Archive for the ‘Day Job!’ Category

Good in the ‘Hood : Portershed Cafe

August 16th, 2018

Street Eats Review : Portershed Cafe : Jax Hamilton

Walk down Addington’s busy, crazy and at times eclectic Lincoln Road and if you’re ‘hard stepping’ you may miss the opportunity of a lifetime. The Portershed Speciality Café is a refreshing glass of lemonade on a stinking hot day; a soothing head massage; a compliment that inspires blushes; a lush dark, velvety slice of cake,…

Noel Leeming : Queenstown Extravaganza!!

June 7th, 2018

Jax Hamilton - Noel Leeming Cooking Demo : Photo Jon James

Set amongst the back drop of The Remarkables, in their innovative built-in cooking centre, Noel Leeming recently put on a stunning event showcasing their newly opened store in Queenstown. As part of the celebration, I was there to meet, greet and prepare some fabulous things to eat, for the customers, who came along to take advantage of…

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…