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Cityscape Home & Garden
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Palazzo Kitchens & Appliances kitchen designer Emily Erickson shares why black is so hot right now. After a decade of white dominating the world of kitchen design, another timeless colour is making a comeback – black. Renowned for being sophisticated and sexy, black has emerged as a hot kitchen trend stronger than ever this season.From statement pieces to subtle hints, you are able to create that timeless combination with an über chic look. While I understand the reason for black kitchens being avoided in the past  – being notoriously known to mark and show smudges – the kitchen market has finally pushed aside all the myths regarding this finish. Gone are the days of impossible-to-clean black cabinets! Although the combination of black and white continues to be strong together – for example, as a mix between the lower cabinets and upper cabinets – there are also other ways to bring black...
Cityscape Eating & Drinking
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Feeling inadequate in the kitchen department? Then turn off Masterchef and spruce up the old culinary skills with an awesome back to basics local culinary course and put those kitchen nightmares behind you. Pig in a Day Go the whole hog and discover the porcine pleasures of bacon, pancetta, ham, prosciutto, salami and chorizo before an afternoon of sausage making in Charteris Bay with Preserved. $180 www.preserved.co.nz Tempering & Truffle Making Discover the joys of all things cacao at She Universe’s chocolate school in Governors Bay where you’ll de-mystify the art of tempering chocolate, make amazing truffles and enjoy lots of chocolate tasting. $85 www.sheuniverse.com One Day Cheesemaking Workshop Master the art of making your own mozzarella, halloumi, ricotta, and butter and then eat it on artisan breads you’ve also made at Donna’s Home Made Cheese workshops in Bishopdale. $125 www.homemadecheese.co.nz...