Otago Daily Times: Travel

Spanish immigrant seems to be making itself at home

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.

All the best from Yalumba

All the best from Yalumba

Yalumba brand ambassador Jane Ferrari is unstoppable when she is talking about wine, the winery, people, restaurants, food, almost anything in fact.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

Rosie Belton's Wild Blackberries: recipes & memories from a New Zealand table (Allen & Unwin) is easy to read as you are not distracted by the lush food-porn photos that adorn many such books.

Wild pairings in challenge

Now in its 17th year, the Monteith's Wild Food Challenge brings wild dishes to the tables of restaurants and bars around the country during July. Chefs create dishes using local wild ingredients and pair them with a Monteith's beer or cider.

Designer dinners

The International Food Design Experience, Conference and Studio, hosted by the Food Design Institute and School of Design at Otago Polytechnic, runs from July 2-4 with more than 100 local and international chefs, designers and food lovers exploring and practising the latest food-design techniques.

Turning cocoa beans into chocolate bars

Turning cocoa beans into chocolate bars

''Artisan'' has become a buzzword among food cognoscenti.

Playing on your mind

Playing on your mind

Your mother may have told you not to play with your food, but these days playing with food and telling stories with it is a culinary trend.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

Great meals tend to happen when you step back and let go, when you check how you are feeling before cooking, says Aaron Burnett, MasterChef winner and author of Cook With Me (Random House).

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