Wine and Food Guide

The proof of the pudding

Pear and berry crumble. Photo: Nicola Brown

Nicola Brown shares a pear and berry crumble recipe that's perfect for chilly nights.

Ask a Chef: Dispensary apple and walnut scones

Ask a Chef: Dispensary apple and walnut scones

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

Awards for Otago produce

Awards for Otago produce

Otago's farmers' market produce showed it could foot it with the best of them at the Farmer's Market New Zealand Winter Food Awards in Nelson.

Warm pear and chocolate pudding

Warm pear and chocolate pudding

This week Alison Lambert shares how to make a warming pudding that's super easy and delicious. 

Winter warmers

Winter warmers

While spring is still a long way off, the weather to date has been kind, and there is plenty in the garden to keep one inspired, chef Bevan Smith says.

'Human touch' emphasised

'Human touch' emphasised

Roots in Lyttelton was awarded Restaurant of the Year in the Cuisine Good Food Awards last year. Rebecca Fox attended a workshop at the International Food Design Conference in Dunedin recently where chef and co-owner Giulio Sturla shared his story. 

Central chardonnay hitting stride

Central chardonnay hitting stride

This week reviewer Mark Henderson enjoys some very drinkable chardonnay.

Merlot shading cabernet in Bay

Merlot shading cabernet in Bay

As a relatively new vine-growing and wine-making nation, we are still working out what grows best where, reviewer Mark Henderson writes.

Cauliflower, broccoli and leek pie

Cauliflower, broccoli and leek pie

This week, Alison Lambert shares how to make a rustic-looking pie packed with vegetables and covered in a cheesy sauce.

Bread project combines science and health

Bread project combines science and health

Combine getting Pacific Island children interested in science, healthy eating and exercise with an experimental healthy bread recipe and you get an International Science Festival Project, Rebecca Fox discovers. 

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