This weekend I made the trip up from Hamilton to attend The Food Show Auckland, following the food you may say. We arrived not long after the doors had opened and the crowds were already starting to roll in. I was on the look out for familiar faces as well and checking out and tasting lots of new foods….
Today I attended a special long lunch that was put on by Nourish Magazine and Dough Bros here in Hamilton. The lunch was in celebration of favourite local suppliers and the impressive bounty of food produced here in the Waikato. With a guest number seating between 70-80, we were treated to a leisurely four-course lunch alongside some of the growers and artisan makers that are putting the Waikato on the map as a food destination. The lunch stretched over nearly 4 hours and was a great opportunity to sample local produce and chat with like-minded foodies….
Growing up, spending holidays on the East Coast has plenty of amazing memories for my family and I. Along with putting out crayfish pots, laying a hangi and spending hours exploring the streams near the marae, I remember the food. My gran was famous for making her fried bread, money pudding and one of my favourite Maori desserts, Kānga waru….