Wine and Food Guide

First Dunedin restaurant to win 'hat'

Another of Bracken's signature dishes.
One of Dunedin's newest restaurants has won a coveted chef's ''hat'' in New Zealand's premier restaurant awards - the first to be awarded in the city.

Roast tomato sauce

Roast tomato sauce

It's time to top up the bottling as tomatoes are in their prime for making sauces and relishes. This dependable sauce pulls me through any day of the week!

Ask a chef: Vogel St Kitchen's raw cranberry slice

Ask a chef: Vogel St Kitchen's raw cranberry slice

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

Keeping it in the family

Keeping it in the family

Late last year I joined friends for a week in France's southern Rhone. Visiting wineries there, a recurring theme was succession; of passing the baton to the next generation.

Easter buns put to test

Easter buns put to test

Easter is nearly upon us and those who have not already gorged themselves on hot cross buns will be looking forward to the treat this weekend. Rebecca Fox took a look at the offerings around Dunedin.

Looks good,tastes better

Looks good,tastes better

If you've never tried quinoa before, this is a great way to start. It's important to thoroughly rinse the quinoa in a fine sieve otherwise it can taste soapy. This recipe can be adapted to use whatever vegetables are in season and is a variation on one from the Seasons' Eatings calendar and recipe booklet (see www.nibl.co.nz for more information).

Central Otago pinots get own Riedel glass

Central Otago pinots get own Riedel glass

A newly shaped wineglass designed by a 300-year-old Austrian glass company especially to elevate the experience and enjoyment of Central Otago pinot noir has been released.

Video: How to make dango with anko and kinako

Video: How to make dango with anko and kinako

Yoko Yamada shows how to make dango with anko and kinako.

Food, theatre set to music

Music, art and food combined at an Otago Polytechnic food performance at the recent Auckland Arts Festival. Polytechnic Associate Professor Richard Mitchell explains the experience.

Ask a chef: Morning Magpie's pear and ginger cake

Ask a chef: Morning Magpie's pear and ginger cake

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

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