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COOL KUMARA

There’s a brand new kumara in town – and it’s skin and flesh is purple. This very different variety bred by Plant & Food New Zealand is ‘Purple Dawn’ and I’m impressed with it.
All kumara not only taste great but they are packed with more vitamins C and E (antioxidants) than potatoes, pasta and rice.

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Selaks Taste Collection + Roast Day

Just in time for New Zealand Roast Day on Sunday 6 August, Selaks has introduced The Taste Collection, a celebration of the generous and distinct flavours that have made Selaks wines so extraordinary and sought after for over 80 years.

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Restaurant Visits

Mat McLean, head chef and owner of Palate restaurant, has a well deserved reputation as one of New Zealand’s leading chefs.

With Mat at the helm, Palate has been a finalist in the Cuisine Awards every year — including Best Regional Restaurant in New Zealand in 2011 and 2012— endorsing its position as one of New Zealand's best restaurants. Palate has a one-hat endorsement from Cuisine (2015 and 2016).

Jan Bilton also visited: Vineyard restaurants in Marlborough, Hectors Restaurant at Heritage Auckland, Zealong Tea House in Hamilton, Rata in Queenstown, The Sugar Club in Auckland, The Food Truck Garage in Auckland, Floriditas in Wellington and Herzog Winery, Restaurant & Bistro in Marlborough.

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SOUP SEASON

Soup Season. Recipes: Real Chicken Noodle Soup, Super French Onion Soup, Potato & Ham Chowder, Hearty Minestrone.

RECIPE COLLECTION

Enjoy the online recipe library. Recipes and photos by food writer Jan Bilton.

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LATEST COOKBOOKS

Celebrate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. From the team that brought you Marlborough on the Menu, winner of the 2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Award for Best Food/Wine Guide.

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