Christchurch 2016

8-10 Apr, Fri–Sun 10am–5pm, Horncastle Arena

Whirlpool Cooking Theatre

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Included with your entry ticket, you can enjoy free cooking demonstrations in the Whirlpool Cooking Theatre.

Don't miss the chance to see some of New Zealand's top culinary talent share their secrets on cooking fabulous meals at home.

Watch your favourite celebrity chef step up to the plate, including Ray McVinnie, Robert Oliver, Chelsea Winter, Annabelle White and more, in the Whirlpool Cooking Theatre in Christchurch.

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Fri

Friday 8 April

Fun, accessible, and tasty Asian cooking
10:30am-11:15am

Chef, author, and award-winning cooking school founder Sachie Nomura is here to make authentic Asian cuisine accessible, fun, and simple.

In this scrumptious demonstration, Sachie will kick things off with Crispy Vietnamese Prawns with Green Rice Flakes, followed by Thai Fish Pie, which draws inspiration from the humble Kiwi fish pie and the Thai dish Tom Ka Gai. And for dessert, check out her healthy and delicious Chia Coconut with Sweet Mango.

Samoan food from the heart
11:30am-12:15pm

Kiwi chef and My Kitchen Rules judge Robert Oliver has developed restaurants in major US cities and has pioneered food programs for homeless people.

His demos at The Food Show will be further enlivened by the fabulous presence of fa'afafine singing sensation Cindy of Samoa. Robert and Cindy will prepare Raw Salmon with Ginger and Soy Sauce Dressing, ‘Ota Ika’ with mango and mint, and iced ‘Koko Samoa’ smoothie-style drink using fabulous Samoan-grown cocoa.

Wholegrain gluten-free baking
12:30pm-1:15pm

Chef, author, photographer, and runaway success story Emma Galloway reveals how truly beautiful baking with wholegrain, gluten-free flours can be. In this demo, you’ll learn about different flours and how best to use them to bring flavour, texture, and nutrition to your baked goods.

Learn how to make Pumpkin and Chocolate Brownies, (from A Year in my Real Food Kitchen, Harper Collins 2016), Lemon, Honey & Thyme Curd Shortbreads and Dark Chocolate, Buckwheat and Pear Loaf (both from My Darling Lemon Thyme, Harper Collins 2014)

Fabulous food inspired by Madam Woo
1:30pm-2:15pm

Michelin-starred chef, ex-Masterchef judge, and former Gordon Ramsay right-hand-man Josh Emett has recently been opening restaurants throughout New Zealand.

His chain of casual Malaysian restaurants, Madam Woo, is serving up fabulous food in Queenstown, Dunedin, and Takapuna, with another branch opening in Hamilton soon. In this demo, Josh prepares Asian dishes inspired by the Madam Woo menu, including Sui Mai, Hawker Rolls, and Squid.

Easy, achievable, fun recipes
2:30pm-3:15pm

Join the effervescent radio personality, TV chef, and author of 11 cookbooks, Annabelle White, for a cooking demonstration that will leave you enthused, confident, and ready to cook.

In this demo, Annabelle will show you how to make Brigitte’s Crackers, followed by a main course of Swedish meatballs, and a fabulous Danish plum prune cake.

Sat

Saturday 9 April

Quick and easy, flavour-packed vegetarian
10:30am-11:15am

Chef, author, photographer, and life-long vegetarian Emma Galloway shows you all the tips and tricks needed to pack tons of flavour into your vegetarian meals with minimal fuss.

Learn how to make Lemony Mushroom Quinoa with Chilli Almonds, Fried Egg Tortillas With Pumpkin And Coriander Salsa (both from A Year in my Real Food Kitchen, Harper Collins, 2016), and Sweet and Sour Lemongrass Tempeh (from My Darling Lemon Thyme, Harper Collins 2014)

Fabulous food inspired by Madam Woo
11:30am-12:15pm

Michelin-starred chef, ex-Masterchef judge, and former Gordon Ramsay right-hand-man Josh Emett has recently been opening restaurants throughout New Zealand.

His chain of casual Malaysian restaurants, Madam Woo, is serving up fabulous food in Queenstown, Dunedin, and Takapuna, with another branch opening in Hamilton soon. In this demo, Josh prepares Asian dishes inspired by the Madam Woo menu, including Sui Mai, Hawker Rolls, and Squid.

Samoan food from the heart
12:30pm-1:15pm

Kiwi chef and My Kitchen Rules judge Robert Oliver has developed restaurants in major US cities and has pioneered food programs for homeless people.

His demos at The Food Show will be further enlivened by the fabulous presence of fa'afafine singing sensation Cindy of Samoa. Robert and Cindy will prepare Raw Salmon with Ginger and Soy Sauce Dressing, ‘Ota Ika’ with mango and mint, and iced ‘Koko Samoa’ smoothie-style drink using fabulous Samoan-grown cocoa.

Everyday deliciousness with a twist
1:30pm-2:15pm

One of New Zealand’s favourite cooks and best-selling cookbook authors, Chelsea Winter is back in 2016 to help you make every day delicious. Chelsea has designed a winning dinner menu, guaranteed to result in homemade happiness. Check out her dukkah and sesame chicken followed by crazy Italian choc cake – both made using her trademark accessible ingredients ‘with a twist’.

At home in the kitchen
2:30pm-3:15pm

Culinary legend Ray McVinnie helps you enjoy your time in the kitchen by building up a repertoire of great recipes that you can feel relaxed about making. In this demo, he’ll show you how to make an easy tomato and cheese tart, roasted beef fillet with soft boiled egg and anchovy dressing, and a quick dessert of fruit with tamarind.

Sun

Sunday 10 April

At home in the kitchen
11am-11:45am

Culinary legend Ray McVinnie helps you enjoy your time in the kitchen by building up a repertoire of great recipes that you can feel relaxed about making. In this demo, he’ll show you how to make an easy tomato and cheese tart, roasted beef fillet with soft boiled egg and anchovy dressing, and a quick dessert of fruit with tamarind.

Wholegrain gluten-free baking
12pm-12:45pm

Chef, author, photographer, and runaway success story Emma Galloway reveals how truly beautiful baking with wholegrain, gluten-free flours can be. In this demo, you’ll learn about different flours and how best to use them to bring flavour, texture, and nutrition to your baked goods.

Learn how to make Pumpkin and Chocolate Brownies, (from A Year in my Real Food Kitchen, Harper Collins 2016), Lemon, Honey & Thyme Curd Shortbreads and Dark Chocolate, Buckwheat and Pear Loaf (both from My Darling Lemon Thyme, Harper Collins 2014)

The Butcher, The Baker, The Sandwich Maker
1pm-1:45pm

Jonny takes you on a delicious journey through several simple stages towards his ultimate goal of creating the perfect sandwich!

The Meat: using a pork as a focus, Jonny will show you some simple curing and smoking techniques that will maximise flavour.

The Bread: starters, ferments, and simple bread techniques for everyday use, plus the importance of time and temperature as the two major influences on flavour.

The Sandwich: combining bread, meat, cheese, pickles, and a little heat to produce the perfect handheld food.

Everyday deliciousness with a twist
2pm-2:45pm

One of New Zealand’s favourite cooks and best-selling cookbook authors, Chelsea Winter is back in 2016 to help you make every day delicious. Chelsea has designed a winning dinner menu, guaranteed to result in homemade happiness. Check out her dukkah and sesame chicken followed by crazy Italian choc cake – both made using her trademark accessible ingredients ‘with a twist’.