Aotearoa New Zealand’s food history is fascinating

…and we want to share that with you here at Zealandia’s Kitchen.

Our Mission

We’re here to bring you the taonga of our food history. We explore facts, reproduce recipies, and bring our food history to life.

Aotearoa New Zealand is home to just over 5 million people. Our tangata whenua arrived by waka from the Pacific somewhere between 1320 and 1350. In the past 700-odd years New Zealand has been settled by people from across the world, bringing with them a rich heritage. This has resulted in kiwi kai being a true melting pot of flavours.

We want to share those flavours and that history with you. We’re expanding to provide a gallery and a community. Please do comment and contact us with your questions.

Our Creator

Juliet Galuszka is an avid foodie with a particular passion for food, its origin, cultural connections and its history. With a background in communications and museum event development, Juliet founded Zealandia Kitchen as a way to explore the diverse food culture of New Zealand and share food & cookery objects found in collections of museums across Aotearoa. 

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