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Thanks to Heathcotes, David has upgraded his kitchen appliances

Thanks to our mates at Heathcotes, Hamiltons David Fairley-King seriously upgraded his kitchen appliances taking home the fabulous Breville Luxe appliance package worth $3,939!The Breville Luxe Package was part of our 2022 Show Gate Prize, where David entered the competition during the event. David's Breville prize included a toaster, coffee machine, Juicer air fryer and more!Congratulations David! We hope you are enjoying using your new Breville appliances.P.s. we love how excited David wa...

August 27, 2022

Be in to WIN a Breville Luxe Package

Thanks to our mates at Heathcotes you could be taking home a BREVILLE LUXE PACKAGE!  Just by purchasing your tickets and entering the prize at the Gate you'll automatically go in the draw to win athis amazing prize pack valued at $3,939 RRP. Prize Pack includes:BKE735BTR - the Soft Top® Luxe - Black TruffleBTA735BTR - the Toast Select Luxe - Black TruffleBES876BTR - Barista Express Impress Black TruffleLEM750BTR - Bakery Chef Hub – Black TruffleBJE830BTR - the Juice Fountain® Cold XL - ...

June 26, 2022

Get set to turn up the heat this winter!

Waikato’s favourite food and drink showcase is returning to Claudelands Events Centre, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July. The two-day event is set to turn up the heat this winter, thanks to the line-up of cooking demonstrations, delectable edibles and amazing show-only specials. Along with celebrating the region's local restaurants, cafes and chefs, the Show also showcases producers, winemakers and the latest products. Bring the whole family and take time to talk to the owners and artisan produc...

May 22, 2022

A celebration of food at the Great NZ Food Show

The Great New Zealand Food Show is back for 2021 at the Claudelands Event Centre from 1-2 May and promises a fantastic day out filled with food, fun and flavour. Event favourites returning for 2021 include the Heathcotes Cooking Theatre, Mystery Bag Cook-off, the HLIVE Seat & Eat and the popular Seafood Bazar How To area. New to the event this year is the Wholesome Hub as well as an array of Masterclasses supported by Volare Bread that are aimed at educating and inspiring foodies of all types. E...

April 17, 2021

Competitive BBQing at The Great NZ Food Show

This year the Great NZ Food show will feature some exciting competitive BBQing! For the first time in New Zealand, we will see competitive BBQ teams cooking four different proteins in front of a live crowd to impress the judges and secure the win. Four of the country’s top BBQ teams will be competing for the title of Grand Champion of the Battle of the MultiQ. The teams competing are Mile Marker 66, The Smoking Meathouse, Cook Cartel and The Four Saucemen and within them are some of the count...

April 17, 2021

Purchase your tickets online and be in to WIN!

Thanks to our mates at Heathcotes you could be taking home a new coffee machine for your kitchen. Just by purchasing your tickets online before the Show you'll automatically go in the draw to win a De'Longhi Nespresso Citiz & Milk Coffee Machine valued at $499 RRP. The De'Longhi Nespresso Citiz & Milk Coffee Machine is an urban smart machine with an iconic design and premium finish. Fitted with an Aeroccino, CitiZ&milk allows you to create an endless number of recipes with fr...

April 1, 2021

Agnolotti filled with ricotta and pumpkin, beetroot sauce, parmesan

PREP TIME 20 minCOOK TIME 90 minutesTOTAL TIME1 hour 25 minutes INGREDIENTS  For the pasta 300 gr flour3 large eggsFor gluten free pasta 250 gr gluten free flour1 teaspoon xantan gum3 eggsFor the filling: 200 gr ricotta cheese100 gr cup pumpkin50 gr cup Parmesan cheese1 egg, beatenSalt & pepperNutmegBeetroot sauce 1 large beetroot100 gr white wine vinegarTo finish Parmesan cheese, grated or shavedCube butterBaby beetrootpeashoot INSTRUCTIONS For the pasta:Working on a clean dry surface...

December 10, 2020

Falls Retreat Beef Brisket with Kumara, Coconut & Feta Croquettes

BRINE 2L of hot water½ cup kosher salt½ cup sugar½ cup brown sugar2 cinnamon sticks3 star anise1 tsp celery seeds2 tsp fennel seeds8 cloves5 bay leaves1 tbsp mixed peppercorns2L ice cold water Lightly toast all seeds and peppercorns to extract essential oils.Bring water to boil and mix all ingredients in a container large enough for the meat you are brining. Make sure salt and sugar is dissolved. Add cold water to cool the brine down. Ensure brine is completely cooled before adding any meatO...

December 7, 2020

New Owner for The Great NZ Food Show

One of the Waikato’s iconic events, The Great NZ Food Show has a new owner. Created by Classic Events in 2014, the event has gone from strength to strength and Ammie Hardie from Core Events saw an opportunity to add this iconic event to her own portfolio. With an exciting array of exhibitors and lots to see, do and experience, the Great NZ Food Show offers the complete food experience and has become a firm favourite with Waikato foodies. “We know The Great NZ Food Show will be in fantastic h...

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