i have never had the burning desire to go to new zealand. but after i read the may issue of saveur magazine
and tried a recipe from it, i am dying to go! the article is called north island bounty
and it’s all about the town of matakana, located north of auckland, their dedication to local produce (and wine) and their farmers’ market. i tried the zucchini tart with feta recipe. the result was not half as beautiful as the cover image of the magazine, but it tasted damn good! the saltiness of the feta blended perfectly with the sweet tomatoes and the basil leaves. wherever you are, go and get yourself a copy! if you can't find one, let me know and i will make a copy of the recipe for you.