Wine and Food Guide

Staff in thick of it in company kitchen

Lydia Findlay makes hot spiced apple cider for ''Friday beers'' at Fisher & Paykel's staff kitchen.

It is a staff kitchen like no other - gleaming stainless steel, polished subway tiles and an island bench the size of a small runway.

Rebecca Fox discovers there is more than just noodles and baked beans being cooked in Fisher & Paykel's Dunedin staff kitchen.

Food and wine at the table

Food and wine at the table

My wife's brother-in-law is in many ways not your typical Italian.

Ask a chef: Espresso Garden Cafe's caramel muffins

Ask a chef: Espresso Garden Cafe's caramel muffins

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

Sweet and tart pantry staple

Sweet and tart pantry staple

Once you have tasted a good balsamic vinegar, dark glossy brown, intense, sweet, tart and fragrant, your pantry will never be without it.

Sunday roast still celebrity

Sunday roast still celebrity

Ever wondered how the great New Zealand Sunday roast tradition came about? Rebecca Fox asks Prof Helen Leach about the roast's origins.

Fresh Ideas: Cuppa and treat time

Fresh Ideas: Cuppa and treat time

Sometimes there are days when you really crave a great cup of tea and something indulgent to nibble on at the same time. Save these recipes for the next time you have one of those days!

How far would you go for NZ's best pie?

How far would you go for NZ's best pie?

Customers from Wellington are driving north to Napier to sample the pie crowned the best in the country last night.

Good health from healthy eating

New Zealander Jason Shon Bennett hated being sick so badly he did something about it. More than 20 years later, he has made a career out of his journey from asthmatic to health ''guru'' as an author, inspirational speaker and researcher. He talks to Rebecca Fox.

Truffle effort pays off after wait of 12 years

Truffle effort pays off after wait of 12 years

Hearing that black truffles had been discovered on his property at Bannockburn was like Christmas for Dunedin man Rod Keillor.

Enhancing the experience

Enhancing the experience

The jury is still out on all the perceived benefits of decanting your wine; however, there are many valid reasons why it is worthwhile doing.

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