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Gypsy skewers with coleslaw

Gypsy skewers with coleslaw

This dish goes back to when Chef Pfyl was an apprentice in hotels in St Moritz and Pontresina in Switzerland, where German industrialist and photographer Gunter Sachs used to eat regularly. Gypsy skewers was one of his favourite dishes. The kebabs can be cooked on a barbecue or under a grill or in a frying pan on the stove top. Chef Pfyl likes to serve it with coleslaw.

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.

Getting with the programme

Getting with the programme

The number of children enrolled in school holiday programmes is increasing exponentially, erasing, as it grows, the childhoods of yesteryear. With school holidays upon us, Bruce Munro asks whether we should be concerned about the different childhood memories we are creating for our children.

Home-made haloumi cheese

Home-made haloumi cheese

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 haloumi cheese at home.

Cooking 101: Slow-cooked pulled pork tortillas

Cooking 101: Slow-cooked pulled pork tortillas

Pulled pork, a tough cut of pork cooked for a long time on low heat so it becomes tender and can be pulled apart with forks, is famous in the US and growing in popularity here.

Cooking 101: Wholemeal spaghetti with prawn, tomato and white wine sauce

Cooking 101: Wholemeal spaghetti with prawn, tomato and white wine sauce

Daniel Pfyl, hospitality management lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier. This month, he shows us how to cook a prawn, tomato and white wine sauce to go with wholemeal spaghetti.

Grilled or barbecue haloumi cheese with roasted courgette, peppers and cherry tomatoes

Grilled or barbecue haloumi cheese with roasted courgette, peppers and cherry tomatoes

Daniel Pfyl, hospitality management lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier. This month, he shows us how to grill haloumi cheese, make a chimichurri sauce and roast some vegetables.

Walnut cake (gluten- and dairy-free)

Walnut cake (gluten- and dairy-free)

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 gluten- and dairy-free walnut cake.

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