Archive for the ‘Day Job!’ Category

Cooking in Queenstown -My Fave Place!

June 10th, 2017

Food Jax Hamilton

I’ve cooked in some cool places, but this one took the biscuit, here in Queenstown,  cooking on a European fire pit called an Ofyr at minus 4 degrees, with the snow capped Remarkable mountains in the background.This different type of BBQ has a flat iron plate, you heat with wood and charcoal to the desired…

The Cook! The Guru & The CameraSmith!

April 6th, 2017

Food by Jax Hamilton // Photography : Daniela Aebli

Now you’re here, why don’t you make a cuppa and pull up a chair, I’d like to share a little about me. I love recipes, in fact they rule my world and not only where food is concerned.  I layer them over many facets of my life – just makes sense to me. There’s something about a…

WOMAD the Wonderful.

March 2nd, 2017

Jax Hamilton, Taste The World Host, WOMADNZ

Every March, I have to pinch myself, as my flight takes me past  the summit of Mount Taranaki into New Plymouth for WOMADNZ … an international festival combining a World of Music and Dance. If you’ve never been, then let me tell you, you deserve to gift yourself this once in a lifetime event that will sooth…

Countdown Canapés

February 29th, 2016

I had the best time recently visiting a few Countdown stores to sign books, cook up a storm and parlay with customers and Countdown staff. My main objective, to promote the new Feed Four for $15 cookbook – over 100 fantastic recipes for you, your family, friends, flatmates and the book is great value at only…

Life Education – Lunch Box Competition

November 25th, 2015

One of the things I enjoy the most about my job, is being able to inspire and educate children around food.  My own lessons in the kitchen were based on fresh, seasonal ingredients and years later, my education continues through the dishes I produce.  Earlier this month, I was asked to judge a lunchbox competition in conduction…