What is The Boil Up

The Boil Up is the Spinoff’s weekly food newsletter. Every Thursday, we bring you reflections, news, interviews and yum things to eat from across Aotearoa’s wonderfully diverse and ever-changing culinary landscape.

Who writes The Boil Up?

Lucinda Bennett.

Bennett has been talking kai weekly on 95bfm Breakfast Food for almost a year, a writer for about a decade (mostly about art) and obsessed with food her entire life – cooking it, eating it, reading, chatting, dreaming about it and now, writing about it!

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The Boil Up, written by Charlotte Muru-Lanning, is a collection of Aotearoa's best in food and beverage, delivered to your inbox every Thursday. Sponsored by Boring Oat Milk.
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