Wine and Food Guide

The proof of the pudding

Pear and berry crumble. Photo: Nicola Brown

Nicola Brown shares a pear and berry crumble recipe that's perfect for chilly nights.

Sweetness by any name

Sweetness by any name

This week, Mark Henderson samples wines on the sweeter side.

Cooking 101: Mini Jam Berliners

Cooking 101: Mini Jam Berliners

Daniel Pfyl, senior lecturer at Otago Polytechnic's Food Design Institute, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier.

Producing chardonnay a family affair

Producing chardonnay a family affair

Urbanisation is putting the squeeze not only on the housing market but on wineries near Auckland. Kumeu River winemaker and master of wine Michael Brajkovich tells Rebecca Fox about his family's business producing great chardonnays.

Pumpkin and kale risotto with brown butter hazelnuts

Pumpkin and kale risotto with brown butter hazelnuts

This week, Alison Lambert shares the recipe for a delicious risotto.

Soups to savour

Soups to savour

This week, Nicola Brown shares recipes for two very different but equally satisfying soups. 

Sweet treats in Prague

Sweet treats in Prague

Not long ago, a visit to Prague's lovely cafes meant acrid coffee and stale dessert served with a side of surliness. But times have changed, Michael Krondi discovers.

Potato and watercress soup

Potato and watercress soup

Combining two seasonal ingredients which are easily obtained can be economical but, more importantly, it can be nourishing, Alison Lambert writes.

Ask a Chef: Spinach, courgette, mushroom and sundried tomato risotto

Ask a Chef: Spinach, courgette, mushroom and sundried tomato risotto

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

Dunedin butchers chase national titles

Dunedin butchers chase national titles

Two young Dunedin butchers will fight it out for accolades in this year's young butcher competitions.

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