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Sabine Schneider

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18 December 2008


I started to write when I was about seven - and only minutes later I started to cook. Since then I've slightly refined techniques and discovered a few more words and ingredients, but not much else has changed: Words and food are my thread through Knossos.

I was born in Germany where I lived and worked for more than 35 years. There I trained to be a cook, kindergarten teacher and graphic artist. In the 1980s I lived and worked in England and France. About a decade ago I started my latest stint right here in New Zealand, where I worked as graphic artist, creator of bags and beanies, caterer, writer, baker and cook.


  • Chilled Soup For Hot Days

    It's so hot I'd like to sit in a cool pool all day slurping iced coffee in the morning, iced soup for lunch, icecream for tea and something boozey on the rocks a little later. Chilled soups might seem a bit outlandish at first, but they're so good you've got to try one.

  • What's For Tea This Week?

    Deciding what's for tea is almost as trying as the cooking process itself. That's why every Sunday I'll post a list of suggestions for the week following. Pick and choose, be adventurous and try something new. If you don't know how to cook something just drop me a line.

  • The Faker The Job - The Morer The Dosh

    Did you see that salary guide on Trademe? I was quite interested to see how different jobs compare moneywise and it came as no surprise that people who haven't actually got a real job earn the most.

  • Apple Time Is Here Again! Part 1

    It's apple time again. Over the next few weeks I'm sharing almost all of my favourite apple cake recipes. Nah - not apple and cinnamon muffins or some such profanity. REAL apple cake, so make sure you don't miss it.

  • My Favourite Cookbooks - Number One

    Faithful companion for years to come

  • Death by bad cafe food? Death to bad cafe food!

    I'm sick of going into cafes for a bite to eat only to find ghastly sausage rolls, pallid savouries with WHATEVER (or nothing at all) under a pile of watery potato mash and day-old scones with a concrete lid of cheese - while everything else contains battery chicken.

  • What's Not On The Label

    Ethics pertaining to food seems to be a hot issue, so I thought it to be a good idea not just to recommend Felicity Lawrence's book Not on the Label, but to present you with a review. Here it is:

  • Oranges from California?

    I was innocently peeling the sticker off an orange this morning when my eye caught the word "California".

  • Today's the Day

    Where I come from New Year's Eve is called Silvester. The man died on December 31 and wasn't a forest dweller but a pope.

  • Pogging Out On Icecream

    For my birthday I got six of these thick ice cream cups with wavy edges. They started to look dusty in my cupboard so I got them out today. I usually scream at paying $10 or $12 a pop in an icecream parlour. Sure - if they make their own and use good-quality ingredients it might be worth it.