Three Otago-Southland ice cream makers are taking part in the annual New Zealand Ice Cream Awards.
Cabbages can be one of the most maligned vegetables to cross our tables but are also one of the most versatile.
Food producers are forever playing catch-up with food fraudsters - and the problem is growing, US expert Shaun Kennedy tells Andrea Fox.
Cook and health coach Jamalia Edwards is joining the Fresh team of columnists. She tells Rebecca Fox how a major health challenge forced her to look at how she ate.
October is New Zealand Cheese Month, so it is fitting that a course designed to help train those who sell cheese is being rolled out by Otago Polytechnic. Rebecca Fox reports.
The Restaurant Association has highlighted the ''critical importance'' of hospitality staff understanding medical conditions after Auckland restaurant staff confronted a diabetic diner.
Generally speaking, ultra-processed foods are high energy and lower in nutrients. They are cheap and tasty and easy.
Consumers want food that tastes fresher, is safe, and has a long shelf life, so manufacturers are exploring new processing methods to achieve these goals, Otago University's Phil Bremer says.
Think cooking one meal every night is a chore? Spare a thought for Kiwi parents who cook two or three dinners each night to appease the fussy eaters in the family, says Amy Wiggins.
The paleo diet has become popular over the past 20 years. It's supposedly based on what our Stone Age ancestors may have eaten before they developed agriculture, but is it really what it seems?
Of all the wonderful vegetables we have available to us, kumara - or sweet potato as its known in other parts of the world - would have to be one of my favourites, writes Deanna Copland.
The Australasian health star rating needs major changes to make it work, researchers from Victoria University say.
Many people are aiming to reduce their meat and dairy intake as we realise their harmful environmental and health effects, writes Charmian Smith.
We can encourage people to make healthy adjustments to their diets with simple behavioural techniques, say Australian researchers.
Eating a diet with a focus on regulating blood sugar levels will result in optimal functioning of certain hormones in our body and allow the feedback system to work properly, achieving higher energy levels, writes Deanna Copland.