Alice Neville

Alice Neville is The Spinoff's food editor. Email her on

Jul 19, 2018

Do not fear the dark side – drink it

Fill the void of those long, lonely winter nights with a dark beer – there's one out there for you, we promise.

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Jul 15, 2018

Why punch is illegal in New Zealand (kind of)

In the best drinking cities in the world, sharing a punch bowl with your mates at a bar makes for a splendid evening.

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Jul 10, 2018

Tino reka! Fry bread, creamed pāua and boil-up for Matariki

Chef Luke Adams shares three delicious Māori dishes.

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Jul 8, 2018

Beans behind bars: Turning prisoners into baristas

A new addition to Wellington's cafe scene is giving former female prisoners the chance to hone their barista skills.

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Jul 4, 2018

Smash the beer patriarchy! How women are putting brews before bros

Gather round, hop-loving harridans of Aotearoa, for now is our time.

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Jul 2, 2018

Raise your glasses to The Spinoff Food!

We’re jolly excited to announce the launch of The Spinoff’s newest section, dedicated to all things food and drink.

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Jun 28, 2018

Karena and Kasey’s big dinner was incredible. But was it worth $320?

Alice Neville went along to The Creation Dinner, a pop-up restaurant by MasterChef winners Karena and Kasey Bird, and it was bloody good.

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