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Food, Wine & Beverages

¡Ole Mexico!

Why can't we respect foreign cuisines without feeling the need to make a fast buck by dumbing them down to a cheap, and frequently nasty, takeaway or by processing and packaging them for quick and easy, and unauthentic, dishes to be heated at home? To my

Tempora Mutantur

It was a Latin axiom that I could never get quite right at school, "Tempora muntantur, nos et mutamur in illis"…the times are changed and we are changed in them.

A High and Mighty Liquor

Plato once said, perhaps after a zythos or two with his mates in the back bar of The Wooden Horse, "He was a wise man who invented beer."

Ring the Changes, Olympically

One of the great pitfalls with food at home these days can be boredom, mainly through eating the same dishes if not day after day, then week after week. For whatever reason, this can destroy one of life's great pleasures!

TV Dinners

There are some dishes however that might not be out of place on a twenty-first century table; as leeks are in season try this one from the book but with the style of writing it is essential to read the whole recipe first.

If It Works Don’t Fix It

Well, it's "The Food Truck". I watched all of the first series on television and was watching the odd episode in series two when I received "The Food Truck Cookbook".

Showing Off

Last Saturday I was at Wellington's Westpac Stadium and saw scrums and mauls that would have delighted the heart of any All Black coach. But I wasn't there to watch rugby... I was at the Cake Tin for The Food Show 2012.