Wine and Food Guide

Enjoyable living off the land

Peter Langlands has been foraging since he was a boy. ''It's a lifelong passion.''
A lifelong passion for foraging is developing into a Christchurch man's new profession. Peter Langlands tells Rebecca Fox about his search for wild foods.

Delicious pinots

Delicious pinots

Mark Henderson and fellow tasters sample some pinot noir.

Camping life a breath of fresh air

Camping life a breath of fresh air

Camping always draws mixed opinions. It can be the greatest holiday or the worst, Deanna Copland writes.

Cookbooks to help you savour life

Cookbooks to help you savour life

Rebecca Fox checks out cookbooks The Happy Life by Lola Berry, and The Good Life by Sally Obermeder and Maha Koraiem.

Rhubarb sponge pudding

Rhubarb sponge pudding

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.

Food for thought: Processed food star ratings

Food for thought: Processed food star ratings

Charmian Smith investigates what is in the food we routinely pull from the supermarket shelf or buy ready made to eat. 

Ask a Chef: Vogel St Kitchen corn, bacon & polenta soup

Ask a Chef: Vogel St Kitchen corn, bacon & polenta soup

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

Spicy treat without deep frying

Spicy treat without deep frying

Joan Bishop's a great fan of falafels: spicy fragrant, little chickpea patties which are a favourite snack all around the Middle East.

Quince sago

Quince sago

The combination of this elegant, fragrant fruit stewed with sago makes this simple pudding perfect for these darker colder nights, says Alison Lambert.

A wine by any other name

A wine by any other name

Across the world, individual grape varieties, confusingly, go by a number of synonyms, Mark Henderson writes.

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