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Rants of Wisdom: Blind Dining - Would you?

by CJD, 15th July 2012 19:19
On a typical Friday night, a lot of people go out and get blind drunk. We decided to get blind fed instead! read...

Rants of Wisdom: Eating out east

by CJD, 19th March 2011 18:00
The central city is closed, but suburban restaurants are still going, and really need your help to survive, especially out east! read...

Mr. Lu's Corner: The Christchurch Quake, February 22nd, 2011, 12.51pm

by Mr Lu, 28th February 2011 16:45
Events in our lives determine so much for us, whether good or bad and underscore our very being. A natural disaster is, strangely enough, one of the best opportunities for a community to bring to the fore some of its finest traits, its most exceptional qualities and to excel at what its heart and its soul innately seeks to do. As we all reach out to our families, friends and neighbours in this surreal time of crisis we are continually being reminded of the true essence of what it is to live in a caring community. read...

Rants of Wisdom: Shaken, and stirred

by CJD, 5th September 2010 23:00
What a start to the month! For those of us who live and work in Christchurch, this past weekend has been a dramatic one. Here is my story, with a special appearance from one of the most amazing people I have met for a long time. read...

Rants of Wisdom: No such thing as bad advertising?

by CJD, 29th June 2010 11:35
It has long been said that there is no bad advertising, just bad marketing. This is true in many respects, and wildly untrue in others. I'm no marketing genius, but I am a consumer of goods and services, just like you. As a consumer, my opinion of you, your business, the quality you deliver and the standards you uphold are all on face value until I am your customer. read...

Rants of wisdom: Do you enjoy eating? Really?

by CJD, 16th April 2010 15:16
What exactly is healthy eating nowadays? For as long as I can remember the food pyramid has been the basis for healthy living and eating. Stick to this, exercise now and then, and you'll never be fat or unhealthy. Seems easy enough... read...

Mr. Lu's Corner: Nunc est bibendum - now it is time to drink!

by Mr Lu, 29th March 2010 21:01
Liquor licensing laws in New Zealand have been progressively and steadily relaxed over the past decades to currently reflect society's mantra, as espoused above. But is this about to change? read...


by Mr Lu, 19th January 2010 19:19
One wonders whether there is a sufficiency of challenge for the Royal Chef and his team on a day to day basis. Unquestionably, catering for Royal banquets and/or visiting dignitaries with unusual dietary requirements must represent an interesting diversion and a welcome relief from the daily routine of feeding Ma & Pa Windsor. read...

Mr. Lu's Corner: Know your Rites...

by Mr Lu, 28th October 2009 22:01
My life is peppered with the rituals of daily living and the ceremonies that mark occasions, meetings, meals and moments. In no uncertain terms these are the stuff of all our lives, in fact, and are part and parcel of what is a ritualistic ride that begins at birth and rocks and rolls us for three score and ten years or more. read...

Rants of wisdom: The customer is not always right

by CJD, 16th September 2009 08:36
It's an old adage, first coined by Harry Gordon Selfridge, the founder of Selfridge's department store in London in 1909. In those days it was intended to show that the service delivered to the customer would be the best it could be, and the customer would leave happy and contented. read...

Mr. Lu's Corner: Stinky cheesemaking at home

by Mr Lu, 16th August 2009 16:30
I do believe it's time for a taste of some homegrown instructional tantalisation and for this reason I have decided to give you the opportunity to make your very own Blue Vein Cheese! read...


by Mr Lu, 5th June 2009 10:23
It seems to me that our vibrant young country has come a long way in the past 40 years, in more ways than one. I chanced upon a 1969 edition of the New Zealand Weekly News recently and found it to be nothing short of a riveting read, not because of any deeply philosophical or ideological treatise contained therein, but because it convinced me on a page by page basis that our world, the New Zealand of fine wine and food that exists in 2009, has blossomed from the infancy of earlier times. read...

Mr. Lu's Corner: I have written some unforgiveable tripe.

by Mr Lu, 13th May 2009 18:30
At the time of penning my first DineOut review I was not to know that an exciting journey of personal epic literary consequence had begun. read...

Mr. Lu's Corner: 50 ways to lunch with your lover!

by Mr Lu, 5th April 2009 19:20
What an amazing month this is going to be for those of us passionately interested in food in general and dining out in particular! Tis that time of the year when the forces are milling and thronging in old London town for the S. Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurants in the World Awards to be held on April 20th. read...

Mr. Lu's Corner: La Joie de Nourriture avec Monsieur Lu!

by Mr Lu, 15th March 2009 20:09
The great & gracious souls behind the scenes at DineOut have called upon the humble, indeed lapidable, Mr Lu, to make a brief but regular appearance on these delectable electronic pages, to non-philodoxically, yet without undue meekness or a complete lack of conviction, impart some of his knowledge, experience and joie de nourriture. read...
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