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A foodlovers magazine from Waikato, New Zealand


  • Issue no. 4, Winter 2011 local flavour


    We visit the delicious Coromandel Smoking CoMPANY

    We review our 100 mile

    diet challenge

    All you need to know about NZ Regal

    King of Salmon

    SUBSCRIBE and win the fab RIPE cookbook

    Luscious lemon recipes for winter

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    Intro Issue 4 Welcome

    I recently saw a story on Chinas exploding melons. It appears that some

    Chinese farmers have been feeding their melons with growth hormones,

    and with disastrous effects. Sadly this is only another example of the

    poor practices and scandals that have been exposed in China. It follows

    discoveries of the heavy metal cadmium in rice, toxic melamine in milk,

    arsenic in soy sauce, bleach in mushrooms, and the detergent borax in

    pork, added to make it resemble beef.

    Dont think that food scandals in China are of any relevance to you?

    Then think again! Ever seen on a label made from NZ and imported

    ingredients? So where were they imported from? Should you as the

    consumer not have the right to know? Do you buy name brands from well

    known New Zealand companies believing you are buying New Zealand

    products? It may pay to check. Do a quick scan of the food in your pantry,

    check the labels and see what you find.

    During April we embarked on an experiment where we enlisted the help

    of some Nourish readers and attempted to only eat food grown and

    produced within a 100 mile radius of where we lived. You can read all

    about it on page 18 Although the 100 mile diet is a very extreme way

    to live your life it forced us to ask the question, where does our food

    come from?

    I discovered living in the Waikato was a major advantage. We live in a

    rich and fertile area where there is a vast array of foods being produced.

    From wine to milk, potatoes to blueberries, cheese to lamb, its all on our

    doorstep. In this edition we celebrate this wealth of Fresh Local Flavour.

    On page 20 we meet a family that are fourth generation farmers in the

    Waikato who are making it easier for you to get export quality beef and

    lamb by delivering it to your door.

    We also have on page 23 a great article on a local wine maker, Rainer

    Eschenbruch. Then on page 22 we talk to Chris and Hayley Scott from

    Zinc Cafe who are big promoters of eating locally. Plus on page 16 we

    see all the great winter flavours available at our own Farmers markets. So

    there really is no excuse not to get out there and discover some of the

    wonderful food produced here in the Waikato. And feel free to tell us

    about your own discoveries or favourite local producers.

    Vicki & SherylCongratulations to our lucky Nourish subscribers, Marlene Lamb &

    Colleen Laurson who won a copy of Country Cafes Waikato.

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    Kitchen things cooking classes

    Each month I will be at Kitchen Things with a great new class. Tickets are only $25 and spaces are limited! So pop into Kitchen Things, on Maui St to sign up and while you are there check out their wonderful showroom with all the latest kitchen equipment! Kitchen Things, Maui St, Te Rapa Ph. 850-9040

    This seasons flower from bespoke flowersJust like food, flowers have a season too. So each season Phillipa from Bespoke Flowers will be highlighting her pick of the season.

    Tulips Originally a wild flower from central Asia, tulips were cultivated by the Turks around 1000 AD. They got their English name from a corruption of the Turkish word for Turban. The Parrot Tulips, with frilly, striped petals are actually the result of a virus which was later cloned.


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  • ou pass the Coromandel Smoking Companys shop as

    you drive into Coromandel town. During the summer

    months this quaint shop is packed with everyone from

    locals and regular holiday makers on the Coromandel,

    to backpackers or day-trippers off the Auckland ferry. But some

    of these people know there is more on offer here than just the

    wonderful selection of smoked fish.

    Aside from the various smoked fish products and other gourmet

    goodies available at the shop the team at the Coromandel

    Smoking Company can fillet and smoke your catch. So if you

    never quite mastered the skill of filleting fish, but have had

    a successful day on the water, this is where you come. We

    regularly have people here on holiday and who want to take their

    fish back to Aussie says Kevin. Once filleted and or smoked the

    fish is vacuum packed and then quite safe to travel.

    Bronwyn and Kevin Verner bought the Coromandel Smoking

    Company about a year ago. These former dairy farmers had

    bought a section in Coromandel and before they knew it had

    swapped cows for fish quips Bronwyn. Depending on the

    season the team consist of the Verners and six other staff. Fish

    and mussels are smoked daily using predominantly Manuka

    chips. The mussels and oysters are sourced locally but other fish

    comes from Auckland and Tauranga. The salmon comes from

    Marlborough. The Verners use New Zealand King Salmon as it

    can get to them within 24 hours. And salmon is getting more

    and more popular according to Kevin with them selling anywhere

    from 30-50 kilos of it a week.

    But the biggest seller Bronwyn tells me is the garlic smoked

    mussels. There are in fact 9 different flavours of smoked mussels

    on offer plus over 10 different types of smoked fish. Add to this

    their own range of pats, chowder and smoked fish pie.

    The Coromandel Smoking Companys products are available

    from as far afield as Hong Kong and Dunedin. But if you cant

    make it there or Coromandel you are in luck as closer to home

    they are available at the Green Grocer and Country Providore in Hamilton and the Good Food Trading Company in Mt Maunganui, plus some supermarkets.


    the Coromandel Smoking Company can fillet and smoke your catch

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    Serves 4-6

    4 tbsp olive oil

    3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

    1 small carrot, finely diced

    Zest of 1 lemon

    150g rindless bacon, diced into 1cm cubes

    4 medium-sized floury potatoes, peeled and diced into 2cm cubes

    1 cups whole kernel corn

    1 litre (4 cups) chicken stock

    400g smoked kahawai, broken into bite sized pieces

    cup cream

    3 tbsp chopped parsley

    Heat the oil over moderate heat in a large saucepan, Add the

    garlic, onion, carrot, zest and bacon and fry gently without

    browning until the