Nici’s approach to cooking is simple - source the very best ingredients you can afford, focus on flavour over technique and definitely don’t stress!
Trained as a chef, most of her knowledge of food and cooking comes from travelling the world, learning new ways of cooking and eating from the locals of whatever country she’s in. Making the TV travel-food series World Kitchen saw Nici travelling the globe over five years; “My way of travelling is not to spend time doing galleries and museums.
Instead, I do food. It’s a delicious way to access a culture, experiencing a place through tasting the flavours, watching who and what’s cooking, and picking up ideas and tips so I can recreate and relive the experience back home. When I return from a trip I have loads of food ideas to share and there’s nothing I enjoy more than making a dish that I’ve picked up overseas but using New Zealand’s produce because you can’t beat our produce for quality, freshness and flavour!”