Robert Oliver Recipes

Award-winning chef helps develop new Pacific menu 
Accomplished New Zealand chef, SPASIFIK food columnist and award-winning author Rob Oliver has recently worked with AUT Hospitality Services Group Executive Chef Matt Farley to develop a new Pacific menu for events held at AUT.
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SPASIFIK issue 61
Samoa cuisine takes centre stage
Spasifik columnist Robert Oliver added another triumph to his growing list of achievements when his second book Mea’ai Samoa: Recipes from the Heart of Polynesia which featured in Spasifik Issue 59 last summer, won the Gourmand Award for Best TV Chef Cookbook in the World 2013 in May.
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SPASIFIK issue 59
Return to Samoa
Following the global success of his global award-winning book Me’a Kai – The Food and Flavours of the South Pacific and the television series Real Pasifik, Robert Oliver reveals his latest book Mea’ai Samoa – Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Polynesia and the inspiration behind it
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SPASIFIK issue 57
Fiji and Me 
When I think of the food I loved growing up, I think of Fiji. My experience there had me ‘food–wired’ and it was where my whole thinking about food from local, indigenous sources inspired me to write Me’a Kai.
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SPASIFIK issue 57
Cooks' Delight
Robert Oliver was the talk of the Cook Islands when he visited in March. His mission was to work with local chefs to come up with local cuisine for the tourist market as part of his upcoming television series Real Pasifik.
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SPASIFIK issue 55
Profound and Proud
Spasifik food columnist Robert Oliver described his time in Vanuatu as profound when researching for Me’a Kai: The Food and Flavours of the South Pacific.
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SPASIFIK issue 54
Flavours of Fiji

It’s summertime, and the living is easy! Our intrepid food columnist Robert Oliver is reminiscing about the years he spent living in Fiji and the excitement-filled school holidays he spent on the island of Beqa.
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SPASIFIK issue 53
Eat Spasifik 
This issue finds our roving Eat SPASIFIK columnist Robert Oliver in Germany. Secretly he’s dreaming of Samoa, where he’s spent August and September. He fills us in on what he got up to.
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SPASIFIK issue 52
Eat Spasifik 
In this issue Robert tells us the story of his father, Dennis Oliver, and explains how he has been more than a father, but also an inspirational figure in his life.
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SPASIFIK issue 51
Eat Spasifik
Adi Tafuna’s has been honoured with a global women’s leadership award for her work with Women in Business Development, in Samoa. Awarded by Hillary Clinton initiated NGO Vital Voices, the award recognised the work they have done innovating rural economic systems, helping families and villages become self-sustainable through organic farming.
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SPASIFIK issue 50
True Taste of the pacific 
SPASIFIK is proud to welcome Robert Oliver as our new regular food columnist. The author of Me’a Kai and ambassador of True Pacific, Robert will provide a regular column of his global travels.
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SPASIFIK issue 38
Me'a Kai : Flavours Of The Pacific
 
Pacific people love food. We love growing it, preparing it, cooking it, and most importantly, eating it! New Zealand-born, Fijian-raised chef Robert Oliver has worked in kitchens all over the world, but no matter where he ventured, he couldn’t go without his pineapple and coconuts.
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