Wine and Food Guide

Staff in thick of it in company kitchen

Lydia Findlay makes hot spiced apple cider for ''Friday beers'' at Fisher & Paykel's staff kitchen.

It is a staff kitchen like no other - gleaming stainless steel, polished subway tiles and an island bench the size of a small runway.

Rebecca Fox discovers there is more than just noodles and baked beans being cooked in Fisher & Paykel's Dunedin staff kitchen.

Ask a chef: The Coffee Post Green Island chocolate brownie

Ask a chef: The Coffee Post Green Island chocolate brownie

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

Smooth, creamy and scrumptious

Smooth, creamy and scrumptious

These recipes were created by the wonderful Jessica Murnane of www.jessicamurnane.com

I've made some small adjustments and these dishes have been hugely popular whenever I've served them, so I'm excited to share them with you.

The stuffed mushrooms make an amazing dinner party entree and the puree is also delicious when served over vegetable noodles or cooked quinoa.

Ask a chef: Spelt's orange and almond cakes

Ask a chef: Spelt's orange and almond cakes

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

Otago features in cookbook awards

Otago features in cookbook awards

Recipe books with Otago connections scooped the awards at the annual Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

Softer acidities make for easier drinking

Softer acidities make for easier drinking

Joining me on the tasting panel today was Dunedin wine enthusiast Ricky Collins.

Chicken and leek pot pie

Chicken and leek pot pie

Daniel Pfyl, hospitality management lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier. This month he shows us how to make chicken and leek pot pie with rice pilaf.

Baked eggs with spinach

Baked eggs with spinach

Brunch time indeed! Baked eggs served with soldiers (toast) is a delightful way to start the day!

Winemakers pleased with quality of 2015 harvest

A good summer provided excellent conditions for ripening grapes, but a cool spring reduced the size of the crop by more than 20%, New Zealand Winegrowers chief executive Philip Gregan said.

Making light work of winter

Making light work of winter

Each winter it is easy to fall back onto old favourites in the kitchen, especially a little comfort food.

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