A self-taught cook shares some of her recipes

A self-taught cook shares some of her recipes

Annabel Langbein has made it her mission to empower and inspire people to eat more fresh seasonal produce and fewer barcodes.

Sparkling wine fitting tribute

Sparkling wine fitting tribute

An auspicious occasion for the pre-release launch of a special new sparkling wine was Dawn Ibbotson's 100th birthday, celebrated in Dunedin on December 12.

Chocolate cherry brownie

Chocolate cherry brownie

This densely decadent brownie with the added delight of fresh drunken cherries (best soaked overnight) will be a memorable addition to the festive season.

James Stapley's roasted Sicilian spiced carrot salad with verjus currants

James Stapley's roasted Sicilian spiced carrot salad with verjus currants

These carrots are so easy - great as a warm side accompanying a simple steak or chicken breast.

A taste of the Waipara

A taste of the Waipara

Pegasus Bay Winery in Waipara has an enviable record of making fine wines and winning awards for its restaurant, including six from Cuisine.

WINE REVIEWS: Chardonnay

WINE REVIEWS: Chardonnay

It's hard to beat a good chardonnay, one with fruit, oak and nutty characters in harmony anda crisp, long, satisfying finish.

Bread wars put bakers 'under siege'

Bread wars put bakers 'under siege'

One-dollar loaves of bread are flying off the shelves in the millions - but a bakers' union says Kiwis' love of a cheap deal could put jobs at risk.

Vegan fare for tasty Christmas

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.

Summer minestrone soup

Summer minestrone soup

This refreshing soup works wonderfully hot or chilled and the addition of pungent smashed basil takes the soup to another level.

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