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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,…

 
Motueka RSA – where everyone knows your name

Motueka RSA – where everyone knows your name

April 20, 2024

A couple of weeks ago I dropped in to see Rebecca Hodges, the manager at the Motueka RSA because, to me, places like RSA’s and other clubs fill a huge need in the community. These places aren’t about fancy restaurant…

 
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…

 
Cable Bay Café

Cable Bay Café

February 21, 2024

I totally understand councils need to carry out repairs and maintenance on local roads and sometimes I get a little frustrated at the timing of such works, but I’m sure the owners of businesses impacted by road closures needed to…

 
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…

 
Bob’s Rock Wines

Bob’s Rock Wines

January 21, 2024

Bob’s Rock Vineyard is a tiny producer tucked away on a hillside location at Ngatimoti. Producing less than 200 cases of wine a year, all made from a single Italian grape variety. For me, it’s producers like this that add…

 
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…

 
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