Wine and Food Guide

Cool coffee

Arjun Haszard at work in his kitchen in Glasgow St, Dunedin.

Liqueurs, cocktails, cold brews; there are many unusual ways of drinking coffee. Charmian Smith talks to a Dunedin entrepreneur who is exploring interesting ways of using coffee.

A taste of the Waipara

A taste of the Waipara

Pegasus Bay Winery in Waipara has an enviable record of making fine wines and winning awards for its restaurant, including six from Cuisine.

WINE REVIEWS: Chardonnay

WINE REVIEWS: Chardonnay

It's hard to beat a good chardonnay, one with fruit, oak and nutty characters in harmony anda crisp, long, satisfying finish.

Chocolate cherry brownie

Chocolate cherry brownie

This densely decadent brownie with the added delight of fresh drunken cherries (best soaked overnight) will be a memorable addition to the festive season.

Bread wars put bakers 'under siege'

Bread wars put bakers 'under siege'

One-dollar loaves of bread are flying off the shelves in the millions - but a bakers' union says Kiwis' love of a cheap deal could put jobs at risk.

Ask a chef: Croque-O-Dile Cafe's orange almond cake

Ask a chef: Croque-O-Dile Cafe's orange almond cake

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

Christmas fare

Christmas fare

Turkey and ham are traditional fare at Christmas. If you don't have a favourite family recipe, try these, courtesy of Croziers, who raise free-range turkeys near Ashburton, and Bevan Smith, of Riverstone Kitchen.

WINE REVIEWS: Rose

WINE REVIEWS: Rose

Rose is a versatile summer wine, good with most foods - from turkey and ham to salads and fish. This batch of roses were deliciously refreshing.

Simple suggestions for a better barbie

Simple suggestions for a better barbie

Josh Emett's latest book, Josh's backyard BBQ (Random House) offers inspiration to those who want to serve more than burnt steak and sausages at their barbecues.

Video: How to make Bibimbap

Video: How to make Bibimbap

Myung Ran Lee (Kelly) from Korea shows how to make bibimbap (mixed rice).

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