Wine and Food Guide

Pear flan with hazelnuts and dates

Photo by Simon Lambert.

This dessert is certainly worth becoming familiar with as it never disappoints and with the winter combination of juicy pears, crunchy hazelnuts and sweet dates it ticks all the boxes for a winning dessert!

WINE REVIEWS: Sauvignon Blanc

WINE REVIEWS: Sauvignon Blanc

As the new vintage wines are being made, last year's sauvignons tend to be drinking at their peak. Here are some I tasted recently. It's certainly not true that all sauvignon needs to be quaffed within 12 months.

Video: How to make caramel chicken

Video: How to make caramel chicken

Phuong Le, from Vietnam, shows how to make ga ngao duong, or caramel chicken, Vietnamese style.

Waste not, want not

Deborah Manning saw plenty of food going to waste from businesses, and people going hungry; she saw dumpster divers fishing good food out of skips behind supermarkets, which supermarkets didn't like, and food discarded from businesses going to landfill, with detrimental environmental effects.

Ask a chef: Two Chefs Bistro's lemon delicious pudding with orange blossom, clotted cream and strawberries

Ask a chef: Two Chefs Bistro's lemon delicious pudding with orange blossom, clotted cream and strawberries

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

Cookbook

Cookbook

Chef, cartoonist and food harvester Daryl Crimp has updated his Wildfood Cookbook, first published and a bestseller in 2000.

Pasta with cauliflower and hazelnuts

Pasta with cauliflower and hazelnuts

I often do cauliflower like this through salads but this unpretentious vegetable turns this pasta dish into a delicious surprise.

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

We shouldn't judge a pinot noir by its colour. Often we associate darker red wines with more flavour but that's not always the case with pinot. A lighter coloured pinot noir can still have concentration and length.

Watching our waste lines

Watching our waste lines

The food the world wastes is enough to feed all the world's hungry several times over.

Wine exports rebound to record levels

Wine exports rebound to record levels

New Zealand wine exports have rebounded to record levels as the wine growing industry continues its turnaround in fortunes.

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