Wine and Food Guide

Enjoy the fruits of your labours

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As this long hot summer rolls on, so too does the amazing fruit on offer. Roadside stalls groan with ripe peaches, apricots and nectarines.

Vegan fare for tasty Christmas

Vegan fare for tasty Christmas

It might be a bit daunting to have to come up with interesting vegan Christmas fare but with several vegans in my own extended family, I've had plenty of years to practise.

Simple suggestions for a better barbie

Simple suggestions for a better barbie

Josh Emett's latest book, Josh's backyard BBQ (Random House) offers inspiration to those who want to serve more than burnt steak and sausages at their barbecues.

WINE REVIEWS: Rose

WINE REVIEWS: Rose

Rose is a versatile summer wine, good with most foods - from turkey and ham to salads and fish. This batch of roses were deliciously refreshing.

Video: How to make Bibimbap

Video: How to make Bibimbap

Myung Ran Lee (Kelly) from Korea shows how to make bibimbap (mixed rice).

Christmas fare

Christmas fare

Turkey and ham are traditional fare at Christmas. If you don't have a favourite family recipe, try these, courtesy of Croziers, who raise free-range turkeys near Ashburton, and Bevan Smith, of Riverstone Kitchen.

Ask a chef: Croque-O-Dile Cafe's orange almond cake

Ask a chef: Croque-O-Dile Cafe's orange almond cake

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

Summer minestrone soup

Summer minestrone soup

This refreshing soup works wonderfully hot or chilled and the addition of pungent smashed basil takes the soup to another level.

Ask a chef: Otago University's Staff Club Perky Nana slice

Ask a chef: Otago University's Staff Club Perky Nana slice

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

Buyer's Guide New Zealand Wines 2015: 'Growing sense of optimism'

Buyer's Guide New Zealand Wines 2015: 'Growing sense of optimism'

Essential for wine lovers, Michael Cooper's annual Buyer's Guide New Zealand Wines 2015 (Upstart Press), now in its 23rd edition, is more upbeat than in recent years.

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