Wine and Food Guide

Kitchen a place to banish winter

I love a good frost as much as the next person, and, holy moly, we have had a few humdingers lately.

Ask a chef: Espresso Garden Cafe's caramel muffins

Ask a chef: Espresso Garden Cafe's caramel muffins

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

Sweet and tart pantry staple

Sweet and tart pantry staple

Once you have tasted a good balsamic vinegar, dark glossy brown, intense, sweet, tart and fragrant, your pantry will never be without it.

Food and wine at the table

Food and wine at the table

My wife's brother-in-law is in many ways not your typical Italian.

Crab apple jelly

Crab apple jelly

Crab apples may be small and quite tart to the bite, but when cooked their juice becomes a vintage rose pink with a wonderful fragrance and a tart finish. These little apples are perfect for preserving because of their high pectin levels.

Sunday roast still celebrity

Sunday roast still celebrity

Ever wondered how the great New Zealand Sunday roast tradition came about? Rebecca Fox asks Prof Helen Leach about the roast's origins.

How far would you go for NZ's best pie?

How far would you go for NZ's best pie?

Customers from Wellington are driving north to Napier to sample the pie crowned the best in the country last night.

Ask a chef: Governor's Cafe neenish slice

Ask a chef: Governor's Cafe neenish slice

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

Winter vegetable hotpot

Winter vegetable hotpot

Using up bits and bobs in the garden and fridge can surprise you when creating a meal. Combining root vegetables, pulses and a warming sauce is not only comforting to eat but great on the pocket!

Good health from healthy eating

New Zealander Jason Shon Bennett hated being sick so badly he did something about it. More than 20 years later, he has made a career out of his journey from asthmatic to health ''guru'' as an author, inspirational speaker and researcher. He talks to Rebecca Fox.

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