Pasifika Festival is on at Western Springs this weekend on Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. As the biggest festival celebrating Pacific culture, it's a fantastic opportunity to sample food from all over the Pacific - take your pick from Samoan, Fijian and Tongan food plus much much more. Over the two days, there will be over 150 different dishes on offer including a traditional umu. For more, click here.
Recipe of the Day
Grilled pilchards with romesco sauce
It amazes me that we largely regard pilchards as good for fishing bait or cat food; in so many other cultures, especially in Europe, these fish are a celebrated ingredient. We are fortunate to have these plump and tasty fish, which are available from fish retailers. This small brilliantly...1
Tasty tapas for the weekend
Octopus and potato salad
You can buy whole, cleaned octopus from fish markets. This dish can be served hot or cold.
Squid with chorizo, rosemary and preserved lemon
A simple tapa recipes with all the flavours of Spain - grilled squid is served with crumbled chorizo on top and a drizzle of a...
The Moorish influence makes these tasty bites so delicious.
Crumbed mussels with Spanish shoestrings
Get creative with a kiwiana classic – turn your fish and chips into a flavour feast. Serve the mussels with the dill mayonnaise...
You will find these crisp little fritters, called tortillitas de camarones in Spanish, being sold on every windswept street...
These croquetas are crunchy outside and creamy inside.
Estrella Damm Tapas Competition
To celebrate Estrella Damm - the beer of Barcelona – now being readily available in liquor retailers throughout New Zealand, we've asked the many restaurants, cafes and bars in which it is also served, to let us know what their favourite tapas/Estrella Damm match is.
We are in the process of judging all of the matches and will post recipes for 12 of our favourite matches next week.
In the meantime, click here to view the entries.