Wine and Food Guide

From the heart

Raspberry chocolate upside-down cake.

When you want to impress your loved one just that little bit more, Valentine's Day is a great time to get out of your comfort zone in the kitchen and get cooking, Alison Lambert writes.

Live till 102: The secrets of Japanese breakfast

Live till 102: The secrets of Japanese breakfast

For Sonoko Sakai, breakfast is the most important meal of the day - and could be mistaken for dinner.

Enjoy a roast on National Lamb Day

Enjoy a roast on National Lamb Day

On February 15, 1882, the first shipment of mutton set sail from Dunedin's Port Chalmers bound for London.

Get popping an ancient superfood

Get popping an ancient superfood

Popcorn is an ancient superfood - a simple and nutritious form of a 9000-year-old staple. Popcorn is DIY food preservation at its most basic and most delicious.

In season: Apricot cake

In season: Apricot cake

Central Otago apricots are like no other and their flavour offers a special twist to whatever you add them to, Allison Lambert writes.

Ask a chef: Dispensary vinaigrette

Ask a chef: Dispensary vinaigrette

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

Perfect picnic pick and mix

Perfect picnic pick and mix

Alison Lambert loves packing her picnic hamper, thermos and rug and heading off.

Popular pinot gris has broad appeal

Popular pinot gris has broad appeal

Wine reviewer Mark Henderson samples some tasy pinot gris.

New year a time to take stock

New year a time to take stock

The beginning of the year is a great time to reassess your health goals, Dee Copland writes.

Chardonnays for the enthusiast

Chardonnays for the enthusiast

Today's line-up was a mini "tiki tour'' of several of our more northerly regions, with Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Martinborough, Marlborough and Nelson all getting a look in.

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