Because the sea weed, just like I did with the excited of realising this is my last post!
Some of the foods featured on this blog are totally unconventional. And so is the topic of this post, Locusts. It might seem surprising then, that they are now being served in one on Dunedin’s swankiest venues, Vault 21
These guys are worthy of a top end restaurant. But don’t bother emptying your wallet for them, you can fill a bag of these for free in no time at all.
Well, that is how it was introduced to me, another victim of a classic kiwi prank. I guess my hunger and naive curiosity made me an easy target. As I quickly discovered, horopito tastes nothing like chocolate but more like a kind of pungent, dirty pepper that lingers on the tongue. Before you get too worried, I should clarify that horopito isn’t going to poison anyone….
It doesn’t look like any food I’ve eaten before, but the Huhu grub is a traditional Maori delicacy, so I had to give it a go:
“Are you going to eat them?’Asked the surprised farmer who had let us onto his property. He assumed we were just shooting for sport,
Only one was allowed in, and rightly so. Although the two common types look similar, they are about as closely related as birds and bats
These days, the next question is: What kind of Milk?
The rhubarb wine is crisp and sweet and wonderfully pink!
At one point I had wine splashed across my arms and t-shirt, a little on my housemate, and the rest all over the carpet
Over the easter weekend I had lots of time to go foraging.
The most surprising find for me was the banana passionfruit
With this recipe, all the brewing gear I could want (courtesy of my housemate) and ZERO experience, I decided to get stuck in.
So I’ve just arrived in Dunedin and I want to find some wild foods. Where do I start?