42. New Zealand – Hokey pokey ice cream

After a few glorious, well overdue days of sunshine over the weekend, it truly feels like summer is around the corner. With the arrival of daylight saving (summer time) we had our first family barbeque picnic dinner on the lawn. There are few things that are quintessentially more New Zealand than hokey pokey ice-cream, so…

41. Spain – Paella

According to my European food bible “Culinaria – European Specialities”, paella is the dish most typical of Spain. It comes from the Albufera region where rice has always been cultivated and eaten and is usually prepared with mussels, squid and shrimps. There are countless versions of this dish however – in the past the rural…

40. England – Lemon Meringue Pie

  Auckland is awash with lemons at the moment, in fact lemon overload is one of the very few things that I like about winter. It pains me to drive past a tree that is covered in lemons but with even more on the ground. Give them away people if you aren’t going to use…