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Shown on Friday, TV 1 Breakfast Show Cooking Huhu Bugs with Pippa & Pauli.

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Chef Charles Royal incorporates traditional food from the bush into his cuisine.
Ingredients include huhu grubs, leaves from the horopito or pepper tree, and pikopiko (common shield fern).

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Charles Royal"LOOK & LISTEN"

to Charles Royal Maori inspired cooking classes in San Antonio Texas USA. New Zealand Cultural Extravaganza in San Antonio Texas.
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Charles cooking Maorifood at the Southwest School of Arts & Craft San Antonio Texas USA in conjunction with a contemporary Maori Art Exhibition "Te Tataitanga" or Bind Together at Biga Restaurant San Antonio Texas USA...
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Click here to view Charles & Comrades peeling spuds for Willie Apiata VC Home Coming at Te Kaha East Coast New Zealand

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January 23rd 2008


Check out "The Menu" to see what Charles and Bruce Auden were cooking.

Cooking Maorifood at the Southwest School of Arts & Craft San Antonio Texas USA in conjunction with a contemporary Maori Art Exhibition "Te Tataitanga" or Bind Together at Biga Restaurant San Antonio Texas USA www.biga.com

LA NZ Consolate
LA NZ Consolate
VIP Chefs - San Antonio
Venice Beach
Hot Mushrooms Pirita Pikopiko
Good Maorifood Wine Trail
Maorifood Trail
Maorifood Trail

Did you happen to check out Charles talking about his food tours, his herbs, his book and pikopiko on Good Morning on 27 July between 9am -12 noon?

If you missed out - here are some of the photos of the show!

Charles with Brenden on the Good Morning Show
Salmon with Pikopiko

And don't forget to watch our clip of Ardijah who also appreared on Good Morning alongside Charles!

Charles in the Rotorua section at Lake Tarawera cooking trout at hot water beach on September 23rd 2007.

Bender’s (Ben O’Donoghue) fabulous food surfari continues...this time he heads across the Tasman to New Zealand where he catches up with his surf-mad Kiwi mate and co-chef for this series, Mark Gardner. Like Bender, Mark’s made it big overseas and now he’s taking a break from preparing meals for the rich and famous to show you the culinary delights of his homeland.

Enjoy green-lipped mussels, venison, lamb, trout, scallops - washed down with some of the world’s best wines from Marlborough, Otago and Hawkes Bay. That’s the recipe for Surfing the Menu 4 - New Zealand.

Fresh food ideas, breath-taking locations, entertaining characters, a spot of heli-surfing, mountain-gliding and aerobatics plus the sweetest surf breaks in the country.

Taking off
Heading off to the Island
Hot Water Beach
Sulphar Point
Waiting for Trout to cook
Surfing the Menu

Tuesday 14th August

The Australian Today Show: Charles was cooking Maorifood at the Lakefront Rotorua, bringing Mokoia Island Maorifood Tour to Australia.

Today Show Ohinemutu
Today Show Presenter Steve and Charles
Today Show
Today Show cooking live
Piko Piko Huhu Grub Bread


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Read some of our write ups from overseas journalists.

Australian visitor Max Anderson went hunting and gathering in New Zealand with the Charles. Read what he wrote about this tour here:






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