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.

Roasted pumpkin with miso, rosemary and butter

Roasted pumpkin with miso, rosemary and butter

At the moment sweet orange bushfire pumpkins are available, one's that I love as you can eat the skin. However, any pumpkin or creamy squash will be delicious in this.

Wine reviews: Aromatic wines

Wine reviews: Aromatic wines

These aromatic wines ooze generous fruit, but some have such high alcohol they leave you with a burn in the mouth. However, the best, as always, are well balanced.

Treasures from the deep South

Treasures from the deep South

Bluff oysters definitely deserve their status as one of the iconic tastes of New Zealand.

Celebrity chef on a mission

Celebrity chef on a mission

Believe it or not, Australian-based celebrity chef Sean Connolly has never been to Queenstown.

Have a seasonal colour boost

As the days gradually cool down, we see the leaves turn from green to their autumnal shades of red, yellow and orange.

Ask a chef: Fat Harry's salmon tomato soup

Ask a chef: Fat Harry's salmon tomato soup

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

Kale Caesar salad

Kale Caesar salad

Robust nutritious kale smothered with a salty creamy dressing doesn't need much convincing to be tried. This is my go-to salad for the colder months.

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

I often think some top end pinot noirs are released too young. The best need time to mature. Cellar some of these for another two-five years to develop their full potential.

Ciabatta rolls

Ciabatta rolls

Making this ciabatta recipe goes against what you might have learnt about breadmaking. It needs a stand beater (or strong arms and a lot of elbow grease). The bread has an elastic texture and chewy crust.

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