Wine and Food Guide

Long, slow, tasty

Vegetable stew with polenta dumplings.
Stews, casseroles and braising all come into their own in winter. Cheaper cuts of meats covered with a deep flavoursome sauce, simmering for hours until meltingly tender, always comfort you at mealtimes.

BEER REVIEW: NZ apple, pear ciders appeal across Tasman

It seems that New Zealand apples are wanted in Australia after all.

Cookbooks: Simple and delicious

Cookbooks: Simple and delicious

Fans of Australian Donna Hay will be interested in her latest book, Simple Dinners (Fourth Estate).

In season: Zucchini, cherry tomato and feta tart

In season: Zucchini, cherry tomato and feta tart

This recipe is the perfect base for any number of delicious toppings. I always have ready-rolled pastry in the freezer, which is perfect for a quick tart like this. Be creative with the vast array of delicious seasonal produce.

Ask a Chef: Arthur Barnett Cafe's Cheese Rolls

Ask a Chef: Arthur Barnett Cafe's Cheese Rolls

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

Holiday Cooking: Annabel Langbein's summer recipes

Holiday Cooking: Annabel Langbein's summer recipes

Eggs are one of my desert-island foods. When I want a nourishing lunch or light supper in a hurry, they tick all the boxes.

Annabel Langbein's seasonal spinach tart

Annabel Langbein's seasonal spinach tart

My mother made this savoury tart often, and it's still the best I've tasted.

Holiday cooking: Annabel Langbein's crusty flat bread

Holiday cooking: Annabel Langbein's crusty flat bread

This is a wonderfully supple focaccia dough that makes enough for two large loaves.

Rising demand for a better quality drop

Rising demand for a better quality drop

Last year Moa, a Blenheim-based boutique brewery, proudly announced it had become the first craft beer-maker to sell its products in New Zealand duty-free stores.

Stu Todd's salad seed mix

Stu Todd's salad seed mix

This is so simple and delicious for nibbling during summer months. A batch can be kept for weeks in the fridge, although its many uses mean it doesn't usually last long.

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