Otago-crafted whisky a 'superstar'

Otago-crafted whisky a 'superstar'

An Otago whisky has been described as ''one of the most delicate and sophisticated and complex 25-year-olds imaginable'' by 2015 Whisky Bible author Jim Murray.

Video: How to make shawirma (spicy beef)

Video: How to make shawirma (spicy beef)

Suad Mohammed shows how to make shawirma.

Chard Farm celebrates 25 years of fine wines

Chard Farm celebrates 25 years of fine wines

In 1986 Rob Hay was the first trained winemaker to come to Central Otago, and for several years made wine for the region's tiny fledgling vineyards.

Three favourite sauces

Three favourite sauces

It is great to have a collection of simple, yet utterly delicious sauces up your sleeve.

WINE REVIEWS: Sauvignon Blanc

WINE REVIEWS:  Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough sauvignon blanc is some of the best in the world and with some of the best from Marlborough in this tasting, it's not surprising I handed out a few rare (for me) 4- and 5-star ratings. Those who can't be bothered with ordinary sauvignon should try these.

Grilled salmon with seed and almond salsa

Grilled salmon with seed and almond salsa

This dish can be cooked on the barbecue or grill or in a pan on top of the stove and finished in the oven.

Ask a chef: Ironic's chocolate beetroot salted caramel cake

Ask a chef: Ironic's chocolate beetroot salted caramel cake

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

Chard Farm celebrates 25 years

Chard Farm celebrates 25 years

Central Otago's Chard Farm Winery is celebrating 25 years on the farm this month with a VIP wine tasting, birthday party and a family-friendly locals' open day.

Ten surprising food facts

Ten surprising food facts

Our understanding of the foods we commonly eat is constantly changing -- and scientists at Plant and Food Research are gaining new insights all the time. The institute's general manager of science food innovation,

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