This Matariki, celebrate the native culinary journey of Aotearoa with your loved ones. My Food Bag wishes to enable all Kiwis to build their own Matariki traditions at home, and their menu features native New Zealand ingredients full of fantastic seasonal flavours.
My Food Bag has continued working with well-known TV and radio personality Stacey Morrison, who is passionate about Matariki, to make this menu memorable. Celebrating Matariki through food can be as simple as sharing meals with seasonal, local produce from the ground and highlighting native ingredients.
“Some of the Matariki stars are led by the environment and relate to food grown in the ground,” said Morrison. “We can all embrace this by mindfully opting for seasonal produce that aligns with some of the stars of Matariki.”
My Food Bag’s Head of Innovation, Trish Whitwell, is delighted to bring whānau together through food and carry the tradition of creating recipes for Matariki that embrace sustainable, seasonal offerings and pay homage to beautiful native produce and wild meats with dishes like Rosemary and Manuka Lamb Fillet and Herby Haloumi, Moemoe Potato and a rich, robust Manuka Smoked Salt.
“We’re also hearing Horopito in our Oven Roasted Tofu, Hua Whenua and have Stacey Morrison’s stand-out Chicken Hāngī Parcels, filled with chicken, cabbage, parsnip, potatoes, carrots alongside a delicious Watercress Bernaise,” said Food Bag Recipe Developer and Chef, Amber Thoresen. “For those with slightly wilder taste buds, we’ve partnered with WithWild and Premium Game to bring a range of Go Wild recipes this July featuring wild venison and wild goat.”
No menu is complete without a sweet touch, so My Food Bag has partnered with Christall Lowe to bring her beautifully moist Kūmara Cake with Orange Toffee Sauce for customers to add to their orders.