Food & Wine News and Features

In food heaven in Vietnam

Sometimes you just need to make things happen. Earlier in the year, Monique and I found ourselves on the couch watching Luke Nguyen travel around Vietnam, his country of birth.

Coffee time: every method has its flavour

Coffee time: every method has its flavour

There are many ways to make coffee. Espresso is the most popular these days, but there are other methods that coffee aficionados love to explore.

Central Otago growers produce fine wines despite weather

Central Otago growers produce fine wines despite weather

Central Otago winegrowers held their new release pinot noir tasting recently with six wine writers gathering in Cromwell to taste more than 80 pinot noirs that have just been, or will soon be, released.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

Rumours that French cuisine is hidebound by tradition and resting on its 3-star laurels are quashed in Katrina Meynink's Bistronomy: French Food Unbound (Murdoch Books).

Striking a balance

Striking a balance

Chef Michael van de Elzen, of The Food Truck fame, has changed tack in his latest cookbook, Fast: Good home cooking, he tells Charmian Smith.

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.

Taking the plunge

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.

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.

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