Category archives: Food

Top Ten Cookbooks

The last 15 years has seen an explosion in the cookbook market. You only need to pay your local bookshop a visit to see that every chef and cook, celebrity or otherwise has published a collection of recipes and culinary musings. And much as I respect Gordan Ramsey’s restaurateur achievements, it does sometimes feel like he’s in a race to publish as many books as his rival Jamie Oliver… or […]

Top Ten Manuka Honey Brands

Honey, Not Just For Your Toast or Greek Yogurt Manuka Honey has long been renowned for it’s healing qualities through it’s immense antibacterial properties.  So much so that companies in America are utilizing the health benefits of manuka honey to create medical dressings.  Derma Sciences (part owned by Comvita a large honey producer in New Zealand) has been pioneering this technology and received FDA approval for the production of the […]

Top Ten Gas Burners For a Smokehouse

Get the Right Tools So you have been reading DIY guides and fancy having a crack at building your very own smoke house in your backyard? Well we think its a great idea, as long as you take your time and concentrate on the instructions…..and never, never use galvanized metals in the building of your smokehouse. But now that you have created this masterpiece to smoke your meat in, you are going to need […]

Top Ten Soup Recipes

There is something reassuringly comforting and unpretentious about soup. It has the same potential to cheer you up as ice cream and comes in as many different flavours and textures if not more. Pretty much every country and culture in the world has a recipe for soup or broth, from Britain to Bolivia and beyond. A bowl of hot steaming soup on a miserable winters day has the restorative power […]

Top Ten Chocolate Brownie Recipes

More than Meets the Eye with American Cuisine The USA isn’t exactly renowned for their contribution to world gastronomy, but there is more to American cuisine than fast food and diners. Such a melting pot of cultures, new world produce, ideas and often excess is bound to produce something half decent to eat. Which brings us to the brownie. This highly imaginatively named sweet treat was first created approximately 100 […]

Top Ten Pizza Recipes

Pizza is one of the most popular meals being consumed around the world, so much so that a whopping 350 slices of pizza are eaten every second in the US alone (source: Pizza – The Fun Facts About That Great Dish).  That is crazy stats considering the humble beginnings of the modern pizza in which cheese was added to in 1889, taking it from the basic Neopolitan pie to the […]

Top Ten Natural Products from New Zealand

The Pure Source of the Southern Hemisphere New Zealand is known for it’s; lush green pastures, rugged snow capped mountains, pure rivers & lakes and all round beautifully diverse landscape.  All these great assets combine in the clean environment to produce some of the finest natural products in the world. From Manuka honey packed with anti-bacterial properties to the purest milk powder money can buy.  New Zealand has been carving a […]

Top 10 Kitchen Knives

I’m sure there is many a person out there reading this now who has watched their fair share of cooking shows like; Mastechef or Top Chef .  Watching intently as the various recipes are being made by the contestants, admiring the knives they use under pressure to cut their protein or delicately score the skin of a sumptuous cut of pork belly. Now you are thinking it’s your turn to take the next step in […]

Top Ten Chicken Recipes

So often people say that most unusual meat (and other undefinable fleshy food) tastes like chicken, well maybe not survival expert Bear Grylls but that’s because he has eaten the most inedible things on the planet.  However aside from these taste affiliations, chicken is one of the most widely used protein’s (as they love saying on either Top Chef or Masterchef) across the world and provides the base to many a great recipe. Sure there are […]

Top Ten International Breweries

I’m sure of all of you remember your first taste of beer fondly.  Mine happened when a cold beer was secretly handed down to me by my dad whilst he is watching sport with his mates. Whispering nervously he said “just a sip mate, but don’t tell your mom”.  Man, that beer tasted like shit! I doubled back in disgust and carried on drinking my coke, swearing to myself I […]

Top Ten Juicer Appliances

Staying healthy is a combination of a few key things like;  maintaining a good diet, keeping stress free, using the right skin care products and keeping fit.  So with all these things you need to keep an eye on to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it’s very useful when an appliance comes along that can create a wholesome supplement very quickly. What are we talking about? A juicer of course and it’s come a long […]

Top Ten Italian Wines

Italy is famous for many things like; pizza, pasta, passionate people, mafia, the Roman Empire, and ancient architecture to name a few.  But it also produces some of the finest wine this world has to offer, with it being served in some of the finest restaurants and bars. Italy has some of the oldest wine grown regions in the world with the production of wine starting back in 800AD when viticulture was […]

Top Ten Coffee Machines For Home

Enjoy that next coffee from the comfort of your own home Coffee has become one of the biggest beverage industries in the world spreading far and wide, giving it’s energizing hit with gay abandon.  Crazy to think that coffee’s origins started back in the 13th century in the country of Ethiopia, eventually spreading through Europe and the world. With the spread of the black elixir came the love for; what it […]

Top Ten Cooking Shows

Cooking shows have come a long way from the simple two dimensional programme’s showing you how to break eggs and make meals that will give you a heart attack. The cooking phenomenon now makes superstars out of its culinary wizards allowing them to demonstrate not only their great skills in the kitchen but also their passion for cooking. Sure some of these cooking characters on the shows are people you […]

Top Ten Comfort foods

Comfort food is the type of thing to serve on a cold winter’s day after a game of footy, when you are ill or just plain hung over and feel like shit. Wholesome comfort food evokes childhood memories, so everyone’s idea of comfort food differs slightly, especially if from another country. A good pie often hits the mark for the Anglo Saxon Kiwi, the sexy Swedes love a good meat […]

 
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