Love Rosie, Tauranga, NZ

Love Rosie is a little gem my parents introduced me to. This boutique bakery/cafe in Tauraunga is on an unassuming road but was still packed when we visited. After tasting their delicious treats I understood why they were so full. Every cake is of the highest standard, nothing is stale or unexciting, and everything is…

The Foodie In: Auckland

Auckland is awash with new bars, pop-ups, cafes and restaurants. The development of Britomart for the Rugby World Cup in 2011 and the make-over of old favourite Ponsonby means the Auckland night-life is no longer something of an embarrassment when one has international visitors. It’s two years since I’ve been back to the city I…

The Kiwi Treat: Lolly Cake

Lolly Cake is a kiwi bakery staple, traditionally sold by the slice for $1 and wrapped clumsily in “Glad wrap” (cling film). It’s notable feature is the Pascal “Eskimo” fruit puffs, which have a slighter harder consistency than marshmallow, and come in banana, lime, vanilla and strawberry flavours. These puffs are set into a base…