Food & Wine News and Features

First Dunedin restaurant to win 'hat'

Another of Bracken's signature dishes.
One of Dunedin's newest restaurants has won a coveted chef's ''hat'' in New Zealand's premier restaurant awards - the first to be awarded in the city.

Sweet and tart pantry staple

Sweet and tart pantry staple

Once you have tasted a good balsamic vinegar, dark glossy brown, intense, sweet, tart and fragrant, your pantry will never be without it.

Sunday roast still celebrity

Sunday roast still celebrity

Ever wondered how the great New Zealand Sunday roast tradition came about? Rebecca Fox asks Prof Helen Leach about the roast's origins.

Truffle effort pays off after wait of 12 years

Truffle effort pays off after wait of 12 years

Hearing that black truffles had been discovered on his property at Bannockburn was like Christmas for Dunedin man Rod Keillor.

Good health from healthy eating

New Zealander Jason Shon Bennett hated being sick so badly he did something about it. More than 20 years later, he has made a career out of his journey from asthmatic to health ''guru'' as an author, inspirational speaker and researcher. He talks to Rebecca Fox.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

From those with delcious-looking sugary treats to healthy whole foods, there have been a range of recipe books released in recent months.

Presence of noted wine commentator coup for event organisers

Presence of noted wine commentator coup for event organisers

She gives wine cellar advice to The Queen, writes for the world's top wine reference guides and is one of the world's most respected wine commentators.

Something for all tastes

Something for all tastes

Turning her love of cooking and baking into career has taken a different path for Green Island woman Petrina Robinson.

Gibbston organic wine trial proves a success

A three-year trial has shown it's reasonably simple to convert to organic wine production in Central Otago, provided there's the desire to do so and the financial backing, Gibbston Valley Wines (GVW) vineyard manager Grant Rolston says.

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