Wine and Food Guide

Rhubarb sponge pudding

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Puddings like these tick all the right boxes on a cold night. Rhubarb adds such a tangy twist to the comfort of the warm sponge, Alison Lambert writes.

Can’t stand the heat? Think raw

Can’t stand the heat? Think raw

If it's still warm, why not think about something cool, chef Bevan Smith says. 

Tasty rieslings please the palate

Tasty rieslings please the palate

Wine reviewer Mark Henderson enjoys some rieslings.

Ask a chef: The Coffee Post's banana and pecan loaf

Ask a chef: The Coffee Post's banana and pecan loaf

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

Nigerian chef at conference

Nigerian chef at conference

Nigerian chef Michael Elegbede will speak at this year's International Food Design Conference and Studio in Dunedin.

NY court pauses salt warning rule

NY court pauses salt warning rule

An appeals court in the United States has temporarily stopped New York City from enforcing a new rule requiring chain restaurants to post warnings on menu items high in sodium, according to a lawyer for a restaurant group challenging the regulation.

Snacks in packs

Snacks in packs

Now that holidays are over and we're back in the swing of regular weekday routines, it's worth thinking about how to incorporate as much of that late summer/early autumn Otago goodness as possible into portable meals and snacks, writes Nicola Brown.

Seasonal surprises

Seasonal surprises

After retiring from the ODT early last year, Charmian Smith took a gap year to explore the North Island, discovering the history and scenery, and the local produce.

Espresso Garden Cafe at Mitre 10 Mega gluten-free cheese scone

Espresso Garden Cafe at Mitre 10 Mega gluten-free cheese scone

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

Roast zucchinis with tomatoes and cheese

Roast zucchinis with tomatoes and cheese

The combination of zucchini, tomato and cheese just works, Alison Lambert says.

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