Wine and Food Guide

From the heart

Raspberry chocolate upside-down cake.

When you want to impress your loved one just that little bit more, Valentine's Day is a great time to get out of your comfort zone in the kitchen and get cooking, Alison Lambert writes.

Italians put palate in perspective

Italians put palate in perspective

On a recent trip overseas, my tasting and drinking was dominated by European wines and in particular, Italian, writes wine expert Mark Henderson.

Nigella heading to Invercargill

Nigella heading to Invercargill

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson is heading to Invercargill early next year for a gala dinner, beating the likes of Christchurch and Dunedin for the hosting rights.

Simple and delicious Christmas fare

Simple and delicious Christmas fare

The idea of making your own mincemeat can seem a little daunting, but the following is the easiest preserve in the world, Joan Bishop writes.

In season: Freekeh and herb falafels

In season: Freekeh and herb falafels

Freekeh is green wheat, which is dried. Alison Lambert loves the earthy, nutty flavour and texture it gives these falafels, especially when loaded with fresh herbs, which are growing like crazy at the moment.

Ask a chef: University Union Food Services bounty bites

Ask a chef: University Union Food Services bounty bites

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

Savouring birth-year wines

Savouring birth-year wines

There is something magical about opening a birth-year wine, Mark Henderson writes.

Cooked at the cafe

Cooked at the cafe

Finding a good cafe to stop at on a road trip can be a dilemma. Freelance writer Anna King Shahab has tried to remedy this with the New Zealand Cafe Cookbook which features 50 cafes around New Zealand, from Kerikeri to Dunedin.

Remarkably tasty

Remarkably tasty

Primary school cookbook Crunch Munch Scrumdiddlyunch has recipes to inspire the serious foodie in all of us, Jason Moss writes.

A tasting from our northern neighbours

A tasting from our northern neighbours

Wine writer Mark Henderson heads north for his latest taste tests of pinot noir.

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