How To Take Food Photos Without A Professional Camera

How To Take Food Photos Without A Professional Camera

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 [...]

Let’s Meet At Welles Street!

Let’s Meet At Welles Street!

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 [...]

Christchurch’s Best Vietnamese Eats

Christchurch’s Best Vietnamese Eats

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 [...]

Sister Kong brings Hong Kong to Christchurch

Sister Kong brings Hong Kong to Christchurch

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 [...]

New Opening: Little High Eatery

New Opening: Little High Eatery

In a city that's slowly rebuilding, Little High Eatery came out of the blue. Tucked behind the Mackenzie & Willis building on Tuam Street, across from C1 Espresso, lives a brand new food court. This isn't your run-of-the-mill suburban shopping mall food court, it's an exercise in excellent urban planning. Little High makes excellent use of [...]

What’s On In Waipara: The Food Farm

What’s On In Waipara: The Food Farm

Last weekend I met with Angela and Nick Clifford, who have been in the wine industry for twenty years. Since moving back to North Canterbury twelve years ago, they have unearthed the region's potential: Waipara is unique in that "it's perfectly positioned geographically and geologically to grow both food and wine." The Food Farm came to fruition when the pair [...]

Will Write For Food

Will Write For Food

Hoping to sharpen my writing skills while enjoying Christchurch's culinary scene, I've started writing food reviews for Style Magazine. I'm always interested in discovering new pockets of the city and teaming up with Style has helped me eat my way through Christchurch. With a surprisingly diverse food scene for a city of its size, I still haven't made my way through [...]