Wine and Food Guide

Winegrowers optimistic after tough season

Central Otago Winegrowers president James Dicey is confident this season’s harvest will be a good one. Photo: Lynda van Kempen

Central Otago viticulturalists had to ‘‘sweat blood'' to get the quality and yields from their vineyards this season, Rebecca Fox learns.

Whole roast buttercup squash

Whole roast buttercup squash

When an ingredient is so beautiful, you want to leave it like that, Alison Lambert writes.

LA chef takes stand on seafood

LA chef takes stand on seafood

Fresh seafood is the beating heart of Los Angeles chef Michael Cimarusti's culinary universe, Corie Brown discovers.

Indian food without the fuss

Indian food without the fuss

The secret to good Indian food is keeping it fresh and simple, food writer and cook Rinku Bhattacharya says.

Camping life a breath of fresh air

Camping life a breath of fresh air

Camping always draws mixed opinions. It can be the greatest holiday or the worst, Deanna Copland writes.

Cookbooks to help you savour life

Cookbooks to help you savour life

Rebecca Fox checks out cookbooks The Happy Life by Lola Berry, and The Good Life by Sally Obermeder and Maha Koraiem.

Rhubarb sponge pudding

Rhubarb sponge pudding

Puddings like these tick all the right boxes on a cold night. Rhubarb adds such a tangy twist to the comfort of the warm sponge, Alison Lambert writes.

Delicious pinots

Delicious pinots

Mark Henderson and fellow tasters sample some pinot noir.

Spicy treat without deep frying

Spicy treat without deep frying

Joan Bishop's a great fan of falafels: spicy fragrant, little chickpea patties which are a favourite snack all around the Middle East.

Food for thought: Processed food star ratings

Food for thought: Processed food star ratings

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

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