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Living Wilde and free

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Anna and Roger Wilde are champions of healthy living.  he Nelson couple share their passion for life in their community and via a website called Wild Health, where they offer education about healthy eating and living through recipes and nutritional information. With a growing demand for recipes for those with special dietary needs, the Wildes have recently released Real Fresh Gluten-free Food. Colleen Thorpe talks to them about how to start on the road to a healthy, happy life.

A chardonnay to suit every taste

A chardonnay to suit every taste

Some chardonnays can be rich and oaky, others more restrained with nutty hints of varying intensity, and then there are unoaked ones which can have lovely fruity flavours. There's something to suit every taste, but it pays to be selective.

 

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How to ... make focaccia

How to ... make focaccia

Daniel Pfyl, hospitality management lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier.

Focaccia is a flattish bread, usually topped with olive oil, salt and sometimes herbs or olives, and eaten fresh as a snack with drinks. It makes good toast the following day. This recipe makes two focaccia or, alternatively, four pizza bases.

Ask A Chef: TECHnique's chocolate brownies

Ask A Chef: TECHnique's chocolate brownies

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Video: Conger eel soup

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Pinot gris, a wine best with food

Pinot gris, a wine best with food

New Zealand pinot gris seems to be settling into a standard style - a big, soft, sweetish, fruit alady wine with high alcohol that leaves a burning sensation on the finish.

'Kwisine' back in favour

'Kwisine' back in favour

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Resurrected ale headed for stores

Resurrected ale headed for stores

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RECIPE: Scones from Bannockburn Cafe and Store

RECIPE: Scones from Bannockburn Cafe and Store

Recipes from Suz Allison, chef at Bannockburn Cafe and Store.

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