A taste of France in the Bay

  La Brioche is an authentic French bakery and patisserie in the centre of Tauranga.   They have been supplying authentically French delights since November last year. Their baker is French, so he knows the French secrets. He makes all...... Read More

Search on for NZ's tastiest snarler

Judgement time is drawing nearer for butchers as the hunt is on for the nation’s best tasting sausage. Sausage makers from all around New Zealand are perfecting their recipes and preparing to send entries into this year’s Great New Zealand...... Read More

Chefs and farmers boost NZ food story

Chefs passionate about working with New Zealand beef and lamb are playing their part in showcasing New Zealand’s unique food story through the nation’s longest running culinary award programme. 2018 marks 22 years of the Beef and Lamb Excellence...... Read More

Wonderful wine and food

Tauranga Tasting Tours is doing another pilgrimage to the stunning wineries of the winterless north on October 27-29. Three wonderful days, enriched with wine and food! Just 40 minutes North of Auckland lies the picturesque Matakana wine region, the...... Read More

Bringing the sea to your plate

Competition is certainly heating up for the entry dishes for the Ora King Salmon Awards. A big thanks to Debbie and the team at The Rabbit Hole for the invite to not only try the entry dish, but to enjoy a superb five-course wine and food match degustation...... Read More

Tauranga shines at producer awards

The 2017 Farmers Market New Zealand Winter Food Awards were recently judged in Gisborne at the Eastern Institute of Technology. Tauranga’s very own true Farmers Market scooped six producer awards, two of which were main category sections. Entry...... Read More

Soup to warm and heal

Cold nights filled with runny noses and chesty coughs call for warming and delicious soups. This recipe not only pleases the taste buds, but is a nutrient powerhouse, offering up a number of anti-inflammatory spices and vegetables, helping you to fight...... Read More

REVIEW: Visually stunning meals

Aside from the fantastic service, the cheerful staff and the suave atmosphere, Bureta Bar and Eatery doesn’t skimp on aesthetic details. Bureta Bar and Eatery, located at 50 Bureta Rd, Otumoetai, serves not only tastebud-tingling food but visually...... Read More

Try a 'Lotato' today

The humble potato is not what it used to be. Lambasted by health fanatics worldwide for being too high in carbohydrates, there is now a low carb alternative – Lotatoes. The potato growers working with T&G (originally Turners & Growers) have produced...... Read More

Divine gift of persimmon

The tree is a stunning specimen – broad-spreading angular branches, the fruit are like bright glossy orange Christmas baubles deliberately dangled from the tree and, in the fruit bowl and on the plate, they look and taste spectacular. They are...... Read More