Wine and Food Guide

Cooking 101: Spanish-style paella

Step 7).

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 a Spanish-style paella.

Recipe: Wet polenta, vine tomatoes and basil

Recipe: Wet polenta, vine tomatoes and basil

This dish works well throughout the year. Simply change the sweet tomatoes for mushrooms, wilted greens or even alongside a hearty stew.

WINE REVIEWS: Riesling

WINE REVIEWS: Riesling

Riesling comes in many variations, from simple sweeter or dryer styles to wild ferment in old oak, from ethereal low-alcohol styles to fascinatingly complex wines with a little bottle age. Check out the wine reviews on www.odt.co.nz for more wines from this tasting.

Gypsy skewers with coleslaw

Gypsy skewers with coleslaw

This dish goes back to when Chef Pfyl was an apprentice in hotels in St Moritz and Pontresina in Switzerland, where German industrialist and photographer Gunter Sachs used to eat regularly. Gypsy skewers was one of his favourite dishes. The kebabs can be cooked on a barbecue or under a grill or in a frying pan on the stove top. Chef Pfyl likes to serve it with coleslaw.

Ask a chef: Nichol's satay chicken salad

Ask a chef: Nichol's satay chicken salad

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

Radishes with whipped butter and sea salt

Radishes with whipped butter and sea salt

This is a classic partnership but one many steer clear of. When radishes are fresh, crisp and fiery in flavour, the creamy accompaniment of butter and salt all makes sense.

Ken made meat ambassador

Ken made meat ambassador

Dunedin chef Ken O'Connell, owner of Bracken Restaurant in Filleul St, has been named a Beef and Lamb Ambassador for 2015.

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

There's such variety in pinot noir depending on where it comes from and how ripe the grapes are, how it is made and whether it is aged or not - the 6-year old wine in this tasting is drinking very well, but may not be to the taste of those who like big fruity numbers.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

Jessica Nadel's Greens 24/7: Quick easy and delicious recipes for eating leafy greens at every meal (Murdoch) offers lots of ideas and encouragement to help keep those healthy eating New Year resolutions.

Happier and healthier you

Happier and healthier you

New Year resolutions to live a healthier, happier life can easily fade but Claire Turnbull has some good advice to help you stay on track. Charmian Smith reports.

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