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Selaks New Zealand Roast Day 2014


The winter culinary calendar wouldn’t be the same without Selaks New Zealand Roast Day. Selaks is proud to be bringing Kiwis the fifth annual celebration of the humble roast on Sunday 3 August 2014.

Now in its 80th year, Selaks Wines – founded in 1934 by Croatian immigrant Marino Selak – continues to live up to its rich history of bringing family and friends together over good food and wine.

For the second year, celebrity chef Nici Wickes is the cornerstone ambassador of Selaks New Zealand Roast Day. She’s developed a fantastic new range of roast recipes for the everyday cook.

“I’m so thrilled to be involved again in Selaks NZ Roast Day; it’s no secret I’m a huge fan of the roast. As is the norm, we’re keen to ensure everyone can make the most of this fabulous celebration of a meal that Kiwis really feel they own,” Nici says.

Nici is renowned as a foodie who is continually seeking out new ways of cooking and eating and that experience shows through on her recipes now available in the free downloadable eCookbook on

This year Nici is joined by three new high profile celebrities to add some intense competitive heat to the campaign. Leigh Hart – aka That Guy, actor Shane Cortese and radio personality Leah Panapa are all lending their culinary nous to the programme contributing their favourite roast recipe.

To add spice to their contributions, members of the public are being asked to vote for their favourite celebrity recipe online at The creator of the winning recipe gets to donate $5,000 to his or her chosen charity.