Whether it's wine, seafood on the doorstep or locally grown fruit and veges, Central Otago has the ingredients to make any foodie happy.
Now and again you learn something that shatters a long-held cultural myth.
I'm at the creatively named, nautically themed Captain's Daughter, a craft beer bar and bistro in Havelock town.
From Tel Aviv to the West Bank - the food and the people who represent different sides of this complicated and fascinating place.
A severe weather warning didn't stop thousands of people from getting their Bluff oyster fix.