Wine and Food Guide

Winegrowers optimistic after tough season

Central Otago Winegrowers president James Dicey is confident this season’s harvest will be a good one. Photo: Lynda van Kempen

Central Otago viticulturalists had to ‘‘sweat blood'' to get the quality and yields from their vineyards this season, Rebecca Fox learns.

Starting healthy habits

Starting healthy habits

Rewarding yourself or your children with a treat is so ingrained we think nothing of it but Dunedin nutritionist Wal Herring believes it is time to change. She tells Rebecca Fox about her book on creating healthy eaters.

Flower power in the figgery

Flower power in the figgery

Given our love of Mediterranean cuisines it's surprising we haven't embraced fresh figs as readily as we've taken wine, olives and olive oil into our kitchens. Charmian Smith talks to Murray Douglas, who grows and processes fresh figs in Hawkes Bay. 

Ask a Chef: Port Royale vegetable tart

Ask a Chef: Port Royale vegetable tart

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

Gimblett Gravels dozen rich, poised and elegant

Gimblett Gravels dozen rich, poised and elegant

There's much to appreciate about Gimlet Gravels, says wine reviewer Mark Henderson. 

Tomatoes more than just decoration

Tomatoes more than just decoration

Eating what grows seasonally means we get fresher, more nutritious foods and if we can't grow it, we can buy it direct from the farmer, meaning the farmer benefits too, Deanna Copland writes.

Home-made tomato spaghetti

Home-made tomato spaghetti

Now's the time to make the most of your home-grown tomatoes before they're out of season, Alison Lambert says.

Sharing round the kitchen table

Sharing round the kitchen table

Alison Lambert has some memorable recipes to share at Easter.

Gimblett Gravels produce selection of its best

Gimblett Gravels produce selection of its best

The Gimblett Gravels sub-region in Hawkes Bay dates back a mere 35 years.

Broccoli bread

Broccoli bread

I have been making this vegetable-based bread for some time now and I love the fact that it is totally gluten-free and it is jam-packed full of nutrients, especially when using organic broccoli.

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