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Food Show – pics and picks

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I had a good time at the Food Show in the weekend and I bought much more than last year’s show. This year felt less busy than last year. I don’t know if it was just more spread out or if there were less visitors/exhibitors.

There were lots of new things to taste and we got wine glasses around our necks for easy boozing.

My picks of the day…

Best looking display:

All Good Bananas and Pam’s.

Meat tasting of the day:

Heller’s brand new fresh chorizo sausage (not yet available in stores)

Wine of the day:

Coopers Creek “The Clays” Huapai Malbec 2008.

Cheese of the day:

So many excellent cheeses. Too hard to call. I bought a peppered havarti though which is unusual for me. But it’s creamy peppery bite was pretty special.

Interesting foodie concept:

Kapuka Pork’s Adopt A Pig scheme. Adopt a pig, get updates on your free-range pig at the farm and when it is ready, it will be processed, packaged and sent to you.

Interesting products:

Namida Wasabi Spirit. Tastes like wasabi and vodka. Could make a killer Bloody Mary.

Kiwibilltong. A tasty beef jerky-like product in traditional and chili flavours and made from 100% NZ beef.

Kikkoman’s Soy Sauce desserts display.

Best gift:

My best buy was a subscription to Taste Magazine. I was going to get it anyway since my subscription ran out at the start of the year. But when I signed up, turns out there was gift bag worth $100. For a $47  subscription it was a super gift. The Scanpan chef’s knife is worth $80 alone and cuts so smooth it gives me the shivers.

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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.

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