Loading...

@laurainejacobs Lauraine Jacobs

Food Obsessive. Sharing food in NZ Listener. Telling food stories of Aotearoa. And proudest of all: Nana! www.laurainejacobs.co.nz

@laurainejacobs photos and videos

2 days ago

Once upon a time.... This cafe, The River Kitchen in Victoria St, Hamilton absolutely knocks it out of the park with their brilliant story telling, delicious food and attention to detail. Love the play on those Little Golden Books for the menu, and the selection of scones and baking is truly impressive. You lucky Waikato people. #cafe @theriverkitchennz #baking #bestbreakfast @nourishmagazine

473
2 days ago

Getting down to the real food and Waikato Business last night with the real journos of the region at the Hamilton Gardens launch of Feast Waikato. Great work @nourishmagazine and the wonderful Vicki Ravlich Horan. Delicious programme planned!

384
2 weeks ago

Totally delicious refined simple food. A perfect dinner (that's a big call! ) tonight at the brand new Trocadero restaurant and bar in Queen St Auckland. Salmon tartare and mushroom under that eggshell, mango and quail salad with savoy cabbage & peas, a perfectly cooked gurnard with kumara, and a light as air seafood mélange . The ingredients of Aotearoa cooked with French finesse. Approachable, affordable and I am going to return. Soon. #alwaysdelicious #perfectfood

182
2 weeks ago

My beautiful daughter in law and my beautiful granddaughter. ❤❤ #family

575
2 weeks ago

An oldie but a goodie. Classic salmon coulibiac by @chefjasonroberts for @orakingsalmon tonight @thesugarclubakl #salmon

392
2 weeks ago

The Foodwriter's Dilemma. 2020 seems a suitable year to downsize my vast collection of cookbooks (and other eclectic kitchen equipment. ) So does anyone have any ideas where to start? Or how to go about this? Some real gems like this book, (IMHO the best Indian cookbook for Kiwis ever written. ) And of course there are lots I won't be able to part with. #cookbooks

131
3 weeks ago

Busy today with local bounty. Delicious sauce that everyone loves. Recipe is here and in The NZ Vegetable Cookbook. @kathy .a.paterson, @ginny .grant and I were so ahead of the game when we collaborated on this gorgeous book in 2010. If you would like to buy a copy I have ten for sale. DM me. #tomatoes #summer #alwaysdelicious

713
4 weeks ago

5kg of goodness from @clarke_horticulture grown outdoor on the Omaha Flats.i think there's some of my old fashioned tomato sauce coming up. #heritagetomatoes #summer #preserving

310
4 weeks ago

Peak Peach Season. Great recipes and ideas in this week's @nzlistenermag #peaches #ducklegs #alwaysdelicious

161
5 weeks ago

Subscribers have this seasonal @nzlistenermag recipe today! Head to My Stories to see how a 79 year old retiree has already mastered it. Yum! #peaches #ducklegs #alwaysdelicious

140
last month

Morena! Beautiful Aotearoa.

281
last month

Official Nana Duties. Swimming lessons.

313
last month

Here's our lovely enterprising neighbour Klara. She has made fabulous popsicles to sell at the gate. All money goes to send the Oranga Tamariki on Auckland's North Shore to a movie night. And this strawberry and basil ice is delicious! #bigheart #summertreats

412
last month

The talented @lizclarksonphoto and @kate .arbuthnot.stylist hard at work with my food for @nzlistenermag Nine years working together! #food #recipes #summer

562
last month

Catching fresh fish? Here are two recipes from my @nzlistenermag FOOD pages this week. Plus there's a story on Josh Niland whose book The Whole Fish was one of my Books of the Year. @mrniland

323
last month

It's SO quiet around here after the fun and total joy of the family holiday. #summer #food #grandchildren

526
last month

A fleeting visit back to the city, but there's always time for a treat or two. Such a lovely dinner at @nanamrepublic tonight. Delicious spicy food, so different from everything I have been cooking lately. And I love that extra hit of sweetness that distinguishes Filipino food. Thanks lovely Jess Granada for your warm hospitality. #filipino #northshore

260
last month

The Summer of Blueberries. Do not miss my delicious blueberry recipes in @nzlistenermag . Only 3 more days to buy a copy. #blueberries #magazine #alwaysdelicious

313
last month

One beautiful granddaughter to wake me up this morning.

502
last month

The joy of a family holiday. Two little boys and their sister. #family #food #beach @lorettsj

447
Dec 2019

Perfect Christmas night á deux. @mahurangioystersltd with the gift of Prosecco as the sun sets. Thanks Nod and @mrshay180 #relax #oysters #Ishuckedthemmyself #merikirihimete

331
Dec 2019

Meri Kirihimete to all the wonderful farmers who have worked so hard to provide the amazing food we'll devour today. That's my delicious Taupo Beef. I met the fab couple who produced it, and another man who is so passionate he's proposing we all visit farms on 1 March 2020. Read about it via this link. https://www.laurainejacobs.co.nz/blog/?mode=post&post_id=641 #openfarms

290
Dec 2019

Heading to the Matakana region? There's an update on all the best places and activities on my blog, including where to eat and drink. www.laurainejacobs.co.nz @brick_bay @thefarmersdaughter_omaha @matakanavillage @quailfarmcollectables

411
Dec 2019

Ok. I have featured a superbly simple tomato salad in @nzlistenermag . Cuisine has a complex, arty tomato salad on the summer issue cover. But this is the absolute best tomato salad in the city. Unbelievably delicious with that amazing herbal espuma in the centre. (And I even saw the staff nip out into the garden and pick one of the tomatoes. ) Take a bow Chef Ken OConnell at @copiadining in Orakei.

262