Wine and Food Guide

Sugar-free for the holidays

Ask most children what they like best about Easter and undoubtedly the answer will be chocolate eggs!

Ask a chef: Pitches Store's individual ginger loaves

Ask a chef: Pitches Store's individual ginger loaves

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

Plenty to discover about iron absorption

Plenty to discover about iron absorption

This week is the inaugural Iron Awareness Week. Charmian Smith investigates.

Student food blog:Lemonade date scones

Student food blog:Lemonade date scones

Hello strangers! I haven't forgotten about you. However, it seems I have gotten a little caught up in the "real world''.

Easy, tasty - a winner

Easy, tasty - a winner

I love this succulent, exotic salad. Anything that tastes so delicious, is so little trouble to make and can be prepared ahead of time has to be a winner.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

Stemming from our British heritage, New Zealand has a proud baking tradition that is newly popular again as people return to home cooking.

On the menu

It annoys me when a winemaker's website wants to know my date of birth before it will let me in.

WINE REVIEW: Pinot Gris

WINE REVIEW: Pinot Gris

Fruity, sweet and hot is a common description of pinot gris, but sometimes you come acrossone that pushes the boundaries like Main Divide, or restrained and delicate likeRockburn or nutty with some lees contact or barrel fermentation like Odyssey.

Ask a Chef: Otago Museum Cafe's orzo salad

Ask a Chef: Otago Museum Cafe's orzo salad

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

Grape and almond cake

Grape and almond cake

This is pretty much my friand recipe but when made into a cake it adds a wonderful moist texture. It is grape harvesting time so any petite wine grapes will burst with flavour into this cake.

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