Gourmet Food

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Longing for a Euro-vacay but don’t have the time? Swing by the taste-makers extraordinaire at the Mediterranean Food Company and the delicious aromas and shelves piled high with delectable European deli-style goodies will have you thinking you’ve just stepped into a Tuscan market. To visit is to immediately long to cram as much of their premium product range as you can into your car for the trip home and start reaping the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. As a family business importing from other family businesses, the team at Mediterranean Food Company has the ability to source unique, authentic and hard to find boutique lines of exceptional coffees, very fine wines (including labels you’ll only find in store), Italian cheeses (including real parmigiano reggiano), 70 different shapes of pasta, salumi and genuine Parma ham (actually hailing from Parma!), an extensive range of extra-virgin olive oils from Spain, Greece, Italy and...
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A freshly-baked loaf of bread is a great winter warmer, but why settle for plain ol’ bread when you can chow down on the glory that is Totally Gluten Free Bakery’s heaven- sent Bacon, Cheese and Cracked Pepper loaf. Full of bacony joy, this savoury sensation is (as its maker’s name suggests) GF without losing flavour or bready goodness.   Launch things into the flavour stratosphere by adding NIH’s Cucumber and Chilli Chutney, a feisty, ol’ skool treat that goes with everything and can be found at the Ohoka and Lyttleton Farmers’ Markets.  (Tip: grab the one with the red ‘H’: Whole. Other. Level!)...
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Celebrate Canterbury’s gourmet bounty while keeping your food miles down as Cityscape pairs the region’s most delectable goodies. In our first union we match BBQ buddies craft beer and boutique banger with Golden Eagle Brewery’s Solo Lupulus and The Sausage Shed’s Spicy Chorizo.Drinkin’ Living large at 7.3% and giving off whiffs of lemon peel and pine needles, it’s clear this burnt gold IPA with staunch Canterbury cred is going to be able to hold its own. Canterbury Malts and single hop variety Southern Cross combine to create a sweet marmalade-like taste balanced with spice and citrus notes. Eatin’ The Kaiapoi-made Spicy Chorizo is a feisty, manuka-smoked pork sausage marrying garlic, pepper and paprika, and is rounded out with cayenne pepper to crank up the heat leaving delightful, long-lasting spicy/smoky taste that kicks in at the end. The pairing As far as unions go this is a match made in summertime heaven....
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Ever wanted to eat and drink your way around New Zealand without leaving the city? Well your prayers have been answered over 13 – 15 September when The Food Show Christchurch rolls into town for three calorific days. Bringing gourmet goodness and decadent drops from pointy end to pointy end of the country, along with a massive showcase of local fare, the Show is also a great place to pick up a few tips from the live cooking demos and Masterclasses with culinary legends Bevan Smith, Nici Wickes, Sean Connolly, Jonny Schwass and Andrew Brown. Make sure you swing by the Barry’s Bay Cheese exhibit and pick up some of their Wainui Special Vintage – it’s banging! www.foodshow.co.nz...
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The first in our series on Canterbury's artisan tastemakers, Cityscape catches up with Peter Corbitt, head cheese maker at Barry's Bay Cheese where traditional cheese making techniques have been in use since 1895. How long have you been making cheese? Five years, which makes me a relative new-comer. Why do you use locally-sourced milk? We like to promote our cheese being locally-produced from the milk of cows in the area. We find that the local Friesian cows' milk has a lower fat content and suits the type of cheese we produce. What is one thing that people probably don't know about cheese? The earliest cheese has been dated back to about 3000 BC. What's unique about your cheddaring process? We are the only factory that wraps the cheese in cheese cloths while it is in the molds, then waxes the curd blocks before the aging process begins in the chillers. This...
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Oh, my! Here at Cityscape we are head-over-heels in love with these heart-shaped bottles! And what do you suppose these precious packages contain? One bottle holds two-leaf quality Acetum Cuore Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, ideal for salads, steamed vegetables or marinades. The other is filled with an aromatic Acetum Cuore Sicilian extra virgin olive oil, perfect for fresh vegetables or salads, with pasta or for dipping. Cuore means heart in Italian, and we reckon these condiments are going to make us fall in love with salad all over again! 250 ml bottles RRP $23.95, www.mediterraneo.co.nz...