If you’re shortly going to be travelling New Zealand’s culinary culture, you’ll quickly discover that we Kiwis love full-bodied flavours. Ok, may be the food has to take second place to New Zealand’s beautiful scenery but no one forgets that special piece of Carrot Cake full of walnuts, treacle, apples and apricots. And let’s not forget the real cream cheese icing! Cafes here are famous for it.
The one thing I missed while travelling overseas, was quality, creamy yogurt. Australian and New Zealand gourmet yogurts are in all supermarkets and they’re thick and delicious. Call me biased, but I think that our cream is the best in the world. And folks, you really have to sample this peanut butter while you’re here. It really is a star!
New Zealand’s coffee culture reigns supreme. We’re pretty fussy about our lattes, flat whites and short blacks. Even in rural areas, you’re get a great coffee, but do ask the locals about this and they’ll point you in the right direction.