From the world’s highest UMF honey, to the Auckland Food Show, our Food News will keep you up to date.
The Auckland Food Show
The Food Show is back in Auckland for another year, promising to inspire and delight food enthusiasts with culinary treats and expert cooking demonstrations. With a fresh food market, artisan treats, craft beer and tasty street food, the Food Show looks to satisfy any foodies’ palate. With live demonstrations from the likes of Annabel Langbein, Simon Gault and Josh Emett, this is your chance to stock up on cooking know-how and kitchen goodies with the promise of ‘if it’s edible and yummy, you’ll find it at The Food Show’.
ASB Showgrounds, Auckland, July 25-28.
Pure Manuka honey has for years been celebrated for its beautiful taste and purported health benefits. While many honey companies can claim a high UMF (Unique Manuka Factor), only one can claim the world’s highest ever tested. The True Honey Co. have just released 1,000 limited jars of 2017 Rare Harvest, which was independently certified as having 31+ UMF. Each available jar is hand-numbered, signed and topped with hand-turned NZ native timber lids, complete with a bespoke brass-handled honey drizzler. This ultimate luxury in Manuka honey is only available from their website, and while you’ll be paying a pretty penny to get your hands on these pots of liquid gold, you can rest assured knowing it’s the best of the best.
While many of us can enjoy the luxury of knowing there will be dinner on the table each night, it’s important to remember that not everyone in New Zealand has the same assurance. Foodbanks rely on donations to ensure they can help people in need and the Salvation Army and Countdown are making it that much easier for Kiwis to donate. New Zealand’s only online foodbank, The Foodbank Project is giving people the option to purchase items online and have it packed at Countdown and delivered to their local Salvation Army on their behalf. Donors can choose from individual items or pre-made bundles of much-needed food, cleaning and personal items and can make one-off donations or set up a recurring donation going out weekly, fortnightly or monthly. With winter well and truly here, it’s now more important than ever to give what we can to those in need.
A diet high in protein can help you stay fuller for longer, while stabilising your blood sugar levels and help your body absorb nutrients. However, getting enough protein in your diet can be tricky if you lead a plant-based lifestyle. Tasti’s recently released Made Simple Protein Bars have made it easy for vegetarians and vegans to get a protein hit on the go. Coming in three flavours and free from artificial colours, flavours, preservatives and refined sugar, the protein in the bars is naturally derived from soyabeans and are high in vitamins and minerals. Coming in packs of five bars, they’re ideal for before the gym, in the car or when you hit that 3pm slump at work.