Northland Fruit Growers feature on new TV One cookery show

Posted on July 11, 2016

Northland fruit orchards have featured in Nick Honeyman’s new TV series starting on TV One at 4.00 p.m. on Saturday, 16th July.

Nick Honeyman is one of Auckland’s hottest young chefs- and his new show takes him on a culinary journey around New Zealand, sampling some of the best, freshest produce along the way.

The series was filmed over 12 months and saw Nick visit Lynwood Nursery near Whangarei to see where avocados are grown and raised. He then visited a productive avocado orchard owned by the Culham family. The entire series was filmed on location with Nick preparing a diverse selection of fresh and healthy recipes. In the orchard he prepared a salmon and avocado salad, with a raw cacao and fresh mint smoothie.

Nick’s journey continued further north to Kerikeri, where he was given a guided tour of a blueberry orchard and lemon orchard by T & G Global manager, Lloyd Foss. The weather was perfect and the crew captured some stunning aerial drone shots before Nick set up a table outside the famous Stone Store to do some cooking. He made a luscious chocolate dessert with lemon zest and accompanied by fresh blueberries.

The series will also be screened on the “Asian Food Channel”- the premier food and lifestyle channel in this region- which screens to 11 countries and 130 million viewers and in Tokyo on the DLife channel, owned by Disney.

Nick Honeyman is highly regarded as a chef-his new restaurant “Paris Butter” in Herne Bay, Auckland opened in May and has been an instant hit with diners. The restaurant was formerly known as “Vinnies” and was something of an Auckland icon but Nick has turned the eatery into a French-style bistro, with a bold new styling and Nick and his team have received fantastic reviews.

“Best of New Zealand with Nick Honeyman” is made by Auckland-based production company, KM media- who specialise in food and lifestyle programmes. Their previous series, “New Zealand with Nadia Lim” was very popular with TV viewers.