The Offal Club
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The Offal Club

Over the past 50 years our tastes have grown for softer, sweeter, easier foods. Unfortunately, this means that we waste more of the food we cultivate. For example, we eat more chicken breast than any other part of the chicken. (Journalist Felicity Lawrence has some powerful examples in her book “Not on the label.”) As … Continue reading

Unbelievable chocolate sculpture immortalises NZ’s pride and joy
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Unbelievable chocolate sculpture immortalises NZ’s pride and joy

The excitement of America’s Cup race day has been immortalised in a large chocolate sculpture of the Emirates Team New Zealand racing catamaran. The 82cm high sculpture is breathtaking. It will be put on display today at the Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum. It forms part of the famous Museum’s 20th anniversary celebrations. In pure … Continue reading

From butcher’s to café: a historic cuppa
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From butcher’s to café: a historic cuppa

Local History Online describes the Old Hellaby’s Building in Birkenhead as a Category A building of heritage significance, with ” finials, quoin-stoning, parapet and balustrade, divided fanlights and columns.” Quite. The Ravenhill café has certainly made three most of its original features, like gorgeous tiles and marble benchtop, and have (wisely in my opinion) done … Continue reading