New Zealand, Australia unite in fun culinary conversation

by James Wilkinson

Kiwi Aussie chef duo Analiese Gregory and Clayton Wells have released a bespoke trans-Tasman cookbook unifying unique flavours from each side of the ditch.

Called ‘Taste Buds‘ the book invites Australians to discover a taste of New Zealand, by matching its world-class ingredients with beloved Australian flavours.

Collaborating to create unique and iconic flavours from each side of the ditch, New Zealand born chef Analiese Gregory has teamed up with Aussie chef Clayton Wells to launch a collection of 10 recipes to showcase how much better we are together.

“New Zealand producers have a special connection to the land and sea. It’s a relationship that has been founded on care and respect, and something which is reflected in the quality our food and beverage products,” says Glen Murphy, Regional Director, Australia Pacific, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

“Taste Buds captures this essence, pairing world-class New Zealand delicacies with beloved Australian flavours – bringing together our two great nations at a time we’ve never felt so apart.”

Sharing a passion for outstanding, great-tasting and nutritious food, the Kiwi Aussie chef duo has combined their years of experience to introduce to foodies an amalgamation of each country’s national flavours.

Hatted chef Analiese Gregory says: “Growing up on my family’s dairy farm on the North Island, my creativity and food inspiration stems from nature.

“Through these recipes, Clayton and I combined the flavours Australians know and love, with great-tasting quality New Zealand ingredients, and the results are truly outstanding”.

Clayton Wells, head chef and co-owner of Automata says: “The connection New Zealand producers have with the natural world results in some of the freshest, tastiest food and beverages the world has to offer – something I’ve always leant towards in my restaurant.

“Taste Buds is a distinctive culinary experience of quintessential Kiwi ingredients with a modern Aussie twist”.

With some of the best growing conditions in the world, Aotearoa New Zealand is renowned for its high-quality produce with phenomenal flavour, showcased in the Taste Buds cookbook.