Wine and Food Guide

Rhubarb buttermilk cake

Photo by Simon Lambert.

This simple cake recipe is great for impromptu parties or unexpected guests as it is simple to prepare and versatile.

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

WINE REVIEWS: Pinot Noir

To get the best out of pinot noir, especially high-acid ones, serve them at room temperature. Coax the aromas out by warming the glass in your hands and they can turn from lean and edgy to spicy and lively.

The taste of orange

The taste of orange

What is not to love about New Zealand oranges?

Recipe: Sophie's pulled pork burgers

Recipe: Sophie's pulled pork burgers

I recently went on a sibling date with my brother in Auckland. Basically, I bribed him with burgers.

Intense flavour and moreish

Intense flavour and moreish

I love the pungent sharp kick of ginger, so it's not surprising that this cake is a favourite.

WINE REVIEWS: Aromatic white wines

WINE REVIEWS: Aromatic white wines

Some white wines are described as aromatic varieties which usually refers to gewurztraminer, pinot gris and riesling. These are fragrant when you swirl and sniff them and are usually made simply in stainless steel tanks, although some gain texture by being left on lees in old barrels.

Roasted yam and barley salad

Roasted yam and barley salad

This salad is great as the humble ingredients used add texture and of course the flavours work together beautifully.

Ask a chef: Riverstone Kitchen's zucchini, basil and parmesan soup

Ask a chef: Riverstone Kitchen's zucchini, basil and parmesan soup

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

Locally sourced produce put on a pedestal

Locally sourced produce put on a pedestal

Recognised around the world when it hosted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge earlier this year, Amisfield Bistro at Lake Hayes is always busy.

Video: How to make spaghetti alle vongole

Video: How to make spaghetti alle vongole

Mark Seymour shows how to make spaghetti alle vongole: spaghetti with clams.

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