Wine and Food Guide

Kitchen a place to banish winter

I love a good frost as much as the next person, and, holy moly, we have had a few humdingers lately.

Enhancing the experience

Enhancing the experience

The jury is still out on all the perceived benefits of decanting your wine; however, there are many valid reasons why it is worthwhile doing.

Good health from healthy eating

New Zealander Jason Shon Bennett hated being sick so badly he did something about it. More than 20 years later, he has made a career out of his journey from asthmatic to health ''guru'' as an author, inspirational speaker and researcher. He talks to Rebecca Fox.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

From those with delcious-looking sugary treats to healthy whole foods, there have been a range of recipe books released in recent months.

Presence of noted wine commentator coup for event organisers

Presence of noted wine commentator coup for event organisers

She gives wine cellar advice to The Queen, writes for the world's top wine reference guides and is one of the world's most respected wine commentators.

Gibbston organic wine trial proves a success

A three-year trial has shown it's reasonably simple to convert to organic wine production in Central Otago, provided there's the desire to do so and the financial backing, Gibbston Valley Wines (GVW) vineyard manager Grant Rolston says.

Healthy soils, healthy vines the aim

Healthy soils, healthy vines the aim

There are some who think Organics is a character in the Asterix comic strip; others have visions of long-haired hippies wearing kaftans and Porridge sandals. The reality, however, is somewhat different.

Cauliflower pickle

Cauliflower pickle

This recipe is one I adapted from the old-fashioned pickle named chow chow. I have spiced it up with a combination of mustard, cumin and celery seeds to liven up a classic.

Ask a chef: The Good Earth Cafe's organic coleslaw

Ask a chef: The Good Earth Cafe's organic coleslaw

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

Rise of 'Dumpling Queen'

Rise of 'Dumpling Queen'

The Wellington region's food, wine and craft beer scene is about to be celebrated by the city's annual Wellington on a Plate festival. Rebecca Fox finds out that behind many of the stoves and tankards are Otago-raised or trained chefs and brewers.

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