Wine and Food Guide

Food for thought

Fresh spring rolls with seared tuna.
They say in the ancient seaside town of Hoi Ann, that once you have visited, you always return. At the time we smiled at the thought.

Quirky, collisions of flavour

Quirky, collisions of flavour

Bleberries and corn salsa? Blueberry pizza with honeyed goat cheese and prosciutto? These odd pairings may seem out of the ordinary, but are sure to leave your tastebuds tingling with their quirky, but delicious, flavour collisions.

Ask a Chef: Blueskin Nurseries Cafe's chocolate, caramel and hazelnut slice

Ask a Chef: Blueskin Nurseries Cafe's chocolate, caramel and hazelnut slice

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

Otago coffee drinkers selective - survey

A typical Otago coffee drinker is desperate for their morning fix, is dedicated to getting the best cup possible and worries about how much caffeine they drink.

Ask a Chef: Flax Cafe's gluten-free chocolate brownie

Ask a Chef: Flax Cafe's gluten-free chocolate brownie

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

WINE REVIEW: Pinot Gris

WINE REVIEW: Pinot Gris

Pinot gris often has lush fruit and a little sweetness which makes it good with some chicken dishes and Asian cuisines, or just to enjoy by itself. They are, however, high in alcohol, and not lunchtime wines unless you plan a nap afterwards.

Otago-crafted whisky a 'superstar'

Otago-crafted whisky a 'superstar'

An Otago whisky has been described as ''one of the most delicate and sophisticated and complex 25-year-olds imaginable'' by 2015 Whisky Bible author Jim Murray.

Video: How to make shawirma (spicy beef)

Video: How to make shawirma (spicy beef)

Suad Mohammed shows how to make shawirma.

Chard Farm celebrates 25 years of fine wines

Chard Farm celebrates 25 years of fine wines

In 1986 Rob Hay was the first trained winemaker to come to Central Otago, and for several years made wine for the region's tiny fledgling vineyards.

Toasted corn salad

Toasted corn salad

Who doesn't like fresh corn? This crunchy, sweet and fragrant salad never disappoints and goes with pretty much anything.

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