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Chow Time…Seagar’s of Oxford


Not too flashy...belies what awaits inside.

Dining date, 6 September, 2011.

I have eaten at Jo’s famous diner in North Canterbury many times in the past, but this is the first review I have carried out. I actually had no intention to go there for brunch due to work commitments, however as my best friends were down from up north, and with my wife’s insistence, I relented (like it took that much convincing!). Read more…

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Eggheads #2…


 

Poached in the morning, fried in the arvo

Mr. Caunter, respect. Your method of madness has come through with flying colours, however I cannot let you have all the glory here.Without even getting to the third recommendation from my brother I believe that via experimentation of Jo Seagar’s and Stephen Caunter’s tried and true ways, I had the perfect poached egg this morning.

the difference between the two is negligible, but it is one key ingredient from the two that has cracked this case wide open (no pun intended). Read more…

Eggheads…#1


Why the chicken crossed the road #1

Well here we go guys, this morning I carried out my first poached egg challenge, this method as put to me by none other than Jo Seagar when I told her of my search. It must be noted that this is not the search for the perfect egg as there are way too many factors to consider such as the egg, the water, the cook and the serving. What I am after is the ideal methodology… Read more…

Eggheads…


While I was at the NBNZ workshop last week, the presenter claimed he had the ideal ‘recipe’ for the perfect poached egg. Now, as a lover of eggs poached, it made me take on the challenge to confirm if his was in fact the best way. All in the interests of better breakkies all around the country (and to my international friends, yes, the world!).

Before Baked Beans...

As such a test requires cooking and tasting, and making sure we had uniformity across the board, I have nominated myself to both cook and eat all and any samples put to me and will be the ultimate judge and jury on such topics.

My way has been simple, and relatively unchanged for eons, and while probably not right nor wrong, it has served me and my kids well (Katie doesn’t do eggs).

I will test Stephen’s method of madness which you can try yourself at home (or work if you’re so inclined) by visiting his blog on www.farmall.co.nz. Read more…

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