Wine and Food Guide

Grilled or barbecue haloumi cheese with roasted courgette, peppers and cherry tomatoes

Grilling the haloumi.
Daniel Pfyl, hospitality management lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier. This month, he shows us how to grill haloumi cheese, make a chimichurri sauce and roast some vegetables.

Author searches Asia and Europe for origin of noodle

Author searches Asia and Europe for origin of noodle

Pasta, noodles, dumplings, wontons, ravioli, whatever you call them, dough strips filled or plain, boiled, steamed or fried and often served with a sauce, are eaten from China and Japan to Turkey and Italy.

Salsa verde and Mango salsa

Salsa verde and Mango salsa

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 some easy salsas.

Summer seafood

Summer seafood

Chances are, many of us will take the opportunity this summer to cast a lure, drop a line or set a net in the hopes of snaring a glistening, shimmering prize fish or two.

Cook books

Cook books

New Holland's little ''500'' series of cookbooks are good value at about $25.

Ask a chef: Sticky date pudding with toffee sauce and praline parfait from Fleur's Place

Ask a chef: Sticky date pudding with toffee sauce and praline parfait from Fleur's Place

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

Zucchini latkes

Zucchini latkes

Latkes are a lot like fritters. This recipe is great as a little goes a long way.

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Gris

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Gris

Pinot gris comes in several styles, from lush, oily wines with firm structure to new, lighter, lower-alcohol, crisp versions ideal for summer lunches. An extra year's bottle age has benefited some of these wines.

Video: How to make Stir-fried rice cakes with egg and tomato

Video: How to make Stir-fried rice cakes with egg and tomato

Amy Jiang shows us how to make Stir-fried rice cakes with egg and tomato.

Changing 30 years of habits to go organic a challenge

Changing 30 years of habits to go organic a challenge

Throughout Otago, people with a love of food and fresh produce are turning out amazing products. For some it is just a hobby; for others it has turned into their livelihood. Helena de Reus reports.

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