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.

Wine reviews: Pinot Noir

Wine reviews: Pinot Noir

There are more brands of pinot noir than any other variety, and each offers something different, in style, in reputation and prestige, in availability, and most importantly, in flavour and value.

Wine and food event

Wine and food event

Many enthusiasts will be heading to Auckland for a food and wine celebration on September 14 and 15, with further classes and workshops on September 16 and 22.

Recipe: Green risotto

Recipe: Green risotto

Risotto is pretty much a one pot-meal, easy on the pocket and so versatile. I was looking at my vege patch and saw a lot of healthy green vegetables and herbs, resulting in this nourishing risotto.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

A perfectly roasted chicken is a satisfying centrepiece to a meal, but usually there's more meat left over for other dishes, and a carcass for stock.

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.

Emerson's wins national awards

Emerson's wins national awards

Southern breweries are fizzing after again gaining several awards in the 2014 Brewers' Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards.

Ask a chef: The Food Department's herb, spinach and cheese muffins

Ask a chef: The Food Department's herb, spinach and cheese muffins

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

Pumpkin, chickpea and potato soup

Pumpkin, chickpea and potato soup

This thick, hearty soup combines so many flavours and textures I love. It could be served as a vegetarian stew.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

If you thought chips, aka frites or French fries, were simply deep-fried chopped potatoes, Anne de la Forest's Frites (Jacqui Small) will introduce you to the intricacies of this old favourite.

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