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Food for thought

Fresh spring rolls with seared tuna.
They say in the ancient seaside town of Hoi Ann, that once you have visited, you always return. At the time we smiled at the thought.

Doing it for themselves

Doing it for themselves

Sisters Karena and Kasey Bird were audience favourites when they won the reality television cooking show MasterChef 2014 title. But as Rebecca Fox discovers, they have not rested on their laurels during the past 18 months.

Easter buns put to test

Easter buns put to test

Easter is nearly upon us and those who have not already gorged themselves on hot cross buns will be looking forward to the treat this weekend. Rebecca Fox took a look at the offerings around Dunedin.

Central Otago pinots get own Riedel glass

Central Otago pinots get own Riedel glass

A newly shaped wineglass designed by a 300-year-old Austrian glass company especially to elevate the experience and enjoyment of Central Otago pinot noir has been released.

Food, theatre set to music

Music, art and food combined at an Otago Polytechnic food performance at the recent Auckland Arts Festival. Polytechnic Associate Professor Richard Mitchell explains the experience.

Have a seasonal colour boost

As the days gradually cool down, we see the leaves turn from green to their autumnal shades of red, yellow and orange.

Celebrity chef on a mission

Celebrity chef on a mission

Believe it or not, Australian-based celebrity chef Sean Connolly has never been to Queenstown.

Otago coffee drinkers selective - survey

A typical Otago coffee drinker is desperate for their morning fix, is dedicated to getting the best cup possible and worries about how much caffeine they drink.

Otago-crafted whisky a 'superstar'

Otago-crafted whisky a 'superstar'

An Otago whisky has been described as ''one of the most delicate and sophisticated and complex 25-year-olds imaginable'' by 2015 Whisky Bible author Jim Murray.

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