Jenny Garing and Ground Gourmet Essentials - Welcome Jenny Garing and Ground Gourmet Essentials - Welcome

Having survived the devastating earthquake on 22 February 2011 that resulted in the demolition of the Ground Culinary Centre in Lyttelton, Jenny Garing is now focussing on building the Ground products range while still providing Ground cooking classes.

Ground Gourmet Essentials produces a range of hand-ground spice blends and condiments. Exotic spices are ground in a traditional mortar and pestle to make authentic blends from the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific. These spice blends and pastes and other enticing goodies, are made from a kitchen overlooking the beautiful Lyttelton Harbour. Find them at the Lyttelton Farmers' Market every Saturday along with fresh hummus, salads, pestos and sandwiches- and occasionally local fresh goat meat from Otaranui Farm!

Ground products - spice blends and condiments Ground cooking classes - how to prepare and cook exotic and delicious dishes  Ground recipes - how to use the Ground Gourmet Essentials range of spice blends and condiments
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Jenny Garing is the creative force behind Ground Culinary Centre in Lyttelton and the Ground Gourmet Essential range. She is also a food columnist and recipe writer and has managed to combine her two biggest loves - other cultures and food - into a life of travelling on her stomach.

Jenny’s  food blog includes recipes and food ideas from around the globe. Read her answers to culinary questions in Epicurious in The Press, Waikato Times and The Dominion Post every Wednesday (and sometimes on Stuff: in the Food & Wine Section). Or book yourself in for a culinary tour  with Jenny.

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