A man from Cornwall moved to New Zealnd for work 10 or 15 years ago. He thought there would be a market for pasties, so he started making them on the side. Now it supports him. To my utter astonishment, the traditional stead and potato pasty tasted just like it should--it even had rutabaga in it! I didn't try the lamb and mint, or the the curry pasty.
The breakfast table at the wonderful B & B we stayed at in Rotorua had butter and jams available, of course, but every table also had this assortment: HP sauce, catsup (called tomato sauce in New Zealand just to confuse us, but the traditional bottle helps) nutella, vergmite, marmite, and peanut butter!
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Courtesy of the Matatoki Farms Cheese Company in Thames. Highly recommended.
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Lucy sells real strawberry ice cream from this cute trailer every summer to help cover her school expenses. Sunday was her last day until next summer.
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The owner of the Long Flat Bacon Company has been raising hogs for 30 years, and making his own bacon for 10. I saw they were selling hot "bacon butties" so I had to order a couple for the long car ride ahead. Turns out that a bacon buttie is an impressive stack of freshly grilled Canadian-style bacon between two pieces of buttered bread. Tasty.
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