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Pizza with the Candioti Family at Puente Pariac

Pizza with the Candioti Family at Puente Pariac

Before I left for Peru, I often joked that I hoped a family would adopt me so I could learn about the food and culture from a local’s perspective. Pizza may not be traditionally Peruvian, but the hospitality of the Candioti family was second to none.

Marbel and I work together at the same language institute, and the more I got to know her, the more I realised how much we had in common. She and I are both in our thirties, and she had studied at Cambridge University. We also share a mutual love for music, dance and food - I feel like she and I could become really good friends. We’ve even talked about meeting up in Bali, giving ourselves a year to get our “bikini” bodies ready. Marbel also knows all about Kiwi sarcasm.



Peru | Eduardo El Brujo in Zorritos, Tumbes

Peru | Eduardo El Brujo in Zorritos, Tumbes

Eduardo El Brujo is in the outskirts of Zorritos – and the two soles it costs to go by moto is definitely worth the trip. In comparison to other local restaurants, it is on the higher end, however the portions are large and the presentation is more of what you will find in busy tourist areas. The white sands beachfront is simply breathtaking.



Peru | Pizzeria Trattoria El Italiano Máncora

Peru | Pizzeria Trattoria El Italiano Máncora

Italian food wasn’t my first choice in Máncora, in fact I was on the hunt for a steakhouse my course tutors had told me about. I found out the next day that not only was it less than ten minutes from my hostel, I would have walked it past it several times in my quest to find it! How did I end up in this back alley pizzeria? It was actually a fancy back alley, more just around the corner in what was a mostly pavement barrio.

I had taken a moto to try and find the steakhouse and the driver went the opposite way. If you’re visiting Máncora, have a general idea where a restaurant is as even the locals sometimes get lost!



RonnaEats |
Mata Beer Tasting Room

RonnaEats | <br>Mata Beer Tasting Room

It’s Friday afternoon, just after 5pm, and it’s been a busy week at work. I wanted to do something different to end the week, so I called my friends Sam and John to check out why there’s such a great buzz about the new Tasting Room at Gateway Drive.

Mata Beer (Aotearoa Breweries) had its humble beginnings in the small town of Kawerau in 2005, though what they have achieved is anything but small. This year has seen them expanded to add a foodie experience for craft beer lovers.



RonnaEats | Wood Fired Pizzas in Manawahe

RonnaEats  |  Wood Fired Pizzas in Manawahe

The best part about summer are the simplest things - sitting out in the twilight and listening to the birds singing, sipping on a cold one and catching up with friends. Delicious food is always a bonus. Making memories and eating amazing food - now that's living.