Wine and Food Guide

Rhubarb sponge pudding

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Puddings like these tick all the right boxes on a cold night. Rhubarb adds such a tangy twist to the comfort of the warm sponge, Alison Lambert writes.

Enjoy a roast on National Lamb Day

Enjoy a roast on National Lamb Day

On February 15, 1882, the first shipment of mutton set sail from Dunedin's Port Chalmers bound for London.

Get popping an ancient superfood

Get popping an ancient superfood

Popcorn is an ancient superfood - a simple and nutritious form of a 9000-year-old staple. Popcorn is DIY food preservation at its most basic and most delicious.

Po’ boys, prawns and praline

Po’ boys, prawns and praline

It's Mardi Gras time in New Orleans. People get dressed up and dance and catch beads. They also eat. They might also travel to the other southern states, where they will also eat. Debbie Porteous finds they will encounter a mixed bag - but they won't go hungry.

From the heart

From the heart

When you want to impress your loved one just that little bit more, Valentine's Day is a great time to get out of your comfort zone in the kitchen and get cooking, Alison Lambert writes.

Ask a chef: Pitches Store and Cafe’s raspberry, almond croissant cakes

Ask a chef: Pitches Store and Cafe’s raspberry, almond croissant cakes

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

Warm potato, beetroot and onion salad

Warm potato, beetroot and onion salad

Three humble ingredients cooked to enhance their natural organic flavour, resulting in a highly nutritious, delicious salad that can accompany almost anything or simply enjoyed on its own!

Gregarious merlot greater than its individual parts

Gregarious merlot greater than its individual parts

Wine reviwer Mark Henderson gets reaquainted with merlot - easy to pronounce and easy to drink.

Perfect picnic pick and mix

Perfect picnic pick and mix

Alison Lambert loves packing her picnic hamper, thermos and rug and heading off.

In season: Apricot cake

In season: Apricot cake

Central Otago apricots are like no other and their flavour offers a special twist to whatever you add them to, Allison Lambert writes.

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