This is not an intentional cooking blog, no matter what the title may suggest. However, food is definitely a big part of my life anywhere, so I will not be able to resist. Not just cooking though, it will be cooking with wonderful NZ local ingredients, based on cooking skills picked up over the years all over the world. Of course the biggest influence will be from the Netherlands, and that doesn’t mean its Dutch. The Dutch food culture has long been a melting pot inspired by its colonial and trading history, and added to by the large groups of migrants from Turkey, Morocco and East Africa. The main focus will be on my passion for NZ local produce, for sustainability in food production, for using all that is easily available in the season. And yes, my orange tinted glasses will shine through. From being green to being efficient to cooking for less money. A little taster of my local food passion can be found here http://100daysproject.co.nz/project/2013/255, which is the result of 100 days of local foodnotes as part of the 100days project in NZ.