Wine and Food Guide

Cooking 101: Spanish-style paella

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Daniel Pfyl, hospitality management lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier. This month he shows us how to make a Spanish-style paella.

Banana prices hit 30-year high

Banana prices hit 30-year high

Bananas are the most expensive they have been in more than 30 years.

Porridge for pudding

Porridge for pudding

In case you feel you haven't had quite enough chocolate recently, I thought I would share a recipe which is top of the playlist in my household at the moment. (Porridge purists avert your eyes now!)

Sugar cut in new Coca-Cola

Sugar cut in new Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola is unveiling a new product with 35 per cent less sugar and kilojoules than the regular drink.

Time ripe to pick grapes

Time ripe to pick grapes

As you read these lines spare a thought for the wineries of Central Otago: harvest is getting under way.

Ask a chef: Blend Espresso's lemon slice

Ask a chef: Blend Espresso's lemon slice

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

Video: How to make Golabki (cabbage rolls)

Video: How to make Golabki (cabbage rolls)

Grzegorz (Greg) Peckowski, from Poland, shows how to make golabki (cabbage rolls).

Recent arrival means brewer can hop to it

Staff at Christchurch brewer Harrington's recently celebrated the arrival of a container of American hops: it was their first supply in nine months, and their Yankdak beer, with American Amarillo and Centennial hops in it, was running out thanks to a long-running waterfront dispute over there.

Flavours of Morocco make divine difference

Flavours of Morocco make divine difference

Light, luscious and fragrant, this is a sophisticated and exotic variation of the more familiar carrot cake.

Roast tomato sauce

Roast tomato sauce

It's time to top up the bottling as tomatoes are in their prime for making sauces and relishes. This dependable sauce pulls me through any day of the week!

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