Wine and Food Guide

Roast of the day

The Sunday roast has been a New Zealand family tradition for generations, although it has fallen from fashion over the past decade or two. However, Selaks roast day is coming up on Sunday, Charmian Smith reports.

Blessed are the cheesemakers

Blessed are the cheesemakers

Marja Van Loon says her life changed when she attended a cheesemaking course five years ago, and shortly afterwards got her first calf, Daisy, from a fellow student.

A quince and almond cake to please

A quince and almond cake to please

Two ingredients that remind me of Spain are quinces and almonds. This delightful cake fits perfectly with this time of the year and will please all.

Ask a chef: Topiary Cafe's custard square

Ask a chef: Topiary Cafe's custard square

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

WINE REVIEWS: Chardonnay

WINE REVIEWS: Chardonnay

There are some delicious chardonnays in this batch, mouth-filling with well-balanced oak, creamy malolactic characters, nuttiness from lees contact, and lovely crisp finishes, but as always, it's the overall balance that brings it into harmony.

Sugar-free for the holidays

Sugar-free for the holidays

Ask most children what they like best about Easter and undoubtedly the answer will be chocolate eggs!

Student food blog: Savoury crepes

Student food blog: Savoury crepes

Back when I was at high school (to make some certain people feel old that was a mere six years ago), we had a French exchange student called Alan. It sounds terrible but we used to exploit him for his crepe-making abilities.

The Kitchen's cherry and chocolate cake

The Kitchen's cherry and chocolate cake

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

Beetroot, leek and chickpea fritters

Beetroot, leek and chickpea fritters

These fritters are full of nutrients, texture and flavour. You can easily add your favourite herbs or pulses to suit.

Irish couple here to cook

Irish couple here to cook

An Irish couple who love food have bought and renovated the old villa at 95 Filleul St, home to numerous restaurants over the past 30-odd years.

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