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Food for the Soul: Black pepper plantians

Food for the Soul: Black pepper plantians

When I was in high school waaaaaaay back in the eighties, I divided my time between listening to Duran Duran and Wham and also chilling out to reggae favourites like Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. I, at one point, started to wonder just what Mr. Marley would’ve eaten at home in Jamaica. Among other things, my search turned up fried plantains. Unlike the familiar sweet yellow bananas that I grew up with, plantains are usually … Read entire article »

Filed under: Jamaican, Vegan, Vegetarian

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Here’s the good thing about picking up all that paper at the Food Show last weekend. I was invited to a friend’s house for dinner and I agreed that I’d bring something sweet for afters. I wanted something new. Something I hadn’t made before. Something extremely lush and indulgent. I started the long sort through all the paper in my regulation issue Food Show bag, and lo and behold…Donna Hay’s flourless chocolate cake! Although I’ve tasted … Read entire article »

Filed under: New Zealand, Vegetarian

The Food Show 2009

The Food Show 2009

I have to say I was totally impressed! This is the first Food Show I have been to since returning from abroad and, being that it is the 10th birthday of The Food Show, it has really grown. There were three full rooms of really well-organised stalls, including whole areas of Taiwanese food and Korean food in amongst all of the other amazing offers. It was brilliant to see our diverse community represented and encompassed … Read entire article »

Filed under: New Zealand