The Brown Bread team has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the downstairs café in our building (Midland Building). Helmed by the folk behind Francesca’s Italian Kitchen (in both Wanaka and Christchurch), Miro is serving up an extensive menu of breakfast, brunch and lunch favourites. Whether you prefer sweet or savoury, filling or light, Miro has […]Read more "Miro in the Midland Building"
The only problem with living so close to an incredible wine region is deciding who to buy from. With so many world class wineries at our doorstep, supporting local winemakers is a no brainer. With only a month to go until my parents visit Canterbury for the first time (ever!), I want to make sure our […]Read more "A North Canterbury Winery That Gives Back"
Food photography has gained popularity in recent years with the rise of Instagram. If you search #foodphotography or #onthetable, you’ll see an eclectic mix of styled food shots that could easily belong in your favourite cookbook. Many of my Toronto friends are food stylists, food bloggers/writers and professional food photographers, however, unbeknownst to most – many […]Read more "How To Take Food Photos Without A Professional Camera"
There’s no better way to celebrate a special occasion than with birthday cake and ice cream. I’m crazy about birthdays, anniversaries and celebrations of all sorts. With my birthday on the horizon (okay, two months away), I’ve partnered with Tip Top to create a celebratory dessert bowl with all the fixings! No matter how old […]Read more "Let Them Eat Cake"
If there’s one type of cuisine I haven’t seen enough of in Christchurch, it’s Greek. Fortunately, Welles Street (located on 44 Welles Street in Central Christchurch), is serving up a modern take on Greek eats. More than just souvlaki, the carefully considered menu incorporates a range of mouthwatering items: everything from rotisserie chicken to baklava […]Read more "Let’s Meet At Welles Street!"
Vietnam To Go recently opened in central Christchurch among the other St. Asaph Street container restaurants and cafés. The eatery is serving up authentic and flavourful Vietnamese staples. It’s been almost two years since my travels to Vietnam and I was seriously missing the freshly prepared pho and bánh mì joints that lined every street. As soon […]Read more "Christchurch’s Best Vietnamese Eats"
Taking cues from late night eateries in Shanghai and Hong Kong, Sally and Sam Hooper will officially open Sister Kong Bao Bar this Friday. The pair is behind the hugely popular Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar and Christchurch foodies eagerly await their second venture. The decor of Sister Kong is red, gold and neon, just what you’d […]Read more "Sister Kong brings Hong Kong to Christchurch"