Karena and Kasey Bird have notched up a MasterChef win, a hit TV series and best-selling book, but their greatest joy is showcasing Māori culture through food. Here, they share their favourite ways to embrace Māori flavours at home.
This uncomplicated recipe is so incredibly full-flavoured. Kale has a more intense flavour than spinach and other greens, and is absolutely crammed full of iron, vitamins A and C and plenty of antioxidants – your body will love it! Paired with lemon and garlic, the purée adds a whopping load of nutrients to any pasta meal.
This chilled soup is a great “wake up” for the taste buds and ever so refreshing on a hot summer’s day. I tried this recipe at one of the small pintxos (tapas) bars in Spain’s San Sebastian and it turned me into a gazpacho fan – so cooling and light for lunch or supper.