23 June 2015

Food Snob launches two new products!

Food Snob Preserved Lemons & Food Snob Havarti have just hit PAK n SAVE & New World Supermarkets!


Food Snob Preserved Lemons: 

Add a boost of flavour to all kinds of dishes – they’re often used in Moroccan and other North African cuisines, as their cultures have a tradition of preserving lemons to obtain a citrus hit even when the fruit is out of season.

Preserved lemons add a zing to tapenades, a refreshing flavour to couscous, lentil or quinoa salads. The liquid from the jar can also be used in dressings to transform a yoghurt or mayonnaise.

Often a recipe will only require a half or even a quarter of a preserved lemon to make the dish its own. Try using a quarter or a half of a preserved lemon in a dish where you might have used lemon juice or zest and see what new flavours you get. Used sparingly, they impart a sophisticated lemon undertone. The flavour is mildly tart but intensely lemony.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Finely chopped, add preserved lemons to a tomato and coriander salsa to accompany fish.
  • Serve preserved lemons with a slice of rustic bread with some soft goat cheese and thinly sliced onion
  • Add a dressing of extra virgin olive oil and finely chopped preserved lemon peel to cooked, warmed lentils or beans along with plenty of watercress or rocket. Serve with crumbled feta or as an accompaniment for grilled lamb leg steaks.
  • Make a flavoured butter by adding finely chopped preserved lemon, garlic and chives to softened butter. Spread under a chicken skin before roasting or serve atop a piece of fried fish.
  • Finish a seafood risotto with finely chopped preserved lemon.
  • Add slivers of preserved lemons to vegetables before roasting.
  • Add slivers of preserved lemons to blanch and sauté silverbeet, broccoli or cauliflower in olive oil with garlic then add slivers of preserved lemon and some pitted olives.
  • Make a tagine of lamb or chicken by browning the meat then adding chopped onions, garlic, slivers of preserved lemons, cumin seeds, a few chopped tomatoes, fresh coriander and a little stock or water.

Food Snob Danish Havarti Cheese: 

Food Snob Havarti is a premium quality, authentic Danish cheese.  It is a semi-soft cheese with a creamy buttery flavour.

It is well suited on the cheese board, served with crusty bread or savoury crackers. It is an excellent table cheese, and is great on sandwiches and salads.

It is a great melting cheese for fondues or on toasted sandwiches and paninis.

Havarti goes really well with just about any wine, and for beer drinkers, Havarti Cheese is nicely complimented with a Pilsner or Stout.

18 June 2015

Food Snob at the EGGS Scriptor Series

Food Snob is a proud supporter of the EGGS Scriptor Series. EGGS stands for Epsom Girls Grammar School (in Auckland), an all girls high school that is running a series of events for parents of the girls as well as old girls of the school to come along and listen to authors talk about their newly released books.

Patricia Grace talked about her new book ‘Chappy’ last night and guests were welcomed with Food Snob platters including a delicious selection of our antipasto pottles and cheeses. The sampling was very well received and there was great feedback on the Food Snob products all around.

Check out a couple of photos from the evening below!

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