Wine and Food Guide

Roast of the day

The Sunday roast has been a New Zealand family tradition for generations, although it has fallen from fashion over the past decade or two. However, Selaks roast day is coming up on Sunday, Charmian Smith reports.

Blend Espresso's salmon roulade

Blend Espresso's salmon roulade

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

Carrot, almond and curd cheesecake

Carrot, almond and curd cheesecake

To some, this may seem odd, but this combination of sweet juicy carrots and creamy curds makes for a refreshing creamy cheesecake.

Turning cocoa beans into chocolate bars

Turning cocoa beans into chocolate bars

''Artisan'' has become a buzzword among food cognoscenti.

WINE REVIEWS: European wines

WINE REVIEWS: European wines

Sometimes modern versions of traditional European wines like Spanish tempranillo-based red from the Rioja region can be good value despite coming halfway around the world. They offer a different flavour and structure from the New Zealand and Australian wines we are used to.

Designer dinners

The International Food Design Experience, Conference and Studio, hosted by the Food Design Institute and School of Design at Otago Polytechnic, runs from July 2-4 with more than 100 local and international chefs, designers and food lovers exploring and practising the latest food-design techniques.

Ask a chef: Short Black's lemon and coconut slice

Ask a chef: Short Black's lemon and coconut slice

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 Pâté au saumon (salmon pie)

Video: How to make Pâté au saumon (salmon pie)

Stephanie Desjardins, from Canada, shows how to make pâté au saumon, or salmon pie.

Pumpkin cookies

Pumpkin cookies

It is pumpkin season at the moment. so why not try making these delicious cookies.

Playing on your mind

Playing on your mind

Your mother may have told you not to play with your food, but these days playing with food and telling stories with it is a culinary trend.

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