Wine and Food Guide

From the heart

Raspberry chocolate upside-down cake.

When you want to impress your loved one just that little bit more, Valentine's Day is a great time to get out of your comfort zone in the kitchen and get cooking, Alison Lambert writes.

Rewarding recipes need not come with risk

Rewarding recipes need not come with risk

Trying out some new recipes can help if people feel they are stuck in a rut, but people are often turned off by the risk they could go wrong or cost a fortune, Annabel Langbein says.

Take time to enjoy garden’s simple pleasures

Take time to enjoy garden’s simple pleasures

Annabel Langbein spends 70% of her time in New Zealand - she travels four or five months of the year - and in Wanaka enjoys time in her vegetable garden.

Opening door to world of Mexican flavours

Opening door to world of Mexican flavours

Food trends can be intimidating for some people so making those trends more accessible and easy is an idea Annabel Langbein favours.

Catering for guests need not come at a cost

Catering for guests need not come at a cost

Summer entertaining can get quite expensive, so Annabel Langbein has thought about ways to feed those expected and unexpected guests without it costing a fortune.

Toasted cracked wheat and courgette salad

Toasted cracked wheat and courgette salad

This salad is full of texture and has a flavour punch. It is perfect to accompany your barbecue this summer.

Prosecco the next big thing

Prosecco the next big thing

Wine reviewer Mark Henderson finds there's much to praise about prosecco.

Ask a chef: Dispensary roast vegetable salad

Ask a chef: Dispensary roast vegetable salad

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

A few seconds thoughts

A few seconds thoughts

For most of us, Christmas and its festivities revolve around consuming tasty food and drinks with colleagues, friends and family. Between work Christmas parties, Christmas lunch or dinner, edible presents and New Year's Eve, it can be an effort not to gain weight.

A taste of the tropics

A taste of the tropics

Madam Woo has brought the flavours of the orient closer to home. Now try them in your own kitchen. 

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