The Edible Journey - A Taste of Banks Peninsula - Giveaway!

The Edible Journey - A Taste of Banks Peninsula - Giveaway!

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OMG, this cookbook looks amaaaazing. Congratulations on all that hard work. I hope it made lots of money for the school.

Would it be cheating to say my favourite food region is my backyard! Although it takes lots of effort and time I wouldn't have it any other way. The ability to grow all year round in New Zealand is such a boon and makes me appreciate the food on my table all the more. Aside from that I would of course have to give a shout out for the olives of Martinborough :o)

Domestic Executive — Thursday 5th December 2013 4:32 pm

What a lovely book and the photographs are wonderful. I don't live in NZ but would love to win the book for my daughter who does. The best region for me is Canterbury but for no particular food. I love driving in the countryside and being able to pick up fruit and vegetable in season at stalls from small-holdings. Nothing fresher Black Doris Plums are our favourite though.

Lynette Lusk — Thursday 5th December 2013 6:29 pm

Gorgeous photography and interesting looking book!



Rosa — Thursday 5th December 2013 7:59 pm

If I pay the postage, can I participate?? Pretty please?

ilva — Thursday 5th December 2013 9:25 pm

Bron what fabulous photos. You must be thrilled.
Re my favourite region may just have to nominate Bluff for the oysters

Gilli — Thursday 5th December 2013 11:14 pm

Hi Bron,
My favorite food region in New Zealand is Canterbury! Lets face it we got the best stuff...Akaroa Salmon, West Melton Walnuts, Kaikora Crayfish, Canter valley Ducks (quack!), not to mention the Chocolatier and Barkers in Geraldine!. We really live in a beautiful market garden. If only we could move Oamaru a little further North out of Otago, we could also claim Whitestone Cheese!
The book looks fantastic...would love to win a copy!

Paul Marquardt — Friday 6th December 2013 12:07 am

Darn, I wish I could enter the contest! That book is gorgeous Bron!!!

pam (Sidewalk Shoes) — Friday 6th December 2013 12:18 am

Gosh Bron, it looks gorgeous. The school is SO lucky to have you! This is one phenomenally beautiful fundraising cookbook!

Johanna Knox — Friday 6th December 2013 6:13 am

So many to pick from but I'm going to say waimate district for absolute favourite food ever!

Darnia — Friday 6th December 2013 11:04 am

Beautiful, beautiful book, Bron - your photos are absolutely stunning.

I guess I would have to be entirely parochial here and say Nelson, though I would probably extend that a bit to include Marlborough. We have wonderful mussels, scallops, salmon, cherries, apples, and of course Pic's peanut butter, as well as great wines and some great artisanal producers - bakers, cheese makers, etc.

Couscous & Consciousness — Friday 6th December 2013 12:10 pm

Congratulations with the lovely book and beautiful photo's Bron! You captured the ambience and essence of the area and the food in the book!

I would say this time of the year, Central Otago would be my choice of the best food producing area with all those cherries and wonderful stone fruit

Marietjie Swart — Friday 6th December 2013 1:00 pm

Your book looks fantastic-Chatham Islands would be my favourite food region lots of fresh seafood,blue cod,groper.paua the list goes on.Weka is another favourite (it is legal to eat these at the Chathams).Wild pork omg makes me hungry just thinking about all these foods.

Carmen Shaw — Friday 6th December 2013 6:21 pm

My favourite region is Gisborne, I reckon we have the best oranges in the world, in fact all the citrus fruit from here is delicious including the mandarins. The grapes are fantastic as well. We have quite a variety of fruit and veges here due to the fantastic climate, thanks.

Lyn Maree — Friday 6th December 2013 6:34 pm

I live in Central Otago and am biased, but to pick fruit from the trees is a treat. However, I don't consider there is any one NZ region which is best and since it's not a big country it is possible to visit the coast for seafood, the hills for game, the cooler climes for wonderful root vegetables and the warm areas for short-season harvests.

Claire — Saturday 7th December 2013 6:32 am

I love Gisbourne for fruit.

Melanie Winter — Saturday 7th December 2013 1:04 pm

Beautiful book, congratulations!

Regions? Maybe I should stay local and say Kumeu for strawberries :-) (not exactly a region... I guess it falls under Auckland region and Rodney District...).


Alessandra — Saturday 7th December 2013 1:17 pm

Wairarapa for its honey!

Not only is the cookbook gorgeous, it makes me wish I was moving to Banks Peninsula!

Kendra — Saturday 7th December 2013 2:49 pm

Fantastic photography, my mouth drooling with envy! I would love to win a copy. perhaps I am biased but my favourite region is Wairarapa, we have fantastic goats cheese, olives, fruit, asparagus and the list goes on, why do you think people from Wellington face the trauma of driving over the hill every weekend for their goodies?

Sharon — Saturday 7th December 2013 3:21 pm

Russell oysters

David kenyon — Saturday 7th December 2013 4:49 pm

Being from sunny Gisborne we are blessed with an abundance of wonderful fruit and vegetables. Yes the oranges but also the feijoas, juicy lemons, strawberries and kwiwfruit. Yum yum! You should come visit our farmers market, what a treat! :)

Emma O'Hara — Saturday 7th December 2013 5:21 pm

that would be taranaki we have th best beef in new zealand

carolyn abraham — Saturday 7th December 2013 8:29 pm

Years ago we visited the Farmers' Market in Dunedin, & loved the wide variety of local produce there :)

Rob — Saturday 7th December 2013 8:47 pm

Hi Bron - stunning photography - the school is very lucky to have your skills! Fav region would have to be the SEA!!! Oysters, mussels flounder, snapper... cooked on the BBQ with a backyard salad with tomatoes that taste like tomatoes...
Vanessa and Ingrid Foodopera

Vanessa — Saturday 7th December 2013 8:48 pm

Fantastic photos - really makes great ingredients look even better

Best region has to be Southland for the Bluff Oysters

margaret — Sunday 8th December 2013 8:28 am

Central Hawkes Bay - fresh asparagus bought directly from the grower's honesty stall.

Thrash Cardiom — Sunday 8th December 2013 3:42 pm

This looks amazing!!!
My favourite region would have to be Canterbury - fresh berries and fruit all summer!

Lauren — Sunday 8th December 2013 4:58 pm

Love the photos! My favourite region has to be Central Otago for the cherries. I look forward to it all year, and it's gone again all too soon.

Carmella — Sunday 8th December 2013 6:20 pm

Marlborough for it's salmon

Tonya Drabble — Monday 9th December 2013 3:05 pm

Definetely the Hawkes bay!!! Im an orange fan but nothing like theres!

chrystal steiner — Monday 9th December 2013 8:16 pm

I have to say that i absolutely adore the abundant heritage fruit trees in Whanganui. For a taste of the past in terms of apples and cherries it really is so hard to beat!

Anya — Monday 9th December 2013 9:07 pm

I have an obsession with cookbooks! And this one would go very nicely in my collection. I need it actually! My favourite region? Nelson, for fresh boysenberries!

Angela — Tuesday 10th December 2013 1:14 pm

Every year I go to the NZ Horse of the Year show in March, which is held in Hastings. Each day of the competition, huge crates of apples are dropped at the show grounds... they're for the spectators, but there's just so so many that a lot of them end up in the horse's stables ;). They are absolutely delicious and bring a strange sense of tradition to the competition, so for this.....


Shannon Anderson — Tuesday 10th December 2013 9:57 pm

Wow I just want to eat that surupy cake right now! The food and book looks amazing. Great job Bron and all the team

Paula Aires — Wednesday 11th December 2013 6:55 am

My favorite food region would have to be Marlbourgh for the abbundance of lovely fresh fruit Cherries, boysenverries, raspberries and strawberries not to mention the citrus fruits just dropping off peoples trees. Delicious

Paula Aires — Wednesday 11th December 2013 7:03 am

North Otago for it's Jersey Benne potatoes.

Chris — Wednesday 11th December 2013 10:28 am

My daughter is learning to cook for the family. There is only so far Fatherly love can extend to Man n cheese. I NEED this book for her to make meals that are delicious and edible. There are only so many chipped teeth (macaroni does not cook in a microwave) one can handle!

Kind regards

mike malcolm — Thursday 12th December 2013 12:10 pm

What gorgeous photos! The food looks divine.
My favourite region is Hawkes Bay, because of the fruit and fruit picking that was so much a part of my childhood growing up in Hawkes Bay.

Boni — Friday 13th December 2013 11:18 am

Love kumeu for all the fabulous fresh veges and sweet juicy strawberries

Tessa Clement — Friday 13th December 2013 9:51 pm

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