Wine and Food Guide

From the heart

Raspberry chocolate upside-down cake.

When you want to impress your loved one just that little bit more, Valentine's Day is a great time to get out of your comfort zone in the kitchen and get cooking, Alison Lambert writes.

Ask a chef: The Wooden Table's oaty ginger slice

Ask a chef: The Wooden Table's oaty ginger slice

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

New year a time to take stock

New year a time to take stock

The beginning of the year is a great time to reassess your health goals, Dee Copland writes.

Charming Nigella delights in Southland

Charming Nigella delights in Southland

Smiling broadly and conversing happily as she signed cookbook after cookbook, Nigella Lawson charmed hundreds of fans during her visit to Invercargill.

A ’pared back' Nigella

A ’pared back' Nigella

Nigella Lawson is midway through an Australasian tour and arrives in New Zealand next week for appearances and gala dinners in Auckland and Invercargill. She spoke to Southland Express reporter Amy Johnstone.

McDonald's introduces chocolate-covered fries

McDonald's introduces chocolate-covered fries

Fans will either love or hate McDonald's latest menu item - chocolate covered fries.

Ask a chef: Espresso Garden Cafe lemon shortcake

Ask a chef: Espresso Garden Cafe lemon shortcake

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

 

Espresso Garden Cafe lemon shortcake

Base and topping

In season: Tomatoes

In season: Tomatoes

Tomatoes of all shapes and varieties are available at the moment and Tomato Provencal is a classic, Alison Lambert writes.

Six quite tasty sauvignon blancs

Six quite tasty sauvignon blancs

This week, Mark Henderson savours some fine white wine.

NZ honour for Bracken

NZ honour for Bracken

Dunedin's Bracken Restaurant has been selected to take part in a national "Plate of Origin'' competition at this year's New Zealand Agri Investment Week.

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