Food news: What to eat this weekend

By Jessica-Belle Greer

These are some of our favourite food bites this weekend.
These are some of our favourite food bites this weekend.

From foodie events to the best restaurants, recipes and diet tips, here are the best bites of food news this week.

DINING OUT:

A'MEZA, Mt Eden

Canvas reviewer Kim Knight finds a reason to look past the dumplings on offer at Dominion Road.

"Polenta with miso. Duck breast with matcha rice. Beetroot with salted yolk. A'meza bills itself as pan-Asian, but one glance at the menu and it's clear this is no ordinary Dominion Rd cheap and cheerful."

Read the full review here.

AMANO, Auckland CBD

Viva reviewer Jesse Mulligan is charmed by the new Italian eatery in the heart of the CBD.

"The food is spectacular. A beef carpaccio is artistic on the plate, and seasoned with all the right things - parmesan and salty preserved egg yolk and, hold the phone, tarragon flowers which might be the best advertisement for fresh herbs in a dish that I've ever encountered."

New Britomart eatery Amano serves spectacular food in "completely beautiful" surroundings. Photo / Babiche Martens
New Britomart eatery Amano serves spectacular food in "completely beautiful" surroundings. Photo / Babiche Martens

Read the full review here.

DINING IN:

Kasey and Karena's new cookbook sneak peek

Scallops with vermicelli by Kasey and Karena. Photo / Deborah Aspray
Scallops with vermicelli by Kasey and Karena. Photo / Deborah Aspray

The sister chefs have shared their favourite recipes from their new cookbook, Hungry, based on their travels.

"When we were in Rome we had tiramisu almost every day. It means 'pick me up' in Italian, so we used that as an excuse to have one for breakfast some mornings."

See what they have to offer here.

Spring wonders for the week-night cook

Singing praises for repertoire dishes that are made again and again, Ray McVinnie shares some of his favourite spring recipes.

"It is officially spring and I have a strange optimism about just about everything at the moment. I certainly want lighter meals and the following are a few ideas."

See the recipes here.

HEALTH FIX:

The easiest ways to quit sugar

Lily Soutter, nutritionist, shares her guidelines on saying goodbye to sugar - recommendations include going cold-turkey and cooking from scratch. Photo / Getty Images.
Lily Soutter, nutritionist, shares her guidelines on saying goodbye to sugar - recommendations include going cold-turkey and cooking from scratch. Photo / Getty Images.

Shredding for summer? London-based nutritionist and weight loss expert Lily Soutte's top ten tips are shared so you can get in shape just in time for the holidays.

"Don't use sugar to change your mood. Instead use what I call nourishing life pleasures: have a bath, get a massage, laugh with a friend, watch your favourite film - the list is endless."

See the full list here.

What life is like after giving up drinking

Canvas writer Hilary Stichbury talks to a few people who have battled addiction.

"It's fine, in theory, to think of ourselves as an enlightened, forward-thinking society that respects how gutsy it is to beat alcohol addiction. But when it's your own reputation on the line, it's not so easy to test it."

Read the full story here.

EVENTS:

LOBSTER & LIQUOR, Ostro, Auckland Central

Frose - the frozen rose slushies at Ostro.
Frose - the frozen rose slushies at Ostro.

Singing in summer with style, Ostro's latest pop-up offers classic lobster rolls and frozen rosé slushies called frosé.

Find out more here.

CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL, Dunedin

This Saturday a festival for beer enthusiasts will take over the Forsyth Barr Stadium with plenty of beverage options, a Kiwi music concert, delicious food, and bouncy castles for the families.

Check the website for more details.

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