Wine and Food Guide

Pear flan with hazelnuts and dates

Photo by Simon Lambert.

This dessert is certainly worth becoming familiar with as it never disappoints and with the winter combination of juicy pears, crunchy hazelnuts and sweet dates it ticks all the boxes for a winning dessert!

Ask a chef: Pitches Store's individual ginger loaves

Ask a chef: Pitches Store's individual ginger loaves

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

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

Sometimes cheaper pinot noir can be a tad acidic for pleasant drinking but serving it at about 18degC or eating something savoury with it can ameliorate the sharp, sometimes lean or unripe edge.

Plenty to discover about iron absorption

Plenty to discover about iron absorption

This week is the inaugural Iron Awareness Week. Charmian Smith investigates.

Student food blog:Lemonade date scones

Student food blog:Lemonade date scones

Hello strangers! I haven't forgotten about you. However, it seems I have gotten a little caught up in the "real world''.

Easy, tasty - a winner

Easy, tasty - a winner

I love this succulent, exotic salad. Anything that tastes so delicious, is so little trouble to make and can be prepared ahead of time has to be a winner.

Ask a Chef: Otago Museum Cafe's orzo salad

Ask a Chef: Otago Museum Cafe's orzo salad

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

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

Stemming from our British heritage, New Zealand has a proud baking tradition that is newly popular again as people return to home cooking.

On the menu

It annoys me when a winemaker's website wants to know my date of birth before it will let me in.

Grape and almond cake

Grape and almond cake

This is pretty much my friand recipe but when made into a cake it adds a wonderful moist texture. It is grape harvesting time so any petite wine grapes will burst with flavour into this cake.

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