New Zealand rugby cook book

New Zealand dishes for the arrival weekend

We’re back! Since Saturday, shock frozen, we arrived back in Cologne and used the weekend to get acclimatized. At least the temperatures are suitable for Christmas again. Speaking of which, the Christmas market at the Alter Markt here in Cologne has a little more to offer than just food stalls, there is a lot of craftsmanship to see. Very much recommended!

In New Zealand I couldn’t resist buying a book called “NZ Rugby Kitchen”. A cook book with really nice photos and great recipes. Some of them will probably not be realized here due to the missing ingredients. Others, however, we will definitely cook more often. On the evening of our arrival we made a Roasted Pumpkin and Feta Risotto, which was not that complicated, but tasted even more delicious.

Yesterday we made the Pumpkin, Kumara and Pinenut Quiche (sweet potato, pumpkin and pine nuts). As dough we simply used tarte flambée dough, because we didn’t find anything else in a hurry (and with jetlag). After a somewhat longer preparation and baking time we were welcomed by a wonderfully smelling pie, which tasted so fantastic that we almost completely ate it that evening. The book has already paid off!

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