Food is such an amazingly vast topic, no one could ever stop learning about it. We thought we'd share the food knowledge by rounding up some fun facts. Enjoy! Nadia x
Today Mike, Danielle and Kay, from our Test Kitchen, were invited to visit ‘The Garden’s Primary School’ in Manurewa to participate in their soup making initiative called “Souptastic”.
This week we're excited to provide Gourmet Bag foodies with delicious, succulent confit duck from “Gameford Lodge” to create Glazed Duck with Chervil Mash, Spring Veg and Fig Jus. Duck is such a treat and I’m a real fan of Gameford Lodge’s beautiful products. I love how providing you with confit duck takes some of the hard work out of a meal.
Earlier this week we ran our FIRST EVER My Food Bag cooking class - one of our ways to say thank you to some of our most loyal customers.
Every now and then, we give our Gourmet foodies a little taste of restaurant fare, right in the comfort of their own home. Our Guest Chef series, which launched in October 2013, has included recipes from some of our country’s most accomplished chefs.
Albert and his team from the aptly named ‘Albert’s Kitchen’ in Pukekohe often supply you lovely foodies with his handmade breads and pizza bases - they’re some of the best we’ve ever had here in New Zealand!
Enough of us talking; we thought we’d share with you some recent feedback from one of our customers. Thanks for sharing this with us Sianne.
Our lucky chefs, including myself, were at an exclusive cutting class run by the friendly team from Harmony and Neat Meat in Ponsonby Central recently.
Sometimes, a good dressing is all you need to transform a mundane salad into a sensational salad! Dressings can often be high in fat with lots of oil and mayonnaise, but some of my favourite dressings not only pack a flavour punch, but are healthy too. It’s easy to make up your own dressings (and you can get a little creative), but the key thing is you get a good balance of sour, salty and sweet flavours. You can always throw in some aromatic herbs too!
We know you all love to share pictures of your My Food Bag creations; whether it be showing us your good work, or impressing others with your culinary skills. We've had countless requests to share tips and tricks to help you snap like a professional. Here are our top 5 pointers:
Edamame, unripened green soybeans fresh from the pod, are among the few plant-based foods that supply complete protein. This staple in Japanese cuisine is not only healthy, but yummy too! Some of you Food Bag foodies would have tried edamame beans in our recipes recently and might be struggling to work out what to do with your left overs. How about try one of these recipes!
We’re proud to supply L’Authentique, an award-winning, New Zealand owned and operated charcuterie. They specialise in quality French products made from locally sourced free-range meats, created by imported French men.
This week we're excited to be providing Family Bag foodies with beautiful smoked kahawai from ‘Smokey Seafood’ to create delicious Smoked Fish and Pumpkin Cakes. I’m a real fan of their smoked seafood – I love its rich flavour and delicate texture!
What better way to warm up on a cold winter’s day than to sit down and enjoy a bowl of delicious soup. Here’s an adaptation of one of our most popular Classic Food Bag recipes, that’s not only perfect for this weather, but will also use up any leftover root veggies that you may have in your kitchen.
I love cooking with fresh herbs as they turn an everyday meal into a culinary masterpiece. Fresh herbs provide not only vibrant flavour, but make the food look and smell amazing! Although the wonderful world of fresh herbs can be confusing as there’s such a variety of herby goodness.
This week our friends at Harmony will be providing Gourmet foodies with some delicious sous-vide pork shoulder for Wednesday night’s Pulled Pork and Black Bean Soft Tacos. This cooking method takes the hard work out of achieving the delicious results of a slow cooked meal.
This week we're excited to provide Gourmet Bag foodies with beautiful pumpkin spaghetti from “Pasta Mia” to create delicious Pumpkin Spaghetti with Wine Barrel Smoked Mushrooms, Balsamic Shallots, Chèvre and Spinach. I’m a real fan of their authentic pasta products – I love their delicious flavour and beautiful texture!
We're proud as punch to be part of The Chiefs Family, feeding the lads with our nutritious (and delicious) recipes and fresh ingredients. I love travelling to the Waikato for some hands on time in the kitchen with the boys. They're as talented in the kitchen as they are on the field!
After you’ve treated Mum this weekend with a delicious Regal Artisan Salmon Breakfast Bagel, how about you make her feel extra special with these gorgeous Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles. These are super quick to make and incredibly decadent, I’m certain Mum with love them!
Winter is here, which brings the arrival of persimmons! These orange delights are under-rated and people often don't know what to do with them. So here's a recipe for a quick, simple and healthy dessert that will (hopefully) make you fall in love with them!