Dish Issue 88 February/March 2020

Dish is an award-winning bi-monthly magazine for people who enjoy cooking and reading about good food. It contains inspiring seasonal recipes and stories about food producers, issues and trends around food in New Zealand and overseas. The recipes are beautifully presented and simple to follow and offer inspiration for both accomplished cooks and those keen to try something new.

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summertime and the living is eeeeeasy!

Woah, how time flies. I can’t believe as I sit here writing this, we’re on the cusp of yet another new year. Thank goodness we have a few days to push pause after Christmas, to look back at challenges faced and goals achieved (or not as the case may be… yoga mat I’m coming at ya soon!), and to look forward to a bright and shiny, fresh 12 months ahead. My plan is to head to Coromandel for a few days to reflect, relax, catch up with dear mates, and of course eat some perfect summer food. This issue sees you sorted for days at the beach and balmy evenings in the backyard with simple recipes that look and taste fantastic. But first we take a peek at what is on…


@clairealdous @thenextmeal @thehungrycooknz Claire Aldous Food editor Claire is the mastermind behind recipes enjoyed by thousands of readers for more than 15 years, having been with dish since the very first issue. With a vast knowledge of ingredients and techniques, her constant innovation and imagination are an invaluable source of inspiration. Always generous and welcoming, she focuses on creating recipes that are neither fussy nor overly fancy, producing delicious dishes that delight her guests and fill the kitchen with gorgeous aromas. “My favourite night of the week? Sunday. Having family and friends over for a casual, delicious dinner, usually followed by an indulgent dessert, encapsulates everything I love about cooking.” Olivia Galletly Olivia is a passionate and uber-talented home cook based north of Auckland, with a penchant for inexpensive, seasonal, feel-good food. Her talent for photography and…


PIN YOUR FOODIE HOPES ON OUR PINTEREST PAGE Let our beautifully curated boards inspire you, making it easier than ever to find the recipes you want to try – like this Melon, Mozzarella and Prosciutto Salad. LOOKING FOR FUN, EASY RECIPES FOR EVERYTHING FROM FAMILY MEALS TO SPECIAL OCCASIONS? HOW ABOUT EVENTS AND GREAT PRIZES? SIGN UP TO OUR WEEKLY E-NEWSLETTER FOR ALL THE FOOD-RELATED CONTENT YOU COULD POSSIBLY WANT. SEE DISH.CO.NZ FOR MORE INFORMATION. Watch and learn Move over Netflix, there’s a new set of binge-worthy videos in town. Visit the dish website and discover our series of easy-to-follow recipe videos, including brownies, pies and fragrant curries. Recipes you’re digging into The numbers don’t lie; and according to our website and social media pages, these are the dishes you couldn’t get enough of. DISH.CO.NZ Olivia Galletly’s Herby…

side dishes

A STILLER LIFE Sweet balmy air, sand between toes, pure azure skies, white crashing surf, cicadas in song – hats off to the simple joys of summer… Al cuts the mustard Ay, ay, ay… here’s a little hottie for your kitchen. Al Brown’s Old Yella Habaneromustard is finally available for us to drop into our shopping trolleys. The popular Kiwi chef’s Depot, Federal Street Deli and Best Ugly Bagels eateries and outlets have been squirting this liquid gold onto their dishes for the past three years, and now Old Yella comes in a handy squeeze bottle ideal for the family table. Perfect for those long, balmy summer evenings round the barbie. To buy, check out albrown.co.nz. GOOD MADE EASY Summer is all about simple, fresh eating that ticks the delicious and healthy boxes. THE WHOLE…

what’s on

Laneway Festival JANUARY 27 AUCKLAND Laneway is back! Cool bands, a great atmosphere… what’s not to love. lanewayfestival.com Night Noodle Markets FEBRUARY 6-15 CHRISTCHURCH Savour yummy Asian food and a hawker-style ambience at North Hagley Park. nightnoodlemarkets.nz Marlborough Wine and Food Festival FEBRUARY 8 Grab your SPF and appetite and head to Brancott Estate for a fun day! eventfinda.co.nz Ruapehu Local Wild Food Challenge FEBRUARY 15 Sample wonderful wild food creations at the A&P Showgrounds in Raetihi. localwildfoodchallenge.com Meatstock FEBRUARY 15-16 AUCKLAND Rock out with Katchafire and learn to barbecue from the world’s best pit masters. meatstock.com.au Nelson Wine and Food Festival FEBRUARY 16 Turn up for homegrown flavour, with local food, beer, wine, cider and music. eventfinda.co.nz Banks Peninsula Festival FEBRUARY 22 Orton Bradley Park is where it’s at: food, wine, beer, coffee, arts, music and a demo from chef Simon Gault (also MC). bankspeninsulafestival.co.nz Whakaipo Lodge Summer Concert FEBRUARY 29 TAUPO Set up the chilly…

feed your face

I love Mindy Kaling. Not just for her relatable humour, but also for her fantastically relaxed relationship with food. Like her character on The Mindy Project, the actorwriter sees food she likes, and eats it. Simple as that. She once did a juice cleanse and vowed never again after staying home drinking ‘swamp-coloured grass water’ instead of accepting an invite to dinner with a potentially hot date. As a magazine created by food lovers for food lovers, how could we not be on board with Mindy’s ‘life’s too short for sad diets’ sentiment (see our feature, issue 86)? Even if we weren’t foodies, her ‘scoff-what-you-want’ philosophy would be a tempting little dish, especially from someone who looks so damn good (though having a team of Hollywood ‘zhooshers’ can’t hurt either). But…