Wine and Food Guide

First Dunedin restaurant to win 'hat'

Another of Bracken's signature dishes.
One of Dunedin's newest restaurants has won a coveted chef's ''hat'' in New Zealand's premier restaurant awards - the first to be awarded in the city.

Doing it for themselves

Doing it for themselves

Sisters Karena and Kasey Bird were audience favourites when they won the reality television cooking show MasterChef 2014 title. But as Rebecca Fox discovers, they have not rested on their laurels during the past 18 months.

Cabbage with carraway

Cabbage with carraway

Cabbage is crisp, affordable and in season at the moment. I love that within minutes I can be sitting down to a fulfilling bowl of goodness.

From garden to table

From garden to table

Food and books have always been part of Stephanie Alexander's life. Charmian Smith talks to the acclaimed Australian restaurateur, author and educator who will speak at the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival next month.

Villa Maria a favourite worldwide

Villa Maria a favourite worldwide

Highly respected publication Drinks International, which focuses exclusively on the global wine, beer and spirits market, has released its annual ''Most Admired Wine Brands'' poll.

Treats for Anzac Day a winning combination

Treats for Anzac Day a winning combination

This is the start of showing you how to cook using fresh local products and spreading them out to feed the family or a large household.

Cauliflower pizza

Cauliflower pizza

Cauliflower pizzaServes 2-4 (makes 1 large or 2 small)

Ask a chef: Good Oil's caramel slice

Ask a chef: Good Oil's caramel slice

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

Banana prices hit 30-year high

Banana prices hit 30-year high

Bananas are the most expensive they have been in more than 30 years.

Rhubarb jam

Rhubarb jam

Rhubarb is abundant now, and if you are like me, you love its unique flavour but can never quite keep up with it. This jam recipe is great as the endless uses will impress you.

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