Cooking demonstrations at Anne's home in Pakiri
Embodying the inclusive and all-welcoming spirit of Manaakitanga (hospitality), Anne loves to open her home and kitchen to guests.
Groups of ten or more people can book a cooking demonstration with Anne at her home in beautiful Pakiri, just one hour ten minute's drive from Auckland's central city.
Anne uses the freshest, best quality local produce to cook several courses for her guests.
Guests can round out their Pakiri experience by exploring the area’s coastal and bush walks, horse riding, and beaches.
An afternoon at Pakiri makes a wonderful introduction to New Zealand for overseas visitors, a memorable work do, or day out with family and friends.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss particulars and book a date.
More about Anne
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Anne in the press
All I Want For Christmas...
Anne shares her food philosophy for Christmas 2014 with Dish magazine.
Australian Women's Weekly, December 2010
"Over the passing years Christmas has taken on a less traditional meaning but it remains a time of year where I catch up with good friends and family."
Anne shares her Christmas plans with the Australian Women's Weekly.
Let me help you - manaakitanga in practice
Hospitality, September 2008
"Outwardly, manaakitanga starts with a smilke. Inwardly, there is always a generosity of spirit present, a desire to please and accommodate."
In the kitchen
Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Vol 4 No. 13
"I am very lucky to have two commercial kitchens to play in. Both kitchens have their own views..."
Kitchen & Bathrooms Quarterly interviews Anne about her show and her two fabulous kitchens.
Meals with memories
Her, February / March 2001
"It's important to treat the gathering and preparation of food with reverence or we could be in for a very dull experience!"
Anne shares her best and worst meal experiences with Her magazine.
Over 50 & fabulous!
Australian Women's Weekly, November 2011
"It's all about inner beauty: having a great attitude, both in body and mind."
The Australian Women's Weekly talks to Anne about being comfortable in her own skin and aging gracefully.
Next, December 2006
"'How are you?' is the standard greeting, but in Anne Thorp's house it's: 'Have you eaten?'"
Jane Binsley interviews Anne at her Auckland home for Next magazine.
Food, wellbeing and me
Next, October 2010
"TV chef Anne Thorp's brush with breast cancer made her more determined to champion healthy eating for survivors, and all women."
Anne shares her ideas about healthy eating with Next magazine.
Taste, September 2010
Suzanne Dale reports on the Taste of New Zealand menu that Anne designed for selected cruises with P&O.
The Maori Queen of Cuisine
NZ Life and Leisure, May / June 2006
Amokura Panoho interviews Anne for NZ Life and Leisure magazine.
Sharing the love
The New Zealand Herald, 2009
Kim Triegaardt reviews Anne's cookbook. "The recipes are fresh and zesty, challenging you to use ingredients you wouldn't normally give a thought to and opening the door to new taste experiences."
"I'm too old to be shy"
Next, June 2009
For an article on the eight ages of women, Janet McAllister interviews Anne on being in her 50s, on topics such as confidence, success and her battle with breast cancer.
House of aroha
NZ Women's Weekly, June 2009
"Anne Thorp's home of 21 years has undergone a few makeovers in its time but has always retained its feeling of welcome. The Maori queen of cuisine opens the doors of her Auckland villa to Michelle Vollemaere."
Taste of land and sea
Spasifik, May/June 2009
To celebrate the release of her cookbook, Anne Thorp shares a little about herself and a favourite recipe with Spasifik magazine.
Made with aroha
Her magazine, Issue 102 April 2009
"Food lovers around the country will be delighted to learn the secrets of fresh, healthy cooking from popular Maori Television cooking show host and author Anne Thorp."
Next, September 2006
Anne Thorp talks to Next magazine about using native New Zealand plants and other Maori staples in her cooking, such as pikopiko, horopito and kawakawa, kumara, kamokamo, puha and the Maori potato.
Heart and soul
Taste, June 2006
"Anne Thorp's cooking is a melting pot of cultures good enough to fuel the body and fire the spirit."
Claire McCall talks to Anne for Taste magazine.
Anne Thorp, foodie par excellence
Mana issue 67: December '05 / January '06
Anne talks to Mana magazine about how she likes to spend Christmas day and shares her favourite festive recipe.