Kōrero: Food

Roast chicken

Roast chicken

Chicken was the most popular meat eaten by New Zealanders in the early 2000s. However, it was a specialty meat until the 1960s, when production of mass barn-raised broiler chickens for domestic consumption dramatically increased. Before this, it was reserved for special occasions of the type illustrated on the cover of this 1920s cookbook. The small roast chicken cuts a rather lonesome figure among the sweet puddings and baked goods.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E. Futter, Home cookery for New Zealand. Auckland: Whitcombe and Tombs, 1926 (B-K 942-COVER)

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

David Burton, 'Food - Meat', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/39127/roast-chicken (accessed 20 August 2019)

Story by David Burton, published 5 Sep 2013