My Food Bag Helps Foodies Recognise Matariki With A Collection Of Recipes Designed To Celebrate Local Produce – Scoop

In celebration of Matariki and marking the start of the
Māori New Year, My Food Bag has developed a collection of
special Matariki recipes to help Kiwis celebrate local
produce and encourage them to cook and gather
together.

As
part of the celebrations, My Food Bag has partnered with
well-known television and radio host, and iconic Kiwi
personality, Stacey Morrison to create and test the range of
recipes, which includes her Chicken Hāngī Parcels
with Broccoli & Watercress
Béarnaise
.

Stacey says Matariki is a time
for celebration and rejuvenation of our practices, including
things that we lost, or nearly lost, as well as providing
the chance for us to really celebrate and embrace our
seasons and enjoy seasonal kai – reka!

“It
feels really special that Matariki is a public holiday now,
thanks to the work of a lot of people. It’s unique to us
here in Aotearoa. Where people would previously do a
mid-winter Christmas, this resonates on a much deeper
level,” said Stacey.

“Matariki gives us time to be
in touch with our environment, to have a chance to reset,
think about what’s happened, who we’ve lost and who’s
missing, but we can plan ahead and look forward, and set our
intentions for the year ahead.”

With something for
everyone, the Matariki range also features Crispy
Chicken Strips with Horopito Tartare & Moemoe
Potatoes
as part of the My Choice bag, Kiwi
Lemon & Fennel Roasted Porchetta with Kūmara &
Jus
in the My Choice Gourmet offering and
Premium Kiwi Lamb Roast with Buttered Greens &
Gravy
from Bargain
Box.

To build a Matariki feast for the whole family to enjoy, other special dishes from My Food Bag’s Kitchen include Smoked Kahawai Dip & Crackers and a Kūmara Sourdough Loaf, which are available to order over next two weeks (deliveries 19 June and 26 June with orders due week prior), as well as Kūmara Doughnuts and a Chocolate Pastry Wreath available for delivery on 26 June.

To find out more and explore the delicious Matariki collection, visit myfoodbag.co.nz.

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