Wine and Food Guide

Staff in thick of it in company kitchen

Lydia Findlay makes hot spiced apple cider for ''Friday beers'' at Fisher & Paykel's staff kitchen.

It is a staff kitchen like no other - gleaming stainless steel, polished subway tiles and an island bench the size of a small runway.

Rebecca Fox discovers there is more than just noodles and baked beans being cooked in Fisher & Paykel's Dunedin staff kitchen.

Something to look forward to

Something to look forward to

If you want to ensure that you have scrumptious options for meals and snacks during the week, my best tip is to do the prep work at the weekend.

Export wine value grows to $1.4b

Export wine value grows to $1.4b

As the value of New Zealand wine exports has grown by 7% to reach a record $1.42 billion this year, expansion in the United States market is playing a big part, New Zealand Winegrowers say.

Broccoli soup with a cheesy crouton

Broccoli soup with a cheesy crouton

Talk about simple. This soup could be whipped up when you get home from work without any fuss. I added a cheesy crouton to finish it off but this is optional! 

Beans enrich simple sausage cassoulet

Beans enrich simple sausage cassoulet

Cassoulet is the perfect winter one-pot meal; comforting cold-weather fare which is easy to make. This wonderfully rustic peasant dish of white haricot beans, preserved meats and sausages has its origins in southwest France.

Today's drinkers spoilt for choice

Today's drinkers spoilt for choice

When I think of the word fashion, it conjures images of designers, catwalks and svelte models.

Ask a chef: Museum Cafe's gluten-free chocolate brownie

Ask a chef: Museum Cafe's gluten-free chocolate brownie

Ask a Chef reveals the secrets of those superb dishes you ate in cafes and restaurants and wanted to try yourself.

NZ team bound for Culinary Olympics

NZ team bound for Culinary Olympics

For the first time in 28 years New Zealand will be represented at the international Culinary Olympics and the team includes two Otago chefs.

Keeping it lively in colder months

Keeping it lively in colder months

Winter may be here and the weather cooler but it doesn't always mean we have to hunker down with heavy, stodgy food.

Apple Sago

Apple Sago

This pudding takes me back to my childhood, when I remember my mum serving us a bowl full of fragrant lemony apples stewed with sago and finished with pouring cream. It is simple to make, cheap to buy and will surely satisfy you on these cold nights.

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