Food & Wine News and Features

Taking the plunge

Ask Mario Fernandez Alduenda what makes a good coffee and you'll get a fascinatingly informative reply that is perhaps not what you were expecting. Charmian Smith talks to the Mexican coffee expert who's living in Dunedin.

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.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

A perfectly roasted chicken is a satisfying centrepiece to a meal, but usually there's more meat left over for other dishes, and a carcass for stock.

Emerson's wins national awards

Emerson's wins national awards

Southern breweries are fizzing after again gaining several awards in the 2014 Brewers' Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

If you thought chips, aka frites or French fries, were simply deep-fried chopped potatoes, Anne de la Forest's Frites (Jacqui Small) will introduce you to the intricacies of this old favourite.

Book covers ins, outs of smoking plus recipes

Book covers ins, outs of smoking plus recipes

Smoking food is an ancient form of preservation, and until recently was looked on as the exclusive domain of hunters and fishers or butchers.

Cookbook: Slow Food Fast

Cookbook: Slow Food Fast

Simon and Alison Holst's latest little Everyday Easy book is Slow Food Fast (Hyndman Publishing).

On the menu

On the menu

Anathoth has a couple of new products out, a hot chilli relish and a tropical jam, which is a blend of mango, pineapple, guava and passionfruit.

Spanish immigrant seems to be making itself at home

AlbariƱo may be a Spanish grape but judging by some of the wines made from it in New Zealand it is quite at home here.

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