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.

Ask a chef: Port Royale chocolate fudge

Ask a chef: Port Royale chocolate fudge

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

So, this is Christmas

So, this is Christmas

It seems the spirit of Christmas is needed this year more than ever, and what better than spending some time with friends and loved ones, chef Bevan Smith writes.

Walnut torte topped with fresh summer berries

Walnut torte topped with fresh summer berries

You can't go past a good walnut torte with fresh berries for Christmas, says Dunedin cooking personality Judith Cullen.

Christmas treats that don’t break the bank

Christmas treats that don’t break the bank

Choosing a fine wine doesn't always have to cost the earth, Mark Henderson writes. 

In season: summer berries

In season: summer berries

Berries are in season and every week they seem to be getting sweeter and juicier. This simple recipe is a life saver on the hotter days, Alison Lambert writes.

Christmas salmon

Christmas salmon

Pier 24 chef Greg Piner suggests salmon as an alternative to the traditional turkey for Christmas Day.

Decidedly delicious

Decidedly delicious

This time of year brings some potential challenges when it comes to eating well, Nicola Brown writes.

Pinot noir celebration returns

Pinot noir celebration returns

The Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration returns in January, and has been extended to run over two-and-a-half days.

Cookbooks for Christmas

Cookbooks for Christmas

Lifestyle editor REBECCA FOX looks back on 2015 and provides a quick guide to the latest cookbook releases. 

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