RSSEating as a social activity

Take a plate

This term has caused many an embarrassing moment for newcomers to New Zealand who literally ‘take a plate’ when asked to when they go out.  It can be  included on invitations to the puzzlement of those not brought up in New Zealand and who don’t realise that is means take a dish of food.  More…..

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Edible Christmas gifts

If you’re stuck for gift ideas, then think food. There are lots of things you can make that will give a lot of pleasure. These ideas might take a bit of your precious time but won’t cost much in dollars The time spent will be really appreciated by the person on the receiving end.

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Good table manners

Keep your elbows to yourself! Don’t talk with your mouth full! Keep your mouth closed when eating!  How many

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Dining at the table

When you go to the trouble of cooking a nice meal for your family or flatmates, it is only one extra small step for everyone to enjoy eating it together. If there are children around, offer them the chance to set the table with place mats, cutlery, napkins (paper ones or even a segment

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