Wine and Food Guide

Food for thought

Fresh spring rolls with seared tuna.
They say in the ancient seaside town of Hoi Ann, that once you have visited, you always return. At the time we smiled at the thought.

Flavours of Morocco make divine difference

Flavours of Morocco make divine difference

Light, luscious and fragrant, this is a sophisticated and exotic variation of the more familiar carrot cake.

Looks good,tastes better

Looks good,tastes better

If you've never tried quinoa before, this is a great way to start. It's important to thoroughly rinse the quinoa in a fine sieve otherwise it can taste soapy. This recipe can be adapted to use whatever vegetables are in season and is a variation on one from the Seasons' Eatings calendar and recipe booklet (see www.nibl.co.nz for more information).

Roasted pumpkin with miso, rosemary and butter

Roasted pumpkin with miso, rosemary and butter

At the moment sweet orange bushfire pumpkins are available, one's that I love as you can eat the skin. However, any pumpkin or creamy squash will be delicious in this.

Wine reviews: Aromatic wines

Wine reviews: Aromatic wines

These aromatic wines ooze generous fruit, but some have such high alcohol they leave you with a burn in the mouth. However, the best, as always, are well balanced.

Food, theatre set to music

Music, art and food combined at an Otago Polytechnic food performance at the recent Auckland Arts Festival. Polytechnic Associate Professor Richard Mitchell explains the experience.

Central Otago pinots get own Riedel glass

Central Otago pinots get own Riedel glass

A newly shaped wineglass designed by a 300-year-old Austrian glass company especially to elevate the experience and enjoyment of Central Otago pinot noir has been released.

Ask a chef: Morning Magpie's pear and ginger cake

Ask a chef: Morning Magpie's pear and ginger cake

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

Video: How to make dango with anko and kinako

Video: How to make dango with anko and kinako

Yoko Yamada shows how to make dango with anko and kinako.

Kale Caesar salad

Kale Caesar salad

Robust nutritious kale smothered with a salty creamy dressing doesn't need much convincing to be tried. This is my go-to salad for the colder months.

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