The 'Daish' name is big in the New Zealand cooking world. Architect Mary Daish specialises in kitchen deisgn and her mother Lois Daish is a cook and food writer.
What place does the butler’s pantry have in a modern New Zealand kitchen? Given that few of us have domestic staff these days is it a snobby affectation?
What of the scullery? Does that have a place in modern life with such a dearth of scullery maids to work in them?
And the ubiquitous island bench, is it a case of fashion over practicality?
Mary tells Kim Hill she has little time for such faddishness.