Wine and Food Guide

Kitchen a place to banish winter

I love a good frost as much as the next person, and, holy moly, we have had a few humdingers lately.

Smoked salmon kedgeree

Smoked salmon kedgeree

Smoked salmon kedgeree is luxurious, elegant and just a little extravagant. I regard this as the ultimate comfort food.

Doing it for themselves

Doing it for themselves

Sisters Karena and Kasey Bird were audience favourites when they won the reality television cooking show MasterChef 2014 title. But as Rebecca Fox discovers, they have not rested on their laurels during the past 18 months.

Cabbage with carraway

Cabbage with carraway

Cabbage is crisp, affordable and in season at the moment. I love that within minutes I can be sitting down to a fulfilling bowl of goodness.

Ask a chef: Otago Museum creamy mushroom soup

Ask a chef: Otago Museum creamy mushroom soup

Well it's that time of year and there is nothing nicer than a bowl of thick hot soup. Our mushroom soup really follows the K. I. S. S principal and is not an exact science but relies on taste and personal preference.

Why am I offered a taste of wine?

Why am I offered a taste of wine?

You are sitting in a moodily-lit restaurant perusing the wine list, wanting to impress your dinner date: wine waiter standing over you.

From garden to table

From garden to table

Food and books have always been part of Stephanie Alexander's life. Charmian Smith talks to the acclaimed Australian restaurateur, author and educator who will speak at the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival next month.

Cauliflower pizza

Cauliflower pizza

Cauliflower pizzaServes 2-4 (makes 1 large or 2 small)

Ask a chef: Good Oil's caramel slice

Ask a chef: Good Oil's caramel slice

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

Villa Maria a favourite worldwide

Villa Maria a favourite worldwide

Highly respected publication Drinks International, which focuses exclusively on the global wine, beer and spirits market, has released its annual ''Most Admired Wine Brands'' poll.

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