Wine and Food Guide

Long, slow, tasty

Vegetable stew with polenta dumplings.
Stews, casseroles and braising all come into their own in winter. Cheaper cuts of meats covered with a deep flavoursome sauce, simmering for hours until meltingly tender, always comfort you at mealtimes.

Currying flavour

Currying flavour

Curries come from countries with long traditions of vegetarian cooking and they are a great way to make flavour-packed vegetarian meals where the absence of meat is irrelevant, writes Ray McVinnie

Vitamin D: what can you do to ensure you have enough?

Vitamin D is a vital nutrient required by our bodies for a wide range of functions, such as helping to boost immunity by reducing the frequency of colds and flus, and managing more serious autoimmune conditions.

Colour guide gets it right

Colour guide gets it right

When it comes to serving wine it pays to read the label, reviewer Mark Henderson finds.  

Walnut torte

Walnut torte

This week, Alison Lambert shares a recipe for a torte that's easy and flavoursome. 

NZ sheltered from food crises but diets will change

NZ sheltered from food crises but diets will change

What will we be eating in 30 or 40 years? With an extra couple of billion more people on the planet, how will everyone be fed, Charmian Smith asks.

Ask a Chef: Butlers' salmon potato pie

Ask a Chef: Butlers' salmon potato pie

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

Awards for Otago produce

Awards for Otago produce

Otago's farmers' market produce showed it could foot it with the best of them at the Farmer's Market New Zealand Winter Food Awards in Nelson.

Warm pear and chocolate pudding

Warm pear and chocolate pudding

This week Alison Lambert shares how to make a warming pudding that's super easy and delicious. 

Winter warmers

Winter warmers

While spring is still a long way off, the weather to date has been kind, and there is plenty in the garden to keep one inspired, chef Bevan Smith says.

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