Wine and Food Guide

Vegan fare for tasty Christmas

It might be a bit daunting to have to come up with interesting vegan Christmas fare but with several vegans in my own extended family, I've had plenty of years to practise.

NZ apples slammed as flavourless

NZ apples slammed as flavourless

Kiwi apples have been slated by an acclaimed British-based chef as flavourless and full of sugar.

Fromage blanc, rhubarb compote and granola

Fromage blanc, rhubarb compote and granola

Daniel Pfyl, hospitality management lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier. This month Chef Pfyl shows us how to make fromage blanc, rhubarb compote and granola, which can be used separately or made into a fresh, healthy dessert.

A tasty pie, be it ever so humble

A tasty pie, be it ever so humble

This pastry is perfect as a dairy-free option. I have added bacon to give a bit more flavour but it's totally up to you.

Ask a chef: The Roost Cafe's spanakopita

Ask a chef: The Roost Cafe's spanakopita

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

Wine reviews: Rosé

Wine reviews: Rosé

With warmer weather and longer evenings rosé comes into its own. It's lovely with light fresh food and the drier ones can be surprisingly versatile.

Best snarler found

Best snarler found

The best snarler to throw on the barbie this summer is a gourmet beef and blue cheese variety, made by the Allenton Meat Centre.

A walk on the wild side

A walk on the wild side

When Tony Smith was growing up in Alexandra he grew to love rivers.

Auckland restaurant makes global top 5 fine dining list

Auckland restaurant makes global top 5 fine dining list

A New Zealand restaurant has been voted in the top five best fine-dining establishments in the world.

Video: How to make Dutch apple cake

Video: How to make Dutch apple cake

Hannah van Turnhout shows how to make her Dutch grandmother's appletart (apple cake).

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