The Great Southern Cook-off

Unless you've been seriously out of the loop, you'll know that "New Zealand cuisine" is no longer an unthinkable string of words, and that there's more to the country's larder than frozen lamb and vast slabs of bland cheddar cheese. The past 20 years have seen an explosion of creativity among Kiwi chefs, restaurateurs and winemakers, as well as growing appreciation of the purity of the country's produce — a bankable quality in these times of genetic tomfoolery and junk food....

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