Wine and Food Guide

Home-made haloumi cheese

The finished product. Photos by Linda Robertson.

Daniel Pfyl, hospitality management lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier. This month he shows us how to make haloumi cheese at home.

WINE REVIEWS: Riesling

WINE REVIEWS: Riesling

Black Ridge near Alexandra, is undergoing a renaissance with new owners Joss Purbrick and Belinda Green. One of the oldest vineyards in Central, it is known for its old-vine riesling and gewurztraminer as well as its pinot noir. Watch out for a new look and new developments as future vintages of wine come on stream.

Book covers ins, outs of smoking plus recipes

Book covers ins, outs of smoking plus recipes

Smoking food is an ancient form of preservation, and until recently was looked on as the exclusive domain of hunters and fishers or butchers.

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

To get the best out of pinot noir, especially high-acid ones, serve them at room temperature. Coax the aromas out by warming the glass in your hands and they can turn from lean and edgy to spicy and lively.

Our daily bread and all its delicious varieties

Our daily bread and all its delicious varieties

Dean Brettschneider, who styles himself the Global Baker, has yet another book out, this time simply called Bread (Penguin).

Recipe: Poached pears with saffron, ginger and cardamom

Recipe: Poached pears with saffron, ginger and cardamom

Pears are still readily available and this fragrant method of poaching adds a wonderful Middle Eastern flavour. I like to serve them with creamy strained yoghurt.

On the menu

On the menu

Anathoth has a couple of new products out, a hot chilli relish and a tropical jam, which is a blend of mango, pineapple, guava and passionfruit.

Cookbook: Slow Food Fast

Cookbook: Slow Food Fast

Simon and Alison Holst's latest little Everyday Easy book is Slow Food Fast (Hyndman Publishing).

Ask a chef: Pier 24's Afghan slice

Ask a chef: Pier 24's Afghan slice

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

Recipe: Sophie's pulled pork burgers

Recipe: Sophie's pulled pork burgers

I recently went on a sibling date with my brother in Auckland. Basically, I bribed him with burgers.

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