b'ShecitesgeneticmodicationandfactoryfarmingShewasaverygoodcookwhoeducatedherself practices as clouds over our food. about food by reading Elizabeth David, among others. She was very frustrated because she couldnt get fresh Theres some strange Government thinking re GE. I wantbasil and all the other wonderful ingredients she read people to think about these issues, to wonder whatsaboutUnfortunatelyshediedyounganddidnt happened to our clean green image, to know what goesexperience the food revolution here.into making our food.I want people to think aboutShehopesthatDishmagazinecanquietlystimulate some debate in these areas. Meantime, she is happy tothese issues., to know whatbe living in a city where cultural diversity means you cangoes into making our food.eat out on a different ethnic cuisine every night. The Epicurean Workshop in Newmarket (which closedCatherine still runs Epicurean as an on-line kitchenware in2006after17yearsoftrading)wasoriginallystore(www.epicurean.co.nz),andstillhasthe wholesale business, selling to other retailers and to the designedalongsimilarlinestoDivertimenti,andhospitality trade.included a cooking school. It was extremely hard work, but it enriched my life considerably, she says. She traveledAnddespiteCatherinesdeterminationtosimplifyher extensively, met many of her favourite chefs and foodlife, she cant help seeing opportunities at every turn. In writers, and was able to continue her own education asDunedin recently she noticed plenty of Chinese restaurants but no yum char. She sees a desperate need for vegetable a cook, writer and businessperson.gardens in every schoolespecially in less wealthy areas Today,herAucklandtownhousereectsherglobal and lessons on how to prepare and cook the produce.adventures, with mementos from the various countriesWith all these ideas constantly on the boil, it seems likely she has visited adorning many of the furniture surfaces,Catherine will always be verging on too-busyto theReseneBrunettethe walls and even the oors.benet of the nations cuisine.ReseneKamikazeCatherinesinterestinfoodandchallenges-not- TurnthepageforoneofCatherinesfavourite Reseneproblems attitude are heavily inuenced by her mother.comfort recipes. Quarter Spanish White| 87'