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

SUPER FOR COELIACS

It’s estimated that between 60 and 70,000 New Zealanders have coeliac disease but about 80 per cent don't realise it. Hence the Coeliac New Zealand Organisation is providing helpful hints duringRead more

TANTALISINGLY FRESH

The recent inaugural Feast Waikato proved beyond doubt that the small food producers in New Zealand have talent. From award-winning boutique butters, ferments and cheeses to brews, honeys and iceRead more

PASTA PLEASE

Although today pasta is a widely enjoyed meal, it was once available only to Italian noblemen. And up until the 16th century, pasta was combined with a variety of sweet ingredients and cooked wellRead more

HIGH FIVES

Help remove the stress from weekday cooking with a little bit of planning and these easy-to-prepare five-ingredient meals. For Monday to Friday dinners, there’s nothing practical about a recipeRead more

HOT FOR SOUPS

Hurray! Soup weather has arrived. For me, Monday’s lunch is also Wednesday night’s dinner. I simply double the recipe then freeze it in meal-lot quantities. A good soup is a meal in one bowl,Read more

FRUITS OF SUCCESS

Autumn fruits are a tasty antidote to a dose of the blues that come with cooler days. And a new star on the scene is the red-fleshed kiwifruit, albeit in limited quantities. I first tasted an AsianRead more

APPETISING ASIAN

Asian cooking techniques and condiments are now so widely used in Kiwi kitchens that they have become the norm. Stir-frying has been around since New Zealand’s gold rush days and the popularity ofRead more

ENJOY EASTER

Most countries observing Easter have their own unique traditions but all have one thing in common — food. Maybe this is because in many societies it follows weeks of foregoing treats. EasterRead more

MUSHROOM MAGIC

Once known as the ‘food of the gods’, wild mushrooms have been enjoyed around the world for thousands of years. However, not all of us wish to experiment with the wild varieties found in theRead more

GLUTEN-FREE FARE

Several years back, when two family members were diagnosed as gluten intolerant, I thought ‘Oh no, planning meals is going to become harder’. There weren’t many products available to helpRead more

TASTY TRENDS

So what’s happening with food trends overseas? My foodie friends in the UK tend to agree on one thing — plant-based meals are certainly on the up. Vegetarian and vegan meals are becomingRead more

THE TASTE OF PASSION

Passionfruit were first discovered around 1700 in the jungles of Brazil by a Jesuit priest. They were named the ‘Passion of Christ’ because the plant’s flower resembled religious symbols.  AnRead 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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