Food Archive

Breaking: New Zealand has a new best chip

Two years after her fateful chip ranking was published, Madeleine Chapman issues a correction.

Eat everything in your kitchen this lockdown

Go hard, go early, eat all the pickles.

What to do with tangelos, the sad uncle of the cheery citrus family

When life gives you sour little oranges, make cake.

Five toastie hacks to help you through lockdown

How to get more out of everyone’s favourite lockdown lunch.

Recipe: One-pan brussels sprouts with walnuts and bacon

Convert any remaining sprout-haters in your life with this easy-to-love take on a misunderstood vegetable.

How three guys called Matt became the quiet achievers of the craft beer scene

It started as a hobby with a silly name, but 10 years on, Parrotdog is here to stay.

Growing the world’s most expensive spice in New Zealand

With each precious stigma plucked delicately by hand, saffron cultivation requires serious dedication – and it shows in the price tag.

Auckland’s pint-sized pancake palace farewells the CBD

After two decades of fuelling uni students and office workers with delicious Korean hotteok, No. 1 Pancake has vacated its hole in the wall.

The wahine winemaker hunting for a sense of place

She hunts, she butchers, she makes wine – but Jannine Rickards is only just getting started.

Recipe: Vietnamese pho with garlic sesame tofu

Hearty and comforting, this twist on a classic is jazzed up with garlicky tofu and beautiful brown field mushrooms. 

What the hell has happened to the McFlurry®?

McDonald’s must address this grave offence that we just kind of didn’t notice for many years.

Inside one artist’s fantastical world of felt food

Cute and unnerving at the same time, these squishy sculptures are heading to Wellington.

We’ve got enough food – it’s the political will that’s missing

Hunger in Aotearoa isn’t a result of food unavailability, but inaccessibility.

Even more of The Mad Butcher’s maddest insta-breakfasts

In the third instalment of an annual-ish series, Alex Casey takes a cruise through the bizarre breakfast offerings on The Mad Butcher's Instagram. 

Recipe: Bircher muesli with maple pears and walnuts

Add a bit of excitement to your morning muesli.

The truth behind the cult Japanese convenience stores opening in NZ

Konbini culture comes to Auckland? Not quite...

One man’s agonising, thwarted attempt to spend 24 hours in a Denny’s

Our reporter did not fulfil his mission, but he learned a few things along the way.

The snacks of a southern sojourn: A food comic about Christchurch

Liliana Mañetto Quick takes us on a culinary odyssey through the Garden City.

A feast for all senses: The making of pan-Pacific food and theatre show Takurua

What do you get when you combine a five-course banquet with pan-Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa performance? Find out at this month's Elemental Festival.

Why people are lining up for hours at this little North Shore bakery

What's so special about Young's Bakery? Hint: it's not just the cakes and pastries.

Recipe: Savoury bread and butter pudding

Meet your new favourite side dish. 

Operation cheese lollipops: The mission to uncover a most unusual snack

They're lollipops, but they're made of cheese. And in China, they're one of Fonterra's biggest hits.

The recipe bases and meal companions of New Zealand pantries, ranked

Release the Rice Risotto ad as a single, you cowards.