Wine and Food Guide

Home-made haloumi cheese

The finished product. Photos by Linda Robertson.

Daniel Pfyl, hospitality management lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier. This month he shows us how to make haloumi cheese at home.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

Rumours that French cuisine is hidebound by tradition and resting on its 3-star laurels are quashed in Katrina Meynink's Bistronomy: French Food Unbound (Murdoch Books).

Wine reviews: Pinot Noir

Wine reviews: Pinot Noir

Southern Wines, owned by the Moffit family, is based in Alexandra and produces some excellent value pinot noir under several different labels - Pick & Shovel, Rock n Pillar and Dry Gully.

Recipe: Pear tart

Recipe: Pear tart

I love to cook pears and I love pears included in my puddings. This tart is simple, rustic and divine. It will work beautifully throughout the year with all varieties of fruit.

Ask a chef: Espresso Garden Cafe's pumpkin and chickpea salad

Ask a chef: Espresso Garden Cafe's pumpkin and chickpea salad

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

Wine reviews: Chardonnay

Wine reviews: Chardonnay

Big buttery chardonnays are becoming rarer as many winemakers are choosing lighter styles, sometimes with a little nuttiness and texture.

Ask a chef: Cinnamon Cafe's cinnamon buns

Ask a chef: Cinnamon Cafe's cinnamon buns

This recipe needs to be started the day before. 

Recipe: Blackened broccoli with gomasio

Recipe: Blackened broccoli with gomasio

Broccoli has been fantastic this winter: firm, crunchy and nutritious. This Japanese-inspired dressing adds a simple twist to make this magnificent vegetable even more desirable.

Brewery launches 99-pack of beer

Brewery launches 99-pack of beer

Beer packaging has just gotten a lot bigger in Texas, where a small brewery is launching a 99-pack of its "Peacemaker" ale.

Video: How to make Turkish delight

Video: How to make Turkish delight

Flavours of home is a series of recipes from around the world cooked by people at home in Otago. This week, Suad Mohammed , from Iraq, shows us how to make turkish delight.

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