Food

REVIEW: The best burgers in town

Monday 11 July 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Features, Food

Tourists Angus Fotheringham and Daniel Cutmore have spent a good part of their holiday stopping off at Rarotonga burger joints and share what they think are the very best.

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Masked and ready to serve

Wednesday 26 January 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Features, Food

Xaeon Henry waits patiently for customers at the Punanga Nui Market yesterday at her stall laden with ripe mangoes, fresh fruit and vegetables

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Mini pineapple meringue pies - a perfect treat for Father's Day

Thursday 2 September 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Features, Food

Father’s Day is just around the corner and I know there are a few people trying to organise that special treat for a father figure in their lives. For my family, we will be getting together with another close family to celebrate this day and that’s because, these two fathers like to chill out together, writes Chef Rangi Mitaera-Johnson.

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Riding on the tourism wave – new businesses thrive in local market

Saturday 26 June 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Features, Food

The return of tourism has rejuvenated the island’s night markets.

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RECIPE: Island's fun flavour for the perfect traditional breakfast

Thursday 25 March 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Features, Food

A traditional Cook Islands breakfast is a most enjoyable and fun-flavoured effort. By Mereana Hutchinson.

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RECIPE: The many uses of breadfruit

Thursday 18 March 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Features, Food

There are many ways to use breadfruit in your cooking, and baked kuru chips with curried lentil soup is one of my favourites, writes Alana Fonmanu.

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RECIPE: The tastiest burger in town

Thursday 11 March 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Food

Life as a vegetarian is not an easy one especially if you are a foodie like me. There are limited choices when it comes to some dishes, writes Alana Fonmanu.

Food


Recipe: A recipe perfect for all pasta lovers

Thursday 25 February 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Features, Food

Basil pesto and mushroom pasta bursts with flavour, it’s fresh, light, summery and delicious. With a freshly made basil pesto, garlic mushrooms and cherry tomatoes, this recipe is perfect for all pasta lovers! By Alana Nanai-Fonmanu.

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RECIPE: Vegan sushi with tomato ‘tuna’

Thursday 18 February 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Features, Food

Most people may think that a diet without dairy cream or cheese or without meat is boring and tasteless. They haven’t tried the alternatives. By Alana Nanai-Fonmanu.

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Tacos with a twist

Thursday 11 February 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Features, Food

A Mexican classic with an Indian (local) twist, Flying Turtle Café’s fresh fish roti tacos is a dish not to be missed. By chef Shivnesh Chandra.

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Rukau - A simple delight

Thursday 14 January 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Features, Food

A staple at many island tables, but it must be thoroughly cooked to eliminate the needle-like crystals of oxalate that can burn your throat.

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Matu rori – the best tasting spaghetti from the sea

Thursday 7 January 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Features, Food

The fatty spaghetti-like tissue inside the sea cucumber is a Cook Islands delicacy, writes Mereana Hutchinson.

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A pleasant tasty surprise

Thursday 10 December 2020 | Written by Supplied | Published in Features, Food

Traditional fermented mitiore is by far the easiest to enjoy of our traditional fermented food flavours, especially for the uninitiated palate.

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Recipe: Taste of paradise

Thursday 3 December 2020 | Written by Supplied | Published in Features, Food

Local meals are incomplete without coconut cream sauces, which add unique flavour to Cook Islands dishes. Here are four of the most favoured. By Mereana Hutchinson.

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THE PACIFIC WAY: Easy eating with this locally-sourced breakfast

Thursday 19 November 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Features, Food

This traditional Cook Islands breakfast with locally sourced products is an enjoyable and fun-flavoured start for the day. By Mereana Hutchinson.

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Recipe: Giving fish its rightful place in your dietary habits

Thursday 5 November 2020 | Written by Supplied | Published in Features, Food

For some smooth and moist rukau and succulent fish, try Mereana Hutchinson's recipe for Moana-Roa Mahimahi.

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Chef marks seven years of success

Saturday 31 October 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Food

Since 2013, Waterline executive chef Jaime Wilfredo Ertez has been drawing on his world travels, cooking up eclectic fare from an evolving menu.

Food


Chef Phillip Nordt: Don’t muck around with crayfish

Thursday 29 October 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Features, Food

RECIPE: Be delicate when dealing with crayfish, writes Executive Chef Phillip Nordt.

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The Mooring Fish Cafe; hooks 10 years

Wednesday 7 October 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Food, Go Local, Weekend

What started out as a dream has become a 10-year milestone for Mooring Fish Café owners Steven and Jill Kavana.

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