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posted Dec 19, 2011, 2:07 AM by Chris Fortune
Looking for the tastiest Christmas gift this year ?  Farmers' Markets New Zealand is pleased to present four of NZ’s most Outstanding Regional Chefs for Auction through Trademe  - the perfect gift for 2011.  This is your chance to get up close and personal with NZ’s best chefs as they cook, bake, steam, fry, grill, slice, chop, dice, grate, boil, roast, knead, poach and taste local, seasonal, regional food.

For more details about these Trademe Auctions www.outstandingintheirfields.org.nz

Jonny Schwass -  Lunch for 4 people in Jonny's Christchurch Garden - Jonny Schwass takes a no-nonsense approach to  local food  and was Awarded Cuisine Restaurant Personality of The Year 2011

Marc Soper  -  Lunch at Pirinoa Station in the Wairarapa for 6 people, serving a combination of dishes including 2011 Wellington chef of the capital award winning dishes and utilizing some of the finest regional products available

Jan Bilton -  Cloudy Bay Winery will be your venue for 8 guests to sample the very best of Marlborough with Jan Bilton for a cooking demonstration and luncheon to be matched with Cloudy Bay Wines

Julie Biuso Cooking Class and Lunch for 6 in Julie Biuso’s home featuring fresh produce from the market, organic meats, and eggs from Julie’s own chickens

Jonny Schwass,  says that “ Cooking with local ingredients is important to me because it supports the small farmers and gives them and their families a future. It is a great way to connect with the season of the region”  and Chef of the Nation Marc Soper says “It is more pleasurable to be cooking with the freshest of ingredients knowing where they are sourced and how they are produced, having a connection to the producer is a more social aspect where the guest gets to be guided on a journey of their plate of how items are produced, where,  who and how there is a connection”

What better way to celebrate a Outstanding Christmas with your own personalised lunch with four of New Zealand’s best regional chefs, for more details visitwww.outstandingintheirfields.org.nz          or          www.farmersmarkets.org.nz