gastronomy

courtside action at 46 & york

With the down under tennis season nigh upon us, there’ll no doubt be many who have made plans to attend the ASB Classic and...

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gastronomy

recipe: pear & ginger sticky date pudding

By Angela Merrie

It's not Christmas without a decadent dessert. This recipe from my new e-book Pretty Damn Good For You Christmas fits the (gluten-free) bill perfectly, especially when...

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bon vivant

new year’s eve: where to count down in auckland

It's not unlike us antipodeans to make a rather large deal about ringing in the New Year. With the prospect of summer in...

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coveted

party dress showstoppers

The perfect excuse for a new party dress or few is nigh upon us as the social calendar brims with soirées and celebrations, each worthy of...

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gastronomy

summer in the city: what’s open in auckland

While a summer spent abroad or touring around the world's best country (according to Telegraph Travel Awards and, well, us) is undoubtedly tempting, staying put...

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gastronomy

best roadside stop-offs

If you plan on hitting the open road this summer, be sure to schedule in a few intermissions along the way as these delectable...

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wellbeing

7 surprising summer uses for sugar

The culprit behind surprise cavities, late night dessert binges, inevitable sugar crashes, and those extra pounds that we just can’t seem to shake, sugar's negative reputation...

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bon vivant

eggnog 5 ways

Borrowed from KINFOLK recipe editor Maria del Mar Sacasa's new book Winter Cocktails: Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers, and Cocktail Party Snacks, the...

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gastronomy

new opening: zool zool

One thing we love about ramen is its versatility - providing us a with a hot, healthy and easy mid-winter meal while its light-fashioned...

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etiquette

how to: impress the in-laws at christmas

‘Tis the season where it’s nigh on impossible, even for the most creative, to dodge meeting the in-laws. To help you retain some...

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coveted

dreaming of fantasy gifts

While a pair of socks is always handy, and those silk pyjamas undeniably soft, the joy of unwrapping a nondescript gift all-too-often ends...

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bon vivant

what to drink with charcuterie

Indulging our carnivorous cravings in the form of a delicious smorgasbord of charcuterie is one of life's many enjoyments we have to thank the...

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gastronomy

bare knuckle bbq

Pitmaster Jimmy Macken of Bare Knuckle BBQ squints into the smoke as he opens the giant steel door of his pit smoker, causing...

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gastronomy

best of 2014: new restaurants

Far from lacking in notable new spots to dine, 2014 has seen the doors open to some bona fide examples of New Zealand's gastronomic scene...

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gastronomy

dining with shin

Born from the ruinous circumstances surrounding the 2010 Christchurch Earthquake, Shin Yamashita found himself, like many others, bereft of his day job working as a...

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culture

top 10 albums of 2014

By Andrew Reinholds

Here are ten of my favourite albums from 2014. Never easy compiling a list of just ten, but it has to be done. Caribou:...

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bon vivant

the rum diary

Film-noir inspired Scarlett Slimms and Lucky, whose terrace brims on a regular basis, has had rum lovers come-hithering of late due to a stellar...

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gastronomy

how to: build a bombe

With cream-filled chocolate logs and jello-soaked trifles threatening to make an appearance at summer soirees all over the country, we thought it was time...

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etiquette

how to: behave at the office christmas party

There’s been evidence to prove that the decorum displayed at the corporate Christmas function plays a considerable role in one’s future career. And...

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coveted

that’s a wrap

There's something about the onset of Christmas that ignites an otherwise absent crafty penchant within us - whether it's an incongruous session spent baking indiscernible gingerbread...

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This Month On Denizen | December 2014