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Recipes from Local Chefs

Recipes from Local Chefs

1. Punnet Eatery

One of our regular go-tos on the outskirts of Hamilton, Punnet Eatery, are posting recipes from head chef Sophie on their Facebook stories regularly


2. Duck Island Ice cream

Local cult-classic Duck Island have given up the recipe for their delicious salty caramel sauce to help us all through the lock-down. Check it out on their Instagram


3. Mexico

Mexico are keen to ensure we all continue to enjoy the and flavours from south of the boarder at home. Check out the range of food and beverage recipes videos and tips and tricks


4. Hayes Common

Local food doyen Denise Irvine caught up with Lisa Quarrie, owner and chef from Hamilton’s Hayes Common to find out what she’s cooking during lock-down. Read about it plus grab the recipe for Lisa’s delicious looking Balinese Butternut Curry in the below stuff article

5. Jan Bilton

Celebrated Waikato food writer Jan Bilton posts weekly recipes on her website – from baking to stews and everything in between. We think her cheese and salmon loaf for ‘using up those hoarded cans of salmon’ is particularly apt at the moment!


6. Emma Galloway

Raglan-based food writer and chef Emma Galloway is regularly posting recipes on her Facebook to help us all get through lock-down with some amazing vegetarian ‘pantry meals’


7. The Kirk Café

Hamilton East’s renowned The Kirk Café is sharing some of their favourite flavour-packed dishes and recipes to cook at home.


8. The Chilli House Hamilton

Sichuanese cuisine specialists The Chilli House Hamilton have posted a handy ‘how-to cook dumplings at home’ video and will be adding to their series of DIY videos over the coming weeks.


9. Japanese Restaurant Tatsuta

Local Japanese eatery, Tatsuta are regularly sharing simple recipes so everyone can enjoy some Japanese cooking at home. Check these out on their Facebook page.


10. Joe’s Garage

Joe’s Garage have recently shared the ingredients that make up three of their favourite breakfast dishes, Gorgeous George, Sweetie and The Local. Check out their Facebook page and give these a go for your next cooked brekie.


11. What The Food?

Local Te Awamutu café What The Food? produce unprocessed and unrefined sweet treats, without sacrificing the taste. Now they are sharing some of their recipes for you to try at home!


12. Gothenburg Restaurant

Hamilton favourite, Gothenburg Restaurant has shared their secret ‘gravad lax’ recipe using Ora King Salmon for everyone to enjoy at home. Check it out on their Facebook page.

13. Wholly Cow

Not only does the team at Wholly Cow supply quality cuts meat, but one of their staff members is a trained chef and has shared how to cook a free rand pork leg that looks and tastes delicious. Follow their Facebook page for more.

14. Jam At Queenwood

Missing that Easter feeling? Jam At Queenwood have shared their in-house hot cross bun recipe. Check it out on their Facebook page.

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