Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Culinary Quills Recognise Top New Zealand Foodies

Culinary Quills Recognise Top New Zealand Foodies

Judges voted Peta Mathias as the Supreme Award winner at the New Zealand Guild of Food Writers Culinary Quill Awards last night in Auckland. The series of Taste New Zealand programmes was described by judges as “almost compulsory viewing.”

All award winners showed outstanding skill in food writing and were recognised by local and overseas judges as enriching local food culture greatly.

Mavis Airey, President of the NZ Guild of Food Writers, says the Culinary Quills provide a fantastic opportunity to showcase the best of New Zealand food writing by acknowledging those who produce outstanding work.

“The Culinary Quills enable New Zealanders to celebrate success and recognise the enormous contribution food writers make to the development of New Zealand cuisine, and to our knowledge and attitudes towards food,” says Mavis.

The Supreme Award is a new category in the Culinary Quills biennial awards, which recognises the most outstanding entry of the fourteen category winners outlined below. (See page two for more information on the winning entries.)

Mavis Airey said the judges found it difficult selecting an overall winner and it was Peta’s passion for the craft of food communications that made the final decision.

“The panel of Supreme Award judges said Taste New Zealand has almost become compulsory viewing for anyone who enjoys food and travel. Combined with Peta’s enthusiasm and the fact that there is something for everyone in the show, it was awarded Supreme Winner for 2003.”

The award for Taste New Zealand also acknowledges the contribution of Chris Wright the producer/director of the show.

Sponsors of the awards include some of New Zealand’s top companies and show the commitment of local industry to fostering continued excellence in food communications. Sponsors are: New Zealand Pork, Fisher & Paykel, Heinz Wattie’s New Zealand, Montana Wines, Tegel Foods, NZ Tamarillo Growers Assoc., Alfreshco, Kapiti Fine Foods and the University of Canterbury.

The Culinary Quill Awards will next be held in 2005. For anyone interested in entering, most entrants must be professional members of the Guild. Please contact Mavis Airey, President if you would like more information, on mavis.airey@xtra.co.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Best Music Tracks Of 2018

Oliver Godji, who records as Octavian, is a French/British/Angolan rapper based in London. As someone born in Lille, France, he didn’t qualify for welfare in Britain... More>>

Programme Launch: Pussy Riot Leads The Auckland Fringe

The full programme for Auckland Fringe arts festival 2019 has landed with a giant international announcement for the blockbuster programme which features Russian protest art collective Pussy Riot. They are set to make their New Zealand debut, coming to Auckland for one night only. More>>

Howard Davis: Three Reasons for Film Fans to Get Netflix

The past two months have finally seen Netflix come into its own, providing the financing for three films that will warm the hearts of cinephiles everywhere - Orson Welles' The Other Side of The Wind, The Coen Brothers' The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and Alfonso Cuarón's Roma. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: The Rift by Rachael Craw

Rachael Craw's first series, Spark has been extremely well received by the YA community in both Australia and New Zealand (it has a hashtag, #SparkArmy), and The Rift looks like it’s going to be just as popular. More>>

Porn And Teens Report: 'Wake-Up Call' On Sexuality Education

Family Planning: The Office of Film and Literature Classification’s survey of more than 2000 young people about pornography highlights that sexuality education provides an opportunity for a vital counter-narrative to porn that could reach most young New Zealanders... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland