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.

Flavours of Morocco make divine difference

Flavours of Morocco make divine difference

Light, luscious and fragrant, this is a sophisticated and exotic variation of the more familiar carrot cake.

Roast tomato sauce

Roast tomato sauce

It's time to top up the bottling as tomatoes are in their prime for making sauces and relishes. This dependable sauce pulls me through any day of the week!

Ask a chef: Vogel St Kitchen's raw cranberry slice

Ask a chef: Vogel St Kitchen's raw cranberry slice

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

Keeping it in the family

Keeping it in the family

Late last year I joined friends for a week in France's southern Rhone. Visiting wineries there, a recurring theme was succession; of passing the baton to the next generation.

Easter buns put to test

Easter buns put to test

Easter is nearly upon us and those who have not already gorged themselves on hot cross buns will be looking forward to the treat this weekend. Rebecca Fox took a look at the offerings around Dunedin.

Looks good,tastes better

Looks good,tastes better

If you've never tried quinoa before, this is a great way to start. It's important to thoroughly rinse the quinoa in a fine sieve otherwise it can taste soapy. This recipe can be adapted to use whatever vegetables are in season and is a variation on one from the Seasons' Eatings calendar and recipe booklet (see www.nibl.co.nz for more information).

Video: How to make dango with anko and kinako

Video: How to make dango with anko and kinako

Yoko Yamada shows how to make dango with anko and kinako.

Roasted pumpkin with miso, rosemary and butter

Roasted pumpkin with miso, rosemary and butter

At the moment sweet orange bushfire pumpkins are available, one's that I love as you can eat the skin. However, any pumpkin or creamy squash will be delicious in this.

Wine reviews: Aromatic wines

Wine reviews: Aromatic wines

These aromatic wines ooze generous fruit, but some have such high alcohol they leave you with a burn in the mouth. However, the best, as always, are well balanced.

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