Wine and Food Guide

Striking a balance

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Chef Michael van de Elzen, of The Food Truck fame, has changed tack in his latest cookbook, Fast: Good home cooking, he tells Charmian Smith.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

Rumours that French cuisine is hidebound by tradition and resting on its 3-star laurels are quashed in Katrina Meynink's Bistronomy: French Food Unbound (Murdoch Books).

Ask a chef: Cinnamon Cafe's cinnamon buns

Ask a chef: Cinnamon Cafe's cinnamon buns

This recipe needs to be started the day before. 

Recipe: Blackened broccoli with gomasio

Recipe: Blackened broccoli with gomasio

Broccoli has been fantastic this winter: firm, crunchy and nutritious. This Japanese-inspired dressing adds a simple twist to make this magnificent vegetable even more desirable.

Wine reviews: Chardonnay

Wine reviews: Chardonnay

Big buttery chardonnays are becoming rarer as many winemakers are choosing lighter styles, sometimes with a little nuttiness and texture.

Brewery launches 99-pack of beer

Brewery launches 99-pack of beer

Beer packaging has just gotten a lot bigger in Texas, where a small brewery is launching a 99-pack of its "Peacemaker" ale.

Recipe: Green risotto

Recipe: Green risotto

Risotto is pretty much a one pot-meal, easy on the pocket and so versatile. I was looking at my vege patch and saw a lot of healthy green vegetables and herbs, resulting in this nourishing risotto.

Wine and food event

Wine and food event

Many enthusiasts will be heading to Auckland for a food and wine celebration on September 14 and 15, with further classes and workshops on September 16 and 22.

Wine reviews: Pinot Noir

Wine reviews: Pinot Noir

There are more brands of pinot noir than any other variety, and each offers something different, in style, in reputation and prestige, in availability, and most importantly, in flavour and value.

Video: How to make Turkish delight

Video: How to make Turkish delight

Flavours of home is a series of recipes from around the world cooked by people at home in Otago. This week, Suad Mohammed , from Iraq, shows us how to make turkish delight.

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