New Zealand food in daily live?
I'm moving to NZ in a few months. But I'm still wondering if New Zealand has it's own cuisine or just follows the British traditions? Or are all the Kiwis just addicted to fast food?
Raphael29 May 2007, 06:32 Raphael
Before 1975, the diet was based on meat, potatoes, temperate climate vegetables in season (cabbage, peas, beans, carrots, spinach, cauliflower, and broccoli), bread, fruits in season, dairy products, and fish. Chicken was a restaurant delicacy, and the favorite fast food was the meat pie. Beverages were tea and beer. Since 1975, the cuisine has opened up to include a range of tropical and subtropical fruits, vegetables, and spices. It has taken advantage of its Mediterranean climate to produce wine. Food items are readily available in supermarkets. There are ubiquitous fast-food restaurants. However, there is no New Zealand cuisine. Christmas features the presentation of the turkey or ham, followed by the Christmas pudding. The Sunday roast is still served in the British tradition.
The Maori cuisine is based on seafood, mutton birds (young petrels), wild pork or fowl, fat lamb, and kumara. The method of cooking is the earth oven (hangi) in which stones are heated by fire, the fire is extinguished so that the stones steam, and a large sealed basket containing the food is buried over the stones and left to cook for several hours. When Maori gather for meetings on the marae, men and women jointly help prepare the food; men dig the hole, place the stones, and bury and remove the food.Rob 29 May 2007, 06:33 - Report
I would like to get a job in new zeland
I from Nicragua
I would like and work in a farm getting fruit
http://www.geocities.com/exzequielrt/exeEzequiel 03 Jun 2007, 11:06 - Report
Ezequiel, you should try apple picking in either the Nelson or Hawkes Bay regions over the summer months, sounds like it's what you are after.
http://www.christchurchholidays.co.nz/Kiwismith 20 Jun 2007, 11:03 - Report
im high graduated tunisian girl in business english and i would like to be recruted from a company in new zelandkhadija 15 Apr 2008, 02:36 - Report
you should be yourselfalana 19 Nov 2008, 03:17 - Report
i really enjoy nz food..yum yumalana 19 Nov 2008, 03:19 - Report
I LIKE MAORI..BUT NOT BRITISH PAKEHA PEADOPHILE RACIST PIGS..I HOPE MAORI WILL KILL PAKEHA AND WEAR THEIR SKULLS AROUND THEIR NECK
KILL KKK PEKEHA WHITEYSSAMMY 23 Feb 2009, 03:14 - Report
Hey N.Z. So it's true that maori culture hasn't moved on much in the last 1000 years?
Raphael if you like pies you'll be 'sweetazz' in NZ.
Everything else is awful. have food parcels sent from home. and stay away from Bros with funky necklacesJamie Olive 25 May 2009, 10:39 - Report