Wine and Food Guide

First Dunedin restaurant to win 'hat'

Another of Bracken's signature dishes.
One of Dunedin's newest restaurants has won a coveted chef's ''hat'' in New Zealand's premier restaurant awards - the first to be awarded in the city.

Otago features in cookbook awards

Otago features in cookbook awards

Recipe books with Otago connections scooped the awards at the annual Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

Softer acidities make for easier drinking

Softer acidities make for easier drinking

Joining me on the tasting panel today was Dunedin wine enthusiast Ricky Collins.

Winter veges

Winter veges

Winter vegetables might not have the good looks of their summer cousins, but don't look away, writes Dunedin chef Jack Gould.

Wine reviews: Youthful line-up ready to go

Wine reviews: Youthful line-up ready to go

Joining me on the tasting panel again were Dunedin wine enthusiasts Alastair McLaren and Ricky Collins.

Roasted cheesy Brussels sprouts

Roasted cheesy Brussels sprouts

Roasted cheesy Brussels sprouts Serves 4

Otago ice cream-makers win gold

A ''melt-in-the-mouth'' berry ice cream has won the supreme award in the New Zealand Ice Cream Awards.

Ask a chef: Rhubarb's hazelnut, chocolate and orange bliss balls

Ask a chef: Rhubarb's hazelnut, chocolate and orange bliss balls

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

'Second label' not second best

'Second label' not second best

Second labels may seem to be a relatively new phenomenon in Central Otago, dating back 10 years or so, but there is a more than 100-year precedent in the Bordeaux region of France where in 1902 Chateau Leoville las Cases created its second wine, Clos du Marquis, with Chateau Margaux following suit in 1908.

Ask a chef: Modaks' vegan dark chocolate, pear and pistachio cake

Ask a chef: Modaks' vegan dark chocolate, pear and pistachio cake

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

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