Food news: The best bites, bars and recipes this week

By Jessica-Belle Greer

Have you got your tickets for Taste of Auckland? Scroll down to find out how you could win a double pass. Photos / Supplied
Have you got your tickets for Taste of Auckland? Scroll down to find out how you could win a double pass. Photos / Supplied

From foodie events to diet tips, brunch spots and Friday night drinks, here are the best bites of food news this week.

The brunch bunch

• Gather your kin: Kindred, Wynyard Quarter

The hapuka and the twice-cooked chicken on the menu at Kindred. Photos / Babiche Martens
The hapuka and the twice-cooked chicken on the menu at Kindred. Photos / Babiche Martens

Jessie Mulligan reviews Kindred at Wynyard Quarter and says the brunch menu may just be the best in town.

Friday night drinks

• A new local: Lord Kitchener, Sandringham

Squid basket with lemon & ginger slaw at Lord Kitchener. Photo /  Facebook.com/lordksandringham
Squid basket with lemon & ginger slaw at Lord Kitchener. Photo / Facebook.com/lordksandringham

At first glance, it may seem out of place among Sandringham's fragrant spice stores and Indian restuarants. But the newly opened Lord Kitchener, which boasts traditional British fare - mushy peas and chip butties anyone? - also gives a nod to the area's heritage with the likes of a vindaloo mayo and a recreation of the old Sandringham pharmacy sign on an interior wall.

Healthy bites

A study has found a link between social media use and weight gain. Photos / Supplied
A study has found a link between social media use and weight gain. Photos / Supplied

• Are you adding fat to your waistline without realising?

You may think you're doing all the right things, but could these seemingly harmless habits be the reason you're gaining weight?

• Watch out for the fad diets

Our resident health guru Niki Bezzant reveals what to watch out for when fending off fad diets.

Make it this weekend

• Afternoon delights

Orange and cream scones. Photo / Babiche Martens
Orange and cream scones. Photo / Babiche Martens

Instead of meeting with your fellow Breton-stripe-wearing mates for smashed avo this weekend, why not change it up for a ladylike afternoon tea date instead?

From peanut cookies to scones and club sandwiches, Viva shares how to make a delectable selection of petite treats for the perfect soiree at home.

Book ahead

• A Taste from all cultures

Food at Taste of Auckland. Photos / Supplied
Food at Taste of Auckland. Photos / Supplied

The ultimate annual foodie weekend that is Taste of Auckland promises an international array of cuisines this year in a nod to the diverse cultures of the city.

Among the line up you'll find Argentinian red shrimp from FISH, Moroccan stew from Ima Cuisine, an 18-hour smoked brisket taco from The Culpeper and freshly shucked oysters from Depot.

Pick up your tickets here or go in our draw to win one of four double passes.

- nzherald.co.nz

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