Wine and Food Guide

Food for thought

Fresh spring rolls with seared tuna.
They say in the ancient seaside town of Hoi Ann, that once you have visited, you always return. At the time we smiled at the thought.

Radishes with whipped butter and sea salt

Radishes with whipped butter and sea salt

This is a classic partnership but one many steer clear of. When radishes are fresh, crisp and fiery in flavour, the creamy accompaniment of butter and salt all makes sense.

Gypsy skewers with coleslaw

Gypsy skewers with coleslaw

This dish goes back to when Chef Pfyl was an apprentice in hotels in St Moritz and Pontresina in Switzerland, where German industrialist and photographer Gunter Sachs used to eat regularly. Gypsy skewers was one of his favourite dishes. The kebabs can be cooked on a barbecue or under a grill or in a frying pan on the stove top. Chef Pfyl likes to serve it with coleslaw.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

Jessica Nadel's Greens 24/7: Quick easy and delicious recipes for eating leafy greens at every meal (Murdoch) offers lots of ideas and encouragement to help keep those healthy eating New Year resolutions.

Happier and healthier you

Happier and healthier you

New Year resolutions to live a healthier, happier life can easily fade but Claire Turnbull has some good advice to help you stay on track. Charmian Smith reports.

Mad about mjadra

Mad about mjadra

Flavours of home is a series of recipes from around the world cooked by people at home in Otago. This week, Sue Bidrose, of Dunedin, shows us how to make mjadra at addis (lentils, rice and caramelised onions).

Grilled peaches, raspberries and ricotta

Grilled peaches, raspberries and ricotta

A simple marriage of summer flavours with cooling ricotta and tangy citrus makes this simple dessert one of my summer favourites.

WINE REVIEWS: Sauvignon Blanc

WINE REVIEWS: Sauvignon Blanc

A chilled sauvignon blanc is refreshing to sip over lunch or on a long summer evening. It's also good with salads and many other fresh summer dishes.

Lazy days of summer

Lazy days of summer

No-one can deny that this summer has been sensational! Long, hot days and warm evenings have provided the perfect atmosphere for fun and food.

Recipe: Time to fritter way

Recipe: Time to fritter way

Annabel Langbein shares her latest creations, many of which use ingredients grown in her own gardens on the shores of Lake Wanaka, with Summer Times readers.

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