Wine and Food Guide

A taste of Nigeria (+ video)

Michael Elegbede demonstrates his kitchen skills at Otago Polytechnic. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH

Food is more than just something to eat when you are hungry, says Nigerian chef Michael Ade Elegbede. The keynote speaker at the upcoming International Food Design Conference and Studio tells Rebecca Fox about his journey from Nigeria to one of the world's top restaurants and back. 

Cooking 101: Noodle salad

Cooking 101: Noodle salad

Daniel Pfyl, senior lecturer at Otago Polytechnic's Food Design Institute, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier. This month he makes a noodle salad using the latest kitchen gadget - the spiraliser or noodle maker.

Food for thought: What's natural?

Food for thought: What's natural?

Charmian Smith investigates what is in the food we routinely pull from the supermarket shelf or buy ready made to eat.  

Ask a Chef: Slow-cooked carrot cake with pure cream

Ask a Chef: Slow-cooked carrot cake with pure cream

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

Parsnip, leek and thyme soup

Parsnip, leek and thyme soup

Soups play a big part in my diet throughout the colder months as it's a great way to warm the soul and nourish the body, Alison Lambert writes.

Coconut versatile and beneficial

Coconut versatile and beneficial

Deanna Copland is a convert to coconut.

Much to enjoy in riesling selection

Much to enjoy in riesling selection

Wine reviewer Mark Henderson samples some riesling.

Making the most from seasons' best

Making the most from seasons' best

Born and raised in the Italian city of Milan, Luca Ciano inherited his love of food and cooking from his mother and grandmother.

Ask a Chef: Caramel panna cotta

Ask a Chef: Caramel panna cotta

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

A little air changes chardonnay for the better

A little air changes chardonnay for the better

Wine reviewer Mark Henderson enjoys some chardonnays.

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