Wine and Food Guide

Perfect picnic pick and mix

Muffuletta (pressed Italian sandwich).

Alison Lambert loves packing her picnic hamper, thermos and rug and heading off.

New year a time to take stock

New year a time to take stock

The beginning of the year is a great time to reassess your health goals, Dee Copland writes.

Ask a chef: The Wooden Table's oaty ginger slice

Ask a chef: The Wooden Table's oaty ginger slice

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

Chardonnays for the enthusiast

Chardonnays for the enthusiast

Today's line-up was a mini "tiki tour'' of several of our more northerly regions, with Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Martinborough, Marlborough and Nelson all getting a look in.

Charming Nigella delights in Southland

Charming Nigella delights in Southland

Smiling broadly and conversing happily as she signed cookbook after cookbook, Nigella Lawson charmed hundreds of fans during her visit to Invercargill.

McDonald's introduces chocolate-covered fries

McDonald's introduces chocolate-covered fries

Fans will either love or hate McDonald's latest menu item - chocolate covered fries.

Ask a chef: Espresso Garden Cafe lemon shortcake

Ask a chef: Espresso Garden Cafe lemon shortcake

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

 

Espresso Garden Cafe lemon shortcake

Base and topping

Six quite tasty sauvignon blancs

Six quite tasty sauvignon blancs

This week, Mark Henderson savours some fine white wine.

In season: Tomatoes

In season: Tomatoes

Tomatoes of all shapes and varieties are available at the moment and Tomato Provencal is a classic, Alison Lambert writes.

NZ honour for Bracken

NZ honour for Bracken

Dunedin's Bracken Restaurant has been selected to take part in a national "Plate of Origin'' competition at this year's New Zealand Agri Investment Week.

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