Wine and Food Guide

Sugar-free for the holidays

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

Tomato, basil and zucchini soup

Tomato, basil and zucchini soup

If, like me, you have plenty of ripe tomatoes and zucchinis growing, this soup works a treat.

Chefs offered $10,000 travel bursary

Ora King, which supplies salmon to restaurants, has launched a chef's bursary, a $10,000 scholarship for a chef to travel to a culinary destination of his or her choice to give them the opportunity to develop their expertise and experience.

WINE REVIEWS: Red wines

WINE REVIEWS: Red wines

A couple of years' bottle age makes a difference to the pleasure many reds afford, as age allows the acids and tannins to mellow and soften, eliminating the rough, raw edge some young wines show.

Author searches Asia and Europe for origin of noodle

Author searches Asia and Europe for origin of noodle

Pasta, noodles, dumplings, wontons, ravioli, whatever you call them, dough strips filled or plain, boiled, steamed or fried and often served with a sauce, are eaten from China and Japan to Turkey and Italy.

Salsa verde and Mango salsa

Salsa verde and Mango salsa

Daniel Pfyl, hospitality management lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier. This month he shows us how to make some easy salsas.

Summer seafood

Summer seafood

Chances are, many of us will take the opportunity this summer to cast a lure, drop a line or set a net in the hopes of snaring a glistening, shimmering prize fish or two.

Cook books

Cook books

New Holland's little ''500'' series of cookbooks are good value at about $25.

Ask a chef: Sticky date pudding with toffee sauce and praline parfait from Fleur's Place

Ask a chef: Sticky date pudding with toffee sauce and praline parfait from Fleur's Place

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

Zucchini latkes

Zucchini latkes

Latkes are a lot like fritters. This recipe is great as a little goes a long way.

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