Wine and Food Guide

Long, slow, tasty

Vegetable stew with polenta dumplings.
Stews, casseroles and braising all come into their own in winter. Cheaper cuts of meats covered with a deep flavoursome sauce, simmering for hours until meltingly tender, always comfort you at mealtimes.

Ask a Chef: Ironic Cafe's rhubarb cake

Ask a Chef: Ironic Cafe's rhubarb cake

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

Sweet success in ice cream awards

Sweet success in ice cream awards

Two Otago companies brought home the silverware from the New Zealand Ice Cream Awards.

Take stock of your soup

Take stock of your soup

Alison Lambert has some nourishing soups for those cold winter days.

Putting autumn on the plate

Putting autumn on the plate

Hotel St Moritz Queenstown is well known among locals as the place to enjoy excellent cocktails and superb food, all the while enjoying beautiful views of Queenstown Bay, Jason Moss writes.

Tastings from a road less travelled

Tastings from a road less travelled

Wine reviewer Mark Henderson tries some different wines.

Ask a Chef: Wooden Table's muesli slice

Ask a Chef: Wooden Table's muesli slice

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

In season: Quince tart

In season: Quince tart

Quinces are rapidly coming to an end. As a celebration in honour of these majestic fruit, a classic dessert is needed, Alison Lambert writes.

Much to enjoy in riesling selection

Much to enjoy in riesling selection

Wine reviewer Mark Henderson samples some riesling.

Coconut versatile and beneficial

Coconut versatile and beneficial

Deanna Copland is a convert to coconut.

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