Easier now at Mt Difficulty

Easier now at Mt Difficulty

Mt Difficulty is one of the best known wine producers in Central Otago, attracting many visitors to its superbly sited tasting room and cafe in Bannockburn.

Pan-seared Southland hare (served rare)

Pan-seared Southland hare (served rare)

This is a simple dish with complex flavours, and a variety of textures, worth the time to make, writes Jason Moss, of Waitiri Creek Wines. If you are not interested in hare, replace it with another meat such as venison, beef or lamb.

NZ apples slammed as flavourless

NZ apples slammed as flavourless

Kiwi apples have been slated by an acclaimed British-based chef as flavourless and full of sugar.

Wine reviews: Rosé

Wine reviews: Rosé

With warmer weather and longer evenings rosé comes into its own. It's lovely with light fresh food and the drier ones can be surprisingly versatile.

Ask a chef: The Roost Cafe's spanakopita

Ask a chef: The Roost Cafe's spanakopita

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

Fromage blanc, rhubarb compote and granola

Fromage blanc, rhubarb compote and granola

Daniel Pfyl, hospitality management lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier. This month Chef Pfyl shows us how to make fromage blanc, rhubarb compote and granola, which can be used separately or made into a fresh, healthy dessert.

Best snarler found

Best snarler found

The best snarler to throw on the barbie this summer is a gourmet beef and blue cheese variety, made by the Allenton Meat Centre.

A walk on the wild side

A walk on the wild side

When Tony Smith was growing up in Alexandra he grew to love rivers.

Auckland restaurant makes global top 5 fine dining list

Auckland restaurant makes global top 5 fine dining list

A New Zealand restaurant has been voted in the top five best fine-dining establishments in the world.

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