Podcast Episode 99: Where to Eat in New Zealand

Elle Armon-Jones
By Elle Armon-Jones
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In this episode of the Find Dining podcast, Elle Armon Jones of Big Foody Food Tours talks about culinary travel in New Zealand. We discuss adjusting to opposite seasons, Pacific Rim cuisine, and how Lord of the Rings put New Zealand on the tourist map.

Elle Armon-Jones
Elle Armon-Jones
  • Come hear Elle speak at the 2014 Food and Travel Expo

  • Auckland is the biggest Polynesian city in the world, with over 200 nationalities represented

  • Celebrate New Zealand's seafood bounty with the Scallop Festival or the Bluff Oyster Festival

  • Air New Zealand is a great way to get from one island to the other or rent a car and take the Interislander ferry

  • Visit in March to enjoy the autumn Cheese Festival or take in the wine harvest

  • Be sure to explore Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, Marlborough, Nelson, and Greenstown

  • Get a taste of Wellington on a Plate

  • The Lucky Taco is on the forefront of Auckland's food truck scene

  • Keep an eye out for Al Brown, Annabel Langbein, Peta Mathais, Nadia Lim

  • When in Auckland, grab breakfast or lunch in Ponsonby, shop in Newmarket, or explore the beach in Takapuna

  • Learn more about New Zealand's native fish at the Seafood School

1. Food for Thought

  • Q : In New Zealand, it's called a kumara. What is it called in the US?
  • A: sweet potato

2. Out of the Frying Pan Picks

  • Dish to compare restaurants by: Mussel fritters

  • Favorite market: Parnell or Hobsonville Point

  • Beverage to try: 42 Below Vodka or Broken Heart Gin

  • Typical New Zealand dessert: Pavlova or Denheath custard squares

  • How is Australian food different? Italian food is more prevalent in Austrailia, particularly Melbourne

  • Place with a great view: Mount Eden

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