Wine and Food Guide

Vegan fare for tasty Christmas

It might be a bit daunting to have to come up with interesting vegan Christmas fare but with several vegans in my own extended family, I've had plenty of years to practise.

Bread wars put bakers 'under siege'

Bread wars put bakers 'under siege'

One-dollar loaves of bread are flying off the shelves in the millions - but a bakers' union says Kiwis' love of a cheap deal could put jobs at risk.

Summer minestrone soup

Summer minestrone soup

This refreshing soup works wonderfully hot or chilled and the addition of pungent smashed basil takes the soup to another level.

Video: How to make Bibimbap

Video: How to make Bibimbap

Myung Ran Lee (Kelly) from Korea shows how to make bibimbap (mixed rice).

Buyer's Guide New Zealand Wines 2015: 'Growing sense of optimism'

Buyer's Guide New Zealand Wines 2015: 'Growing sense of optimism'

Essential for wine lovers, Michael Cooper's annual Buyer's Guide New Zealand Wines 2015 (Upstart Press), now in its 23rd edition, is more upbeat than in recent years.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

Fans of 2012 Masterchef winner Chelsea Winter will want to check out her new cookbook, Everyday delicious (Random House).

BBQ Reds

BBQ Reds

A simple, fruity red with lots of flavour is ideal for barbecues. Try some of these.

Ask a chef: Otago University's Staff Club Perky Nana slice

Ask a chef: Otago University's Staff Club Perky Nana slice

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

Summer salad

Summer salad

Summer is here and so are fresh juicy salads. Adding fruit and a good dressing will liven up any dinner party.

One-dish wonders

One-dish wonders

Busy cooks often make a one-dish meal that only needs a simple accompaniment such as bread or pasta or a salad.

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