Leelands Meets Shared Kitchen

We have always loved the casual and relaxed vibe of Waiheke Island – this place is home to people who know good food, and prioritise the art of eating – in other words, our kind of people! During one of our trips to this stunning part of our country, we had the pleasure of meeting the fabulous Julie Biuso, the brains and taste buds behind the blog Shared Kitchen.

Shared Kitchen is outlet for Julie’s culinary creativity, and alongside her daughter Ilaria, focuses on cooking real food, using top notch ingredients, from scratch.┬áRegular readers of our newsletter will know I have often turned to Julie’s pages for inspiration, so meeting her in the flesh was a bit of a chef-crush moment for me! After a few conversations during tastings on Waiheke, and eventually a cheeky vino, we plucked up the courage to chat to Julie about our idea for a joint venture, and were thrilled to bits to find that not only was she a similarly minded food enthusiast, she believed in what we were doing and was keen to come on board as part of the Leelands story.

Julie has developed a series of recipes for us, which you can find over on our Recipes page, and you can read more about our collaboration over at Shared Kitchen.

Happy cooking!