In my fridge: Peter Gordon
Peter Gordon, the Kiwi chef who grew up in Whanganui, is often credited with bringing 'fusion' cuisine to the world.
His inventive, creative cooking has won him scores of accolades and seen him open award-winning restaurants in New Zealand and the UK.
He's written seven cookbooks and is involved in consulting for other food businesses. His latest project is a new readymade food range, Every Day, which includes restaurant-quality mash, risotto and pork dishes.
WHAT FIVE THINGS ARE ALWAYS IN YOUR FRIDGE?
1. Baobab chilli sauce.
2. Every Day Kumara Miso Mash (saves me making it from scratch when I get home at the end of a long day!)
5. Two bottles of Dom Perignon - currently a 1996 and a 2002.
DO YOU HAVE A STANDBY, NEVER-FAIL RECIPE THAT USES ALL OR SOME OF THESE INGREDIENTS?
Seared salmon goes down a treat with my 'Every Day' Kumara Miso Mash - add a side of rocket and fresh asparagus, and dinner's ready!
WHAT'S THE MOST EXOTIC THING IN YOUR FRIDGE?
Baobab smoked chilli and ginger relish.
WHAT DO YOU NEVER STORE IN THE FRIDGE?
Onions or garlic.
WHAT DO YOU DREAM OF FINDING IN YOUR FRIDGE?
Whitebait! We don't have it in the UK. As soon as I returned home, I went to Farro, bought six pounds and went home to make whitebait fritters. It wasn't enough, so the next day I returned to buy some more, but Farro told me that [TV presenter] John Campbell had purchased their entire stock!
The Every Day by Peter Gordon range is available from selected New World supermarkets and other specialty food stores.