Recipes for success from best selling, multi award-winning cookbook author and syndicated newspaper columnist,

Jan Bilton

Let me share with you the pleasures and experience gained through a lifetime of working in the world of food. Author of 27 cookbooks, including the best-selling New Zealand Kiwifruit Cookbook (140,000 copies sold internationally) and Marlborough on the Menu (winner of Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards 2010 for Best Food/Wine Guide); food and lifestyle magazine editor (Living Today, The Foodtown Magazine); syndicated columnist, travel writer, restaurant owner — and home cook.

My Mantra is: Real Food for Real People. Please join me for a taste.

Recipes, Wines and Restaurants

CANNED DELIGHTS

Health professionals encourage us to eat more fruit and using canned varieties is an economical way to bump up your daily intake. However, where possible, choose canned fruits in juice rather thanRead more

Gluten-free Japanese Cheesecake

I decorated the cheesecake with some whipped cream and freeze-dried strawberries. 3 eggs, separated 150g plain cream cheese 50g butter 1/4 cup milk 70g gluten-free self-raising flour 1 teaspoonRead more

MOCHA & HONEY ROASTED PEANUT PAVS

The peanuts add a salty sweetness. Special occasion treats. 3 egg whites 1 1/4 cups caster sugar 2 teaspoons cornflour 1 teaspoon each: white vinegar, vanilla essence 4 tablespoons boiling water 50gRead more

LARGELY LENTILS

Lentils are a nutritious versatile food. A key ingredient in soups, salads, sides, casseroles and savoury bakes, they’re ridiculously cheap and can be stored in airtight containers for months.Read more

Sideways New Zealand by Rex Pickett

Have you viewed the film Sideways (adapted from Rex Pickett’s book of the same name) where the lead character Miles Raymond introduces his about-to-be-married actor friend Jack Manse to Pinot NoirRead more

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With cooler weather creeping up on us one thing I relish is the prospect of enjoying a bowl of hot nourishing soup. It is the perfect multi-purpose food. It can be a warming winter lunch, anRead more

POSITIVELY PRUNES

The other day I noticed that America’s Sunsweet Prunes is running a promotional campaign on social media and it brought back memories of my early career. A few years ago, when I was finishing myRead more

AUTUMN APPEALS

Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits. Samuel Butler, English author. So let’s enjoy these seasonal treats: apples, nashi and eggplants plusRead more

PETAL PIZZAZ

The creative use of flowers and herbs in cookery was a feature of Roman banquets. They were also popular (and still are) in medicines and Chinese and Indian recipes, and plates gaily decorated withRead more

SUMMER SEAFOOD WINNERS

When it comes to fishing, I’m an unsuccessful angler. Fish must know what I have in store for them and dart away. It’s most frustrating.  But I love a fish fuelled summer. Most seafood is low inRead more

FAVOUR SUMMER FLAVOURS

Preserving abundant summer fruits and veg provides sun-kissed flavours to enjoy in cooler months. But if you are a family of just two then it’s best to make small amounts. When jams, pickles andRead more

SIZZLE SEASON

Tantalising smells are wafting across my backyard — it must be time to rev up the barbecue and compete with the neighbours in our annual competition for the best summer aromas. Whatever the typeRead more

RECIPE COLLECTION

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

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COOKBOOKS

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

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