Cooking Up Kiwi Cuisine

Stemming from its British Colonial heritage, culinary culture in New Zealand has long been characterized by straightforward fodder such as steak and fries, fish and chips and baked meats. However, driven by the demands of increasingly sophisticated tourists to the region and influenced by both Asian and Pacific flavors, New Zealand cuisine has quickly evolved to cater to gourmet tastes. Today’s New Zealand menus combine the incredibly fresh produce, meat and seafood with an eclectic mix of indigenous plants and exotic vegetables to create complex, flavorful dishes. Fortunately, travelers heading to these dreamy, green islands in the South Pacific don’t have to wait long to indulge in a Kiwi feast. For example, Air New Zealand offers a gourmet New Zealand-inspired …

Adding Almonds May Let You Reign In Spain

For many, warmer weather means eating lighter and healthier. Here’s a quick, new recipe for a Summer Delight Salad. The sliced almonds help to give it a Mediterranean accent. Summer Delight Salad 3/4 cup Sunkist® Almond Accents® Honey Roasted sliced almonds 8 cups torn spinach or mixed greens 1 (5-oz.) pkg. yellow teardrop tomatoes 1 cup quartered fresh strawberries 1/3 cup sliced red onion 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese raspberry vinaigrette dressing In large bowl, toss half the Sunkist® Almond Accents® Honey Roasted sliced almonds and the next 4 ingredients. Arrange onto salad plates; top with blue cheese and remaining Sunkist® Almond Accents® Honey Roasted sliced almonds. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad. Makes 4 to 6 salads. Preparation …