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K-Oui Pâtisserie – Sweet taste of France with a Korean twist

K-Oui Pâtisserie – Sweet taste of France with a Korean twist

May 6, 2024

New Zealand Chef Peter Gordon is considered, world-wide, the father of fusion cuisine, a cuisine that combines elements of different culinary traditions and which the Oxford English Dictionary describes as “a style of cookery which blends ingredients and methods of preparation from…

 
NaturKidz Fruit Crispz

NaturKidz Fruit Crispz

April 24, 2024

And the winner is! A few weeks ago I wrote about the Nelson medal winners at the annual Outstanding Food Producer Awards and said a new Nelson business, NaturKidz, was awarded four gold medals. Bonnie Slade, the founder of NaturKidz,…

 
Rata Farm will spice up your life

Rata Farm will spice up your life

February 28, 2024

Do you like a little spice in your life? If you do, then Rata Farms has something to really light up your tastebuds. Located on Lansdowne Road Troy Dando and his team not only grow juicy strawberries but they also…

 
Rust Kitchen & Eatery

Rust Kitchen & Eatery

February 7, 2024

When Nelson’s favourite French couple, Greg and Mylene Auphan, sold Rustic Cuisine on Rutherford St Ian and Pam White picked up the baton. They renamed the café Rust Kitchen & Eatery and have added their flair to the offerings we…

 
The Big Score Bread

The Big Score Bread

January 17, 2024

It all started with a home-built bread oven in the backyard… Bread is one of those staples of life, and has been so for centuries, but over the years convenience and mass production means most of us buy our bread…

 
Goodbye 2023 and buy Nelson products

Goodbye 2023 and buy Nelson products

December 27, 2023

It’s time to say goodbye to 2023 and for some, including me, the end can’t come soon enough as we look forward to much better and happier 2024. 2023 was a challenging year for many reasons, but the key driver…

 
Heke Homemade Herbals

Heke Homemade Herbals

October 4, 2023

It’s been several years since I caught up with Emme Heke from Heke Homemade Herbals so we sat down and chatted over a coffee (and tea!) a couple of weeks ago to find out what’s been happening in her world.…

 
Lip-smacking food from down under the hood

Lip-smacking food from down under the hood

September 29, 2023

The Under The Hood BBQ business is a fantastic success story I have been following for some time, and Michelle and Dave King’s story has taken another turn – or should I say, has taken on a life of its…

 
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