Wine and Food Guide

Staff in thick of it in company kitchen

Lydia Findlay makes hot spiced apple cider for ''Friday beers'' at Fisher & Paykel's staff kitchen.

It is a staff kitchen like no other - gleaming stainless steel, polished subway tiles and an island bench the size of a small runway.

Rebecca Fox discovers there is more than just noodles and baked beans being cooked in Fisher & Paykel's Dunedin staff kitchen.

Beans enrich simple sausage cassoulet

Beans enrich simple sausage cassoulet

Cassoulet is the perfect winter one-pot meal; comforting cold-weather fare which is easy to make. This wonderfully rustic peasant dish of white haricot beans, preserved meats and sausages has its origins in southwest France.

NZ team bound for Culinary Olympics

NZ team bound for Culinary Olympics

For the first time in 28 years New Zealand will be represented at the international Culinary Olympics and the team includes two Otago chefs.

Keeping it lively in colder months

Keeping it lively in colder months

Winter may be here and the weather cooler but it doesn't always mean we have to hunker down with heavy, stodgy food.

Pork lovers get snout into goodies at 'Pig Day Out'

Pork lovers get snout into goodies at 'Pig Day Out'

Late June and the sun had decided to show itself just in time to melt the permafrost and welcome 25 pork enthusiasts to our third annual ''Pig Day Out''.

Pinot noir reigns among red grape plantings

Pinot noir reigns among red grape plantings

Pinot noir is the most widely planted red grape in New Zealand, making up 70% of our red grape vines and just over 15% of our total vineyard area.

Ask a chef: Strictly Coffee's energy balls

Ask a chef: Strictly Coffee's energy balls

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

Apple Sago

Apple Sago

This pudding takes me back to my childhood, when I remember my mum serving us a bowl full of fragrant lemony apples stewed with sago and finished with pouring cream. It is simple to make, cheap to buy and will surely satisfy you on these cold nights.

Nutrient-dense diet gives immunity boost

Do you dread the winter months, when you and your family easily succumb to coughs and colds, sniffling and sneezing, headaches, sore throats and/or fevers from the flu?

Chardonnay back, in elegant robes

Chardonnay back, in elegant robes

Many wine-lovers will remember the unofficial ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) movement, which had its heyday 10-15 years ago.

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