Wine and Food Guide

Grilled or barbecue haloumi cheese with roasted courgette, peppers and cherry tomatoes

Grilling the haloumi.
Daniel Pfyl, hospitality management lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier. This month, he shows us how to grill haloumi cheese, make a chimichurri sauce and roast some vegetables.

West needs to get over insect 'disgust factor'

West needs to get over insect 'disgust factor'

If someone suggested New Zealand farmers raised a new kind of high protein livestock which had a potential market of about two billion people worldwide, most would jump at the chance.

Ask a chef: Pitches Store's individual ginger loaves

Ask a chef: Pitches Store's individual ginger loaves

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

Silverbeet gratin

Silverbeet gratin

Silverbeet grows well in our climate and we are constantly looking for ways to use it. I love this decadent dish, which when served alongside any dinner casts a new light on a sometimes overlooked vegetable.

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

Sometimes cheaper pinot noir can be a tad acidic for pleasant drinking but serving it at about 18degC or eating something savoury with it can ameliorate the sharp, sometimes lean or unripe edge.

Student food blog:Lemonade date scones

Student food blog:Lemonade date scones

Hello strangers! I haven't forgotten about you. However, it seems I have gotten a little caught up in the "real world''.

Ask a Chef: Otago Museum Cafe's orzo salad

Ask a Chef: Otago Museum Cafe's orzo salad

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

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

Stemming from our British heritage, New Zealand has a proud baking tradition that is newly popular again as people return to home cooking.

On the menu

It annoys me when a winemaker's website wants to know my date of birth before it will let me in.

Grape and almond cake

Grape and almond cake

This is pretty much my friand recipe but when made into a cake it adds a wonderful moist texture. It is grape harvesting time so any petite wine grapes will burst with flavour into this cake.

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