James Lantana -- more correctly Somsak Lantana -- once my Thai neighbour, was a chef back home, came to New Zealand almost 20 years ago with his beautiful Japanese wife Nana, and has worked in... > Read more
The Bluff oyster season usually opens in March in New Zealand so people might be looking for something more to do with those big, rich delights than just eating them raw or with a splash of... > Read more
In a Mumbai bar a guy from Amsterdam
tells me (from New Zealand), about an American television programme.
Despite the cultural collisions of that, he's got a good story.
Apparently the host... > Read more
More than a third of the artists on this 16 track collection -- Toumani Diabate, Mavis Staples, SJD, Cesaria Evora, Beirut, Susana Baca -- have appeared at Elsewhere, and a few of them have been... > Read more