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In the kitchen with Emma and Nick, Bar Céleste

Bar Céleste

146b Karangahape Road, Auckland

Since its opening late last year, Bar Céleste has quickly cemented itself as one of Auckland’s most popular hot spots. We chatted with the powerhouse duo behind the restaurant, Emma Ogilvie and Nick Landsman, about everything from kitchen disasters to the handy utensil many home cooks don’t have, but should.

Your favourite recipe you cook for yourself?

N: Tartiflette. I've been making it since I was a kid.

The one thing you always have in your fridge?

E: A large amount of butter.

If you could share one piece of cooking knowledge with everyone, what would it be?

To not get caught up in following a recipe exactly, because good cooking is subjective! The best way to learn to cook a specific dish or style of cuisine is to read many recipes, and to compare techniques, processes and ingredients in order to pick and choose what fits your cooking style and taste best. Above all else, put more energy into sourcing

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