Otago Daily Times: Travel

Simple suggestions for a better barbie

Simple suggestions for a better barbie

Josh Emett's latest book, Josh's backyard BBQ (Random House) offers inspiration to those who want to serve more than burnt steak and sausages at their barbecues.

Among the vines of Nelson

Among the vines of Nelson

When Tranja Fry of Fossil Ridge Wines in Nelson produced some of her own freshly roasted macadamia nuts and a flowering stalk from one of the trees behind the vineyard restaurant, it struck me that Tasman Bay has a remarkably mild climate for the South Island.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

Slightly zany baking can be found in Sweet Envy (Murdoch books), by Alistair Wise and Teena Kearney-Wise.

Vertical tastings show the worth of cellaring good wine

Vertical tastings show the worth of cellaring good wine

Many small to medium-sized family-owned vineyards make fine wine and two I visited recently - Rippon in Central Otago and Dog Point in Marlborough - were celebrating milestones.

A wine like Alex

A wine like Alex

Every Labour weekend for the past six years the Alexandra basin winegrowers have held a new-release tasting in Clyde.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

A gorgeously illustrated coffee-table book, Movida Solera (Penguin) explores the food of Andalusia.

Kiwi kitchens forever evolving

Kiwi kitchens forever evolving

Our kitchens have changed remarkably over the past century, from three-room complexes with scullery, pantry and kitchen where a housewife might spend all day cooking, through small single-room kitchens to large modern open-plan ones, which look professional but may seldom be used. Charmian Smith talks to Prof Helen Leach about her new book Kitchens.

On the menu: Uncle Joe's

Cold pressed nut and seed oils from Uncle Joe's in Marlborough can add a different flavour to summer salads and other dishes.

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