Gerald's Latest ColumnsThoughts for Food Kitchen Serendipity Just Like Mama Used to Make The Comforts of Autumn Marching Out - The Delights of Mexican Food Having a Ball with Meatballs Mussel Power Barbecue Balance The Peachy Time of Year Summer Heights Santa's List Don't Panic Cool Comfort Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit!
The Food Of Heroes The Filled Monty ¡Ole Mexico! Tempora Mutantur A High and Mighty Liquor Ring the Changes, Olympically Confessions of a Fundamental Foodie Wok, Gok and Gluten All Fired Up TV Dinners If It Works Don't Fix It Showing Off The Wurst Thing A Load of Tripe Top Shelf Autumn Gold Falling About Crêpes Galore Pot Luck A Wee Doch and Doris Reds in the Beds More... With a Twist Problem Solved ¡Delicioso! A Merry Christmas A Christmas List If You Go Down To The Woods... Or Beach Santa's Kitchen Helper A Cracker For Christmas Food To Be Eaten Have the Thyme of Your Life Cook Britannia La Vera Pizza I Say Xitomatl and You Say Pomodoro Spring At Last The Fruit of Paradise Breaking the Fast Keen As Mustard Relishing the Taste Viva Sofrito Over-Mastered Give Us This Day Some Like It Hot Home Cooking A Bag of Bones
Meet Gerald Bryan
Gerald Bryan was born in London and came to New Zealand in 1968. He has been a professional actor since 1975, working on stage, television, film and radio. Always passionate about food, cooking and wine, for thirty-five years he has also been a professional cook, caterer, food advisor and restaurateur working in England and NZ in his own and other restaurants, wine bars and as chef to a private hospital.
For over twenty years he was senior partner and chef in a Wellington company catering for a personal, corporate and diplomatic clientele. He had a regular "live" cooking slot on TV One's GOOD MORNING and has given numerous other food demonstrations. He holds qualifications in wines and spirits in UK and NZ, in food safety and has been a judge at the prestigious NZ Culinary Fare. Working freelance, he is a professional member of the New Zealand Guild of Food Writers and for four years had a weekly column as restaurant critic/food columnist in THE WELLINGTONIAN newspaper. He has also contributed articles and original recipes to a number of other publications.
He has travelled widely and has lived and worked in UK, Spain, Denmark and the USA. His other interests are: early music, opera, pétanque, reading and gardening.
He is married to actress Donna Akersten and they have a cat called Parker.