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.
SIDE DISHES • What’s new, news and necessary for your kitchen
DINE with DISH WILD GRACE at AZABU • Join us for a very special night of fine dining alongside perfectly matched wines with Wild Grace at Azabu.
WHAT’S ON • Food and wine events to mark in your diary
sure to rise • Francesca Mazza’s kitchen is always abuzz, a beautiful chaos of family activity and recipe testing for her and her husband’s string of successful cafes. Dish chats to the chef about her early inspirations.
club med • Yes, we’re tucked away at the opposite end of the world but that doesn’t mean the flavours, colours and rustic, romantic vibes of the Mediterranean are out of reach. We spoke to some food visionaries who are bringing some of that passionate Med magic to the New Zealand culinary landscape.
love Italy • She’s Australian, with a Maltese background and a Japanese husband, but it’s Italy that truly captured Julia Busuttil Nishimura’s imagination. Now her culinary interpretations are having the same impact on her many followers.
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all wrapped up • Dish columnist, Gareth Stewart, executive chef of Jervois Steak House and Euro, brings a taste of the Eastern Med to the table with a deliciously fragrant and flavourful lamb roast.
in season: tomatoes • A sweet, juicy tomato is one of nature’s greatest culinary gifts. This is the perfect time to make simple dishes, such as a Caprese salad, to really let their flavour shine.
RECIPES • What we’re cooking in this issue of Dish
a little bit of everything • A sumptuous spread of Eastern Med-inspired mezze dishes means a flavourful journey for your tastebuds with every forkful.
AND TO DRINK… • This entire feast has the most delicious aromatic theme running through it, so here are four surefire, sippalicious drinks that’ll pair with pretty much everything on the menu. – Yvonne Lorkin, drinks editor
morning magic • Make brunch a special occasion with Med-inspired deliciousness.
baking beauties • Be inspired by the treats of Italy and Greece and recreate some delectable baked goods to transport your tastebuds.
substance and form • As the season changes, there's nothing more comforting than a nourishing dish of pasta or grains.
AND TO DRINK,… • Drinks editor Yvonne Lorkin suggests drinks matches for these dishes.
knead to know • There’s more than one way to get your doughy fix – roll out some wholesome Med-inspired goodness.
easy everyday • Simple dinner solutions for any night of the week.
AND TO DRINK... • Drinks editor Yvonne Lorkin suggests drinks matches for these dishes.
new and interesting • If your palate’s a little tired of its current white wine choices, look no further than the top 12 of Dish’s ever-so-exciting Emerging White Wines Tasting Panel.
emerging white wines • TOP WINE OF THE TASTING
BY THE GLASS • Sherries to tickle the tastebuds, an exciting new flavoured gin, the allure of orange wine and an incredible international top gong for a Kiwi winemaker – YVONNE LORKIN rounds up the latest from the world of drinks.
La agrodolce vita • The island of Sicily, kicked off the mainland by the bottom of Italy’s boot, is a complex landscape that produces some of the most mouth-watering ingredients, and dishes, you could hope to imagine. Simple, rustic and completely...