Recipes for success from best selling, 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

EASTER INSPIRATIONS

You don’t have to be a fanatical foodie to enjoy gorging your way through the Easter break —after all, feasting during this period is a historical tradition around the world. Although manyRead more

CELEBRATING KIWI KAI

The bounties of summer are fading away but we can still celebrate the best of the country’s food and wine whether it be at home, under an apple tree or beside a lake.   I love the fact thatRead more

Dog Point

Dog Point Vineyard is owned and managed by highly respected husband and wife teams, Ivan and Margaret Sutherland and James and Wendy Healy. Famed for gathering a cult following almost prior to theRead more

ON CRANBERRY POND

An unusual fruit catches the eye of Michael Ryan. We are in the heart of Massachusetts cranberry country, about an hour's easy drive south of Boston. "Amazing," says the woman standing next to me.Read more

CELEBRATE IRISH STYLE

He was born around 385AD in either Wales or Scotland (it’s debatable). Kidnapped by raiders he was taken to Ireland but escaped. He later returned to introduce Christianity. Ireland’s patronRead more

BIG ON BAKES

The tantalising aromas of cakes and cookies baking is enough to tempt even the family’s most hardened cell phone addict to abandon playing on their device and head for the kitchen.  According toRead more

FRUITS IN THE MAIN

The current mantra ‘eat more vegetables’ can also be applied to fruits. And summer is the season of bountiful fruitfulness. A lunchtime favourite at our house is crisp lettuce, topped with freshRead more

BEANS, BEETS & BOK CHOY

Green beans are a popular summer vegetable. But are they a veg? Botanists call them ‘fruit’ because fruits are structures that contain seeds. And the green bean we enjoy is an immature pod withRead more

HOT CHICKEN COOL

Tempting aromas of hot roasted chickens greet me every time I enter my local supermarket. If you’re hungry there’s a chance you’ll grab one for dinner. They’re relatively budget-friendly —Read more

DOUBLE DELISH

Cooking for two is something many of us do every day. Because there are fewer likes and dislikes to cater for, it can be fun, easy and a great time to experiment with new ingredients. It doesn't needRead 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

KUNG HEI FAT CHOY

Just when you thought the festive season was over, along comes Chinese New Year. The longest and most important celebration on the Chinese calendar, the festivities this year run from 25 January to 8Read more

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 2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Award for Best Food/Wine Guide. Read More

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