Pickle and Pie

Pickle and Pie (2 Lombard Street) Described by the place itself as a ‘take on a NYC delicatessen’, Pickle and Pie admittedly doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Located on Lombard Lane (oppose La Maison coffee), a small alley way whose development has been severely hindered by the continual scaffolding that seems to surround…

Recipe: Banoffee Pie

Growing up, banoffee pie was always a favourite dessert of mine. Lonestar, a massive chain restaurant serving southern U.S. style food used to have it on its menu (and probably still does); in my eyes it was always the stand-out dessert. Banoffee nails the mixture of some of my favourite foods and textures: fresh banana,…

Arrowtown Bakery

Arrowtown Bakery (1 Buckingham Street) A visit to Arrowtown is never complete without a visit to the Arrowtown Bakery. Famed for its pies (and venison in particular), th e Arrowtown Bakery also does a good coffee and some delicious scrumptious pastries. Conveniently located on the very edge of town, there is a parking lot across…

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…

Recipe: Lemon Meringue Pie

The only thing that trumps chocolate for me (when it comes to sweet things anyway) is a¬†classic lemon meringue pie. And finally, I’ve nailed it. My favourite part is the lemon curd (obviously) but it’s also important to get the meringue component right so that together with the pastry, the flavours and textures can compliment¬†each…