17 Dec 2019

Best of 2019: recipes

2:31 pm on 24 December 2019

Over the year we've been cooking up a storm so here are some of our most popular recipes, including one for chocolate-chip cookies that broke the internet.

Laura Vincent's easy vegan treats

Wellington cook and bartender Laura Vincent shares recipes for toasted sunflower seed and garlic dip, black salted caramel ripple ice cream, and almond butter toffee.

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Photo: Laura Vincent

Josh Emett: chicken pot pie

Celebrity chef Josh Emett share the recipe for a heart-warming chicken pot pie from London chef Bruce Poole.

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie Photo: © Kieran E. Scott


Healing homemade chicken soup

Food writer Kelly Gibney warmed our hearts with this soup recipe.

Healing homemade chicken soup

Healing homemade chicken soup Photo: supplied

Alison Roman: the cookie recipe that almost broke the internet

Standard chocolate-chip cookies just weren't good enough for food writer Alison Roman.

Salted Butter and Chocolate Chunk Shortbread, or Why Would I Make Another Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever Again?

Photo: “Reprinted from Dinging In. Copyright © 2017 by Alison Roman. Photographs copyright © 2017 by Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.”

The Camping Cookbook: recipes and food storage tips

One night, eating prepackaged food on the Routeburn Track, food-lovers Andrea Lo Vetere and Sara Mutande started questioning why camping food couldn't be… better.

Andrea Lo Vetere and Sara Mutande, authors of The Camping Cookbook

Andrea Lo Vetere and Sara Mutande, authors of The Camping Cookbook Photo: Supplied

Julie Biuso: Fetucine with zucchini

Chef Julie Biuso shares here recipe for a vegetable that is abundant and cheap at this time of the year.

Fettuccine with Zucchini

Fettuccine with Zucchini Photo: supplied


Jess Daniell: Smashing Pumpkin Soup

Food blogger Jess Daniell shares one of her favourite heartwarming, nourishing winter recipes.

Smashing Pumpkin Soup

Smashing Pumpkin Soup Photo: Supplied \ Jess Daniell


Julie Biuso: comfort me with potatoes

When they're done well, jacket-baked potatoes are the perfect comfort food.

Smashing jacket potatoes

Smashing jacket potatoes Photo: Supplied \Shared Kitchen

Tongan food with Freddy Tu'akalau

Freddy Tu'akalau from the popular Otahūhū cafe Eight Roses shares with us his recipes for Lu Pulu (corn beef in taro leaves), Pacific ceviche and lime and mango cheesecake.

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Photo: Freddy Tu'akalau

Annabelle White: Simply The Best Banana Cake

"There is banana cake and then there is this banana cake," says Kiwi chef Annabelle White.

Simply the Best Banana Cake

Simply the Best Banana Cake Photo: Supplied: Annabelle White

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