I know this must be a very broad question, so please forgive what may sounds like roll-of-the-eye-inducing query:
In your opinion, which would be best to visit for a food-venturing honeymoon? I would really love to go to NZ, but it seems most food-related articles I've run across lately have been about Australia, particularly about the slow food movement and the vineyards.
Is it the case that NZ is not as pioneering, or is there just a lack of publicity? For example, the way the outer boroughs in NY tend to have much better value food than in Manhattan, but you wouldn't necessarily know that if you were to judge mainly from information put out by media.
I love simple, fresh foods made with love, and tend to appreciate homegrown hole-in-the-wall finds. I'd also be interested in visiting farms or restaurants attached to farms. Overall, anything that adheres to a 'back to the land/flavor from good ingredients' philosophy.
I don't know anyone from NZ or Australia, or anyone who's visited, so any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks!