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Hanmer Bakery Cafe

Culinary heaven in Hanmer: The Hanmer Bakery Cafe is a culinary hotspot

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Seaweed

Seaweed spectacular: the delicious nutritious delights of this oceanic gourmet ingredient

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The Villas

Feijoa paste: The Villas recipe series

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Winter activities

Winter wonders: nine things guaranteed to get you out and loving Christchurch this winter

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Riverside Reinvention

Riverside reinvention: Oxford Terrace comes alive again

Melinda Collins
Glenmorangie/Ardbeg

A spirited encounter: catching up with Glenmorangie/Ardbeg’s director of distilling and whisky creation

Nicholas Henare
The Good Home

Where everybody knows your name: making yourself comfortable at The Good Home in Ferrymead

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earl grey tea truffles

Tea inspired truffles: this recipe for Dilmah earl grey tea truffles is divine

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Tahini

Taste of Tahini: inspiration for your culinary pleasure straight from the Mediterranean

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Jenny Ha of Laced With Sugar

Sweet as sugar: cuisine Q&A with Jenny Ha of Laced With Sugar

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Villa 23 Cafe

A rare city treasure: Villa 23 Cafe is the bright pink, Dutch, vegetarian cafe you didn’t know you needed but won’t want to live without (and it’s for sale!)

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Madam Sass

Win with Metropol: Madam Sass Wine

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Annabel Langbein

The free range cook: one on one with Annabel Langbein

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Essential Volume Two: Sweet Treats for Every Occasion

Win with Metropol: Annabel Langbein cookbook Essential Volume Two: Sweet Treats for Every Occasion

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clean eating

What is clean eating: taking a look at the basic nutritional principles behind the trend

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Caesars Restaurant and Bar

A special mothers’ menu: Caesars Restaurant and Bar for Mother’s day dining

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Dose Café

A deliciously decadent dose: so many reasons to visit Dose Cafe

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The Horse and Jockey

A sporty spot: The Horse and Jockey on Yaldhurst Rd

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Terrace Tavern

Triumph at the Terraces: checking out Dux De Lux Group’s latest venture Terrace Tavern

Nicholas Henare
Twentyfour Catering, photographer Tegan Clark.

Winter eats: get inspired to eat healthy this winter

Melinda Collins
High Tea at The Crowne Plaza Christchurch

A ‘high’ honour: treat mum this mother’s day to a High Tea at The Crowne Plaza Christchurch

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The Butcher’s Mistress

A beautiful butchery: The Butcher’s Mistress is the darling of Rangiora

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Gelato Roma

Sweet taste of summer: have your very own gelato truck at your wedding with Gelato Roma

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Sallys

Spectacular show-stoppers: Sally Holt makes gasp worthy wedding cakes

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Salt on the Pier

A seaside setting: Salt on the Pier is the seaside location you need for your perfect beach wedding

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Feijoas

A feijoa fixation: nine ideas for what to do with all those feijoas

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Straight Eight Estate

A unique commemoration: personalised wine bottles for your wedding from Straight Eight Estate

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Fiona's Food

Personality on a plate: Fiona’s Food provides more than just great food for your wedding

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Halswell Bakery

Beautiful bridal baking: if you’re planning your wedding catering then talking to Halswell Bakery is a must

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First Table

First in first served: we talk to Mat Weir founder of (now international) table booking service with a twist First Table

Rhonda Mitchell
The Monday Room (TMR)

High Street’s dining destination: The Monday Room is the perfect pre or post wedding venue

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Coffee Worx

Beautiful bagels: Coffee Worx is serving up bagels you’ll love

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Dream It

Creating places with punch: meet the imaginationologists at Dream It who are designing clever new spaces in our city

Cheryl Colley
Everhot at Classic Cookers

Culinary energy efficiency: you need to check out Everhot’s beautiful cookers at Classic Cookers

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Seven Cafe

A cool cafe vibe: a visit to Riccarton’s popular Seven Cafe

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O.G.B. owner Nick Inkster

Old meets new: Q&A with O.G.B. owner Nick Inkster

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Lemongrass

A unique family business: Lemongrass is a lovely little Thai restaurant in a hazelnut orchard (and how cool is that?!)

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The Vineyard at Rossendale

Exquisitely romantic: weddings at The Vineyard at Rossendale

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The Villas braised beef cheeks

Braised beef cheeks in red wine: The Villas recipe series

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Tea

Tea-totaller: the re-emergence of the cuppa as a drink of choice

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Twentyfour Catering Co

Delicious travelling feasts : Twentyfour Catering puts on a good spread

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French Farm Winery

A luxurious lodge: French Farm Winery is the boutique wedding venue you must see

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Vinyl Cafe

Beautiful blends & beats: Vinyl Cafe is a music lover’s dream

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Corianders

A delicious culinary crusade: we chat to Amar from Corianders about being a Bollywood actor and the road that took him to having an empire of successful Indian restaurants

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Curators House

An edible initiative: growing green thumbs at The Curator’s House

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Wedding cake

Have your cake and eat it too: a non-traditional approach to wedding cakes

Melinda Collins
Exchange Christchurch (XCHC) on Wilsons Road Waltham

Post-industrial hotspots: the uber cool transformation of Christchurch’s old industrial buildings to chic new “it” spots

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Dane McGregor aka Baker Gatherer

Sure to rise: Q&A with instagram’s Baker Gatherer aka Dane McGregor

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The Coffee Fans

Sensational new eats: go visit the Coffee Fans now (you can thank us later)

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Christchurch BMW

Wooing the crowds: BMW launches itself at Josh Emett’s Madam Woo

Nicholas Henare
Mrs Dentons

Creatively clever eats: Mrs Dentons

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Coco Expresso

A culinary hotspot: get yourself to Coco Espresso and find out why everyone is raving about it

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Cyclical Superfoods

Cyclical superfoods: what culinary ingredients are making the rounds this season

Melinda Collins
Monisha Sharma

Beautiful vegetarian victories: Q&A with the very Instagramable Monisha Sharma

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Patisserie Yahagi

Sweet love: Patisserie Yahagi gets their joy from bringing happiness through the giving and receiving of food

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Crispy roasted chickpeas

Crispy roasted chickpeas: liven up your lunchbox with this easy tasty recipe

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Matcha

Match made: the Matcha invasion that will have you green with (food) envy

Melinda Collins
Majestic Tea Bar

Sumptuous selection: the old world charm of Barrington’s Majestic Tea Bar

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Gorgeous Food

A gorgeous variety: checking out Wigram’s delightful bakery Gorgeous Food

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ANZAC Biscuit

A classic cookie comeback: An awesome ANZAC biscuit recipe you have to try

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Continental Event Catering

Catering to commitment: we talk weddings with Continental Event Catering

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Caffe 1808

Leading the business way: how Caffe 1808 is tailoring themselves towards the needs of a thriving business community

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The International Culinary Studio

Work your culinary magic: How the The International Culinary Studio is helping people of all ages further their passion for cuisine

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Emma Foley

Food for thought: Q&A with Uber Eats NZ Country Manager Emma Foley

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Drinkable Soups

Drinkable soups: the culinary craze that is perfect for Autumn

Kate Pierson
Red Post Cafe

A dining destination: a visit to Culverden’s Red Post Cafe

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North Loburn School

From Garden to Table: food education for young people

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Alanna and Pete Chapman

A charitable tipple: how 27Seconds combines a love of wine with a desire to help people

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Total Food Equipment

Culinary mastery: the experts at Total Food Equipment keep us current in the kitchen

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Cafe Vivo

The place to go: a visit to Cafe Vivo

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Beach Cafe

Service with a smile: heading out to the Beach Cafe

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The Cranford Alehouse

A Top Spot: The Cranford Ale House

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The Tai Tapu Hotel

Historically Unique: The Tai Tapu Hotel’s rich heritage

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Cafe PJ

Where fresh is best: Hills Road based Café PJ takes a fresh approach

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The Oaks of Darfield

A Darfield attraction: The Oaks of Darfield aims to impress

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A Rolling Stone

City’s new Irish heart: New pub A Rolling Stone opens in the CBD

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Chef Andy Cordier

Ahead of the gastronomic game: Q&A with Chef Andy Cordier of the International Culinary Studio

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Activated charcoal bun

Charcoal’s culinary cool cred: activated charcoal and what to do with it

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Edible Flowers

Flavour of the month: edible flowers make their mark

Melinda Collins
The North Canterbury Wine and Food Festival

A super special Sunday: The uber cool North Canterbury Wine and Food Festival

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Bree Scott: Glamour Cakes

Sweet Taste of Success: We talk to Cake Goddess Bree Scott of Glamour Cake

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