Editor’s Letter; Things We Love; Megan Nicol Reed
When my children were little, and my days were spent thinking mainly about kumara, spaghetti bolognaise, banana, yoghurt, spaghetti bolognaise again, and when my youngest wasn’t yet on solids, meaning I was often preparing nine meals a day (three apiece for breakfast, lunch and dinner … okay, seven, my husband sorted his own breakfast and lunch) I would often find myself staring at an open fridge and wondering why someone couldn’t just invent a bloody pill so I could be done with the relentlessness of feeding myself and my family. That was about six years ago and, thankfully, thinking about food now is no longer a chore but a pleasure, as was putting together this issue and reading Kim Knight’s piece on the coming-of-age of Maori dining (the photo on the contents page is Monique Fiso’s hangi almond cake, with strawberry horopito icecream and coeur a la creme, and who doesn’t want to eat that?). Finally, it seems, New Zealand’s oldest culinary cuisine is being given the recognition it’s due. Also this week, delicious international breakfasts you can score right here; Eli Orzessek on his love of KFC; and Annabel Langbein’s recipes for the first barbecue of the season. Have a great long weekend.