Wine and Food Guide

A tasty pie, be it ever so humble

Photo by Simon Lambert.

This pastry is perfect as a dairy-free option. I have added bacon to give a bit more flavour but it's totally up to you.

Scones are the new muffins (+ recipes)

Scones are the new muffins (+ recipes)

Scones may have been replaced by the ubiquitous muffin in recent years, but in a new book, Genevieve Knights brings back some old favourites with a new twist. Charmian Smith talks to her about her new book, Scones.

Ask a chef: Kades' honey and ginger pork fillets

Ask a chef: Kades' honey and ginger pork fillets

Ask a chef reveals the secrets behind the Kades Restaurant's honey and ginger pork fillets.

Watermelon in a strange brew

Watermelon in a strange brew

Brewer Shaun O'Sullivan thought his business partner was nuts.

WINE REVIEW: Pinot noir

WINE REVIEW: Pinot noir

Wine on line for April 21

With a fashionable wine like pinot noir, there are many "me too'' labels, usually simple, attractive wines with a dollop of spicy oak, which, unfortunately, are priced not so much ccording to the quality of the wine, but what the producers think they can get for it. On the other hand, there are some attractive, modest wines priced more realistically.

Video: How to make cheese rolls

Flavours of home is a series of recipes from around the world cooked by people at home in Otago. This week Helen Leach and Mary Browne, from New Zealand, show us how to make traditional southern cheese rolls.

Chef's Garden: Radish recipes with bite

Chef's Garden: Radish recipes with bite

We've all been seduced by that Johnny-come-lately wasabi, but there's another fiery condiment we shouldn't overlook, writes Bevan Smith - horseradish.

BEER REVIEW: Rice is nice if you're avoiding gluten

The base ingredient of most beer is barley, although some use wheat as well.

Ask a chef: Croque-o-Dile's feta and spinach muffins

Ask a chef: Croque-o-Dile's feta and spinach muffins

Ask a chef reveals the secrets behind the feta and spinach muffins served at Croque-o-Dile in the Dunedin Botanic Garden.

Culinary slice of Indonesia

Recipes said to be collected from Indonesian people fill The Real Taste of Indonesia: A Culinary Journey - 100 unique family recipes (Hardie Grant, pbk, $45), but there's also a lot of information about ingredients, rice and noodles, vegetables, seasonings and herbs, kitchen utensils and techniques.

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