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.
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.
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.
Southern breweries are fizzing after again gaining several
awards in the 2014 Brewers' Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards.
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.
Smoking food is an ancient form of preservation, and until
recently was looked on as the exclusive domain of hunters and
fishers or butchers.
Simon and Alison Holst's latest little Everyday Easy book is
Slow Food Fast (Hyndman Publishing).
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.
Albariño 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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