Ed­i­tor’s Let­ter; Things We Love; Me­gan Ni­col Reed

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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.


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