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The father (and Son) of all Pies

The father (and Son) of all Pies

New Zealanders spend more than $118million annually on pies consuming close to 66 million pies a year. From a gas station to a supermarket to a bistro, they are just about everywhere and for us Kiwis, the ultimate comfort food. The Kiwi pie is famous mainly because of...

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Keep Calm and Curry On

Keep Calm and Curry On

Indika came for a day visit to Waiheke when he had just moved to New Zealand. He loved it so much he decided to start living there. For someone from Srilanka, "it was like home, just without the coconut trees". Today, he owns his own food truck, Indy's Curry pot which...

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Your Silent Business Partner

Your Silent Business Partner

New Zealand's hospitality industry is worth more than $11 billion and as of 2019 employed close to 130,000 people. Yet as many of us know, succeeding and owning a profitable hospitality business that lasts a long time is notoriously difficult. That's where the...

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FoodStarter: 1 to 1000 in One Year?

FoodStarter: 1 to 1000 in One Year?

Starting and growing a food business is a long, hard hustle. There are many hoops to jump through before you can get your product on those grocery shelves and hit the bigtime. But, what if you had the opportunity to go from 1 - 1000 fast? If all the doors that you...

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Twenty Appliances or One Thermomix?

Twenty Appliances or One Thermomix?

How often have you been cooking in the kitchen and wished you had a second pair of hands? Or perhaps you bought a gadget (I’m sure someone else also owns a yogurt maker that’s still in its box) to help you with some of the kitchen drudgery or to help you make more...

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Lipsmacking Japanese Gyoza

Lipsmacking Japanese Gyoza

Akemi grew up in Osaka, Japan savouring her grandmother’s pork and chive dumplings or gyoza as the Japanese call them. Gyoza was her favourite thing to eat and her Grandmum would always make them for her as long as Akemi helped her. As a result, Akemi learnt what went...

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A New Approach to Kai

A New Approach to Kai

The Papatoetoe Food Hub collective is made up Roots Creative Entrepreneurs, Kai Tupuna, Taiohi Whai Oranga and Auckland Teaching Gardens, supported by The Southern Initiative, Healthy Families South Auckland, Otara Papatoetoe Local Board and Panuku Development...

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Kiwi Foodcast
Stories make the food we love taste even better. Food blogger and self-taught cook, Perzen Patel sits down weekly with the people in our food trucks, at our farmers’ markets, in home-based kitchens and beyond to talk shop and learn the stories behind the food they serve. If you love eating local, going to food festivals, secretly call yourself a ‘street foodie’ or even dream of one day starting a food truck that serves Nana’s mince pies, this is the podcast for you. ‘Kiwi Foodcast’ is brought to you by Podcasts New Zealand.
Perzen Patel
Perzen Patel has lived in NZ and India for equal amount of years and is happiest when she’s at the intersection of cooking food, eating and telling a good story. In 2013, she started a Parsi food blog and catering service, Bawi Bride which has been covered in 100+ publications and has served 5000+ clients. Perzen loves discovering the stories behind the food people cook and eat. Having moved back to New Zealand in 2019 she is now shining a light on NZ’s uniquely diverse food scene with the Kiwi Foodcast.
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