Wine and Food Guide

Rhubarb sponge pudding

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Puddings like these tick all the right boxes on a cold night. Rhubarb adds such a tangy twist to the comfort of the warm sponge, Alison Lambert writes.

Varieties off the beaten track

Varieties off the beaten track

Tastings can reveal new and wonderful wines, says reviewer Mark Henderson.  

Moroccan tagines ideal for colder nights

Moroccan tagines ideal for colder nights

When skies turn dark and temperatures plunge, out come the short lists of dishes to warm body and soul. To those should be added an easy to make and deliciously satisfying Moroccan-style chicken tagine, David Latt writes.

Squeeze goes on

Squeeze goes on

Apples will be juiced and preserves tasted at this year's Dunedin Community Food Harvest Group event in Northeast Valley on April 23.

Banking on Gewurztraminer

Banking on Gewurztraminer

This week wine reviewer Mark Henderson samples some spicy Gewurztraminer.

Earthy comfort cravings

Earthy comfort cravings

The seasons are moving fast now, chef Bevan Smith writes. The first varieties of apples and pears are off the trees in the orchard and the quinces are starting to drop.

Cookbook review: That Sugar Guide

Cookbook review: That Sugar Guide

From the author of That Sugar Film comes a recipe book with tips and advice on how to lower your sugar intake.

Rhubarb, ginger and almond cake

Rhubarb, ginger and almond cake

If you like rhubarb and ginger, you will love this delectably aromatic cake, Joan Bishop writes.

Cooking 101: Chicken in spiced coconut sauce

Cooking 101: Chicken in spiced coconut sauce

Daniel Pfyl, senior lecturer at Otago Polytechnic's Food Design Institute, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier. This month he makes chicken in spiced coconut sauce.

In season: Plum jam

In season: Plum jam

Plums are in season and it's the perfect time for buying extra and making jam, Alison Lambert writes.

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