Wine and Food Guide

Kitchen a place to banish winter

I love a good frost as much as the next person, and, holy moly, we have had a few humdingers lately.

A taste of the Waitaki

A taste of the Waitaki

Passing through the Waitaki Valley on holiday last week, Charmian Smith stopped to taste some of the local wine.

Wine review: Sauvignon blanc

On a lazy summer evening - or lunchtime for that matter - a zesty sauvignon blanc hits the spot. A glass of this zingy wine will dispel lethargy, and two will relax you.

Recipe: Chargrilled zucchini with lemon, mint and Caerphilly cheese

Recipe: Chargrilled zucchini with lemon, mint and Caerphilly cheese

This dish by Alison Lambert is simple, seasonal and delicious. Try it with some toasted sourdough bread, or perhaps some pan-fried fillets of fish and aioli.

Recipe: Vegan pear and vanilla cake

Recipe: Vegan pear and vanilla cake

Matt Cross, baker at Nova Cafe in the Octagon, Dunedin, reveals the secrets of his vegan pear and vanilla cake.

Ask A Chef: Tangente's Moroccan harira soup

Ask A Chef: Tangente's Moroccan harira soup

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

In Season: Dip with dashing green colour

In Season: Dip with dashing green colour

Broad bean dip is a great way to use those older beans.

BEER REVIEW: Arrowtown brew soon available bottled

Arrowtown's local beer will be more accessible from next month when Arrow Brewing begins bottling.

A brush with basil

A brush with basil

Of all the herbs in our garden at the moment, basil is one of our enduring favourites, writes Bevan Smith.

Rain showers and wine on Waiheke

Rain showers and wine on Waiheke

Spending a day visiting Waiheke Island wineries with his son Sean seemed the best way to end a wonderful Christmas break in Auckland for business editor Dene Mackenzie.

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