Recipe: Scarborough Fair Chicken

Oh my goodness, this recipe of Chelsea Winter’s is absolutely to die for. The first time I tried it my flatmates had cooked dinner for my boyfriend and I; as it was cooking we could just smell the delicious herbs and bacon and creaminess wafting down the hallway. The meal was a raging success, and…

Recipe: Chicken Saagwala

On my trip to India I made it a goal to order something different every meal. You’ll be pleased to know that I didn’t order the same curry dish twice! One of the healthier options that I came across (most Indian curries use a stack of cream, and little to no vegetables) was the saagwala:…

Bethel Woods

Bethel Woods (73 The Terrace) Not a bad spot for a catch up with friends. Or a post-work drink. Or a quiz night. Actually, Bethel Woods has a fair bit going for it! It has a super cool buzz, with its southern American decor down pat, a cute rooftop bar upstairs, and plenty going on…

Tonys Lord Nelson

Tonys Lord Nelson (37 Victoria Street West, Auckland) An institution I was told; I was yet to be impressed. My brother’s choice (a steak house, so not surprising), my mum informed me that my family had been coming here for years, and that I had probably been here as a child. The place is very,…

Recipe: Dumplings

Dumplings are one of those foods that I think have become particularly trendy in the last few years; if you asked people 10 years ago, I’m sure many probably wouldn’t even know what you were talking about. There is a huge spectrum for the quality of dumplings; it is so easy to go out and…

Recipe: Pad Thai

When I went to South East Asia I think Pad Thai was probably the food I ate most often. It’s so incredibly delicious, and so conceptually simple – just noodles with a few delicious flavours. The Thai people have a way of cooking this noodle dish that is fresh, light and super tasty – something…

The Riddiford Bar & Bistro

The Riddiford Bar & Bistro (16 Riddiford Street, Newtown) With a prime location of across the road from the hospital, business here should be booming. Unfortunately, I think The Riddiford probably needs a bit of a revamp before this happens. It took me a while to visit here because I’d heard extremely mixed things about…

Mama Brown

Mama Brown (250 Wakefield Street) I’ve lived across the road from Mama Brown for the past 2 years, and I’m afraid to say, I just don’t rate it. When someone suggests Mama Brown to me, I inwardly cringe. Sure, it has great deals (2 for 1 mains on a Wednesday) and the food is relatively…

Recipe: Fried Chicken

Who doesn’t love fried chicken? Like, seriously. Fried chicken done well is absolutely one of my favourite foods, but admittedly fried chicken done bad can be pretty rank. Around Wellington town I have scouted out some of my favourite places to find fried chicken, but I have always been slightly tentative about making it myself….

Recipe: Chicken, bacon and leek pie

Winter brings with it the excuse to cook hearty, warming dishes and this chicken pie is certainly no exception. It’s a relatively straight-forward recipe and she definitely feeds the crew. The saucy centre of the pie also means that it’s a great dish for freezing (although you lose the puffiness of the pastry; but it…