the Hawke’s Bay foodie profile represented by our nearly 500 responders. So, how do we see ourselves when it comes to food? Relating to food Clearly food is…

Tom Belford04 February 2017

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