About me

Welcome to my food blog! I live in Wellington, New Zealand. I first developed a taste for cooking as a young child and have had my nose buried in cookery books ever since. I have wonderful memories of making Pikelets on rainy days from New Zealand’s Edmonds Cookery Book where the well-known slogan “sure to rise” was just another household name.

As well as a keen and at times overly ambitious baker and self-proclaimed food critic, I am passionate about interior design*, branding*, photography*, architecture*, and history. I enjoy browsing through cookery books, scrolling food blogs and scouring weekly newspapers. It’s taken some time to create a blog, a place to share all of my favourite recipes and possibly even a space to discover new ones! I hope you enjoy After Taste and my ingredient-obsessed blathering.

Like what you see? Please feel free to post a comment, or get in touch with me by emailing: aftertasteblog@gmail.com or follow me on Twitter (@jopsonb).

*Warning: content in posts may vary at times

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21 thoughts on “About me

  1. hello,
    I just found your blog via two spoons. I love your bio, sounds like we have a bit in common ditto
    self-proclaimed food critic, I am passionate about interior design*, branding*, photography*, architecture*, and history. I enjoy browsing through cookery books, scrolling food blogs . Nice looking meringue pie too.

  2. I followed you back from my blog and just wanted to say “Hi!” I haven’t the time to take an in-depth look but i did check out a few of your posts and liked what I saw. (Those chocolate-peppermint cupcakes looked great! I’ll be back! … John

  3. Hi, great blog – I love your kiwi classics and feel like we might have a few of the same recipe books, I’m actually baking a Jo Seagar cake as I write this. I look forward to returning.

    1. Thanks so much! I love kiwi classics and they don’t get that much attention really. It is especially cool sharing with them with the rest of the world. Plenty more to come! πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting.

  4. Yup – this blog is gorgeous, and I value it THAT much more having just moved from beautiful NZ over to the arctic north of Canada. Will keep my eye on you, looking for nostalgic NZ recipes and a snippet of what’s happening in my absolute favourite country.

  5. I left New Zealand in 1965 and have been outside for over 45 years now. But I still carry a NZ passport. I was actually looking up Dutch Windmill biscuits (having loved them as a child) and this lead me to you in a round-about way. I eat vicariously as I am a shamefully lazy cook. Loved your blog. I’ve lived in Costa Rica for 28 years and may return someday to Christchurch where I grew up. One thing for sure, I drink black tea every day!!! Thanks, Helen Smith

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