You exchange daily chat-chat, the odd joke and they know what you want before you ask, but what do you actually know about the person who makes your coffee every day?
Want to be happier, healthier and save money? Then it’s time to get cooking, write Clare Collins and Tamara Bucher.
For most Kiwis, seaweed does not spring to mind as a food although many of us have eaten nori wrapped around sushi.
Three Otago restaurants have been awarded ''two hats'' in national awards, while Moeraki’s Fleur Sullivan has been named a “Food Legend”.
When we buy food, we expect it to be what it says it is and to be safe to eat, but things may not always be what they seem.
Eating healthily will cost you a little more in time and effort, writes Dee Copland, but it is a good investment in your long-term health and vitality.
While out for coffee the other day, I had a savoury muffin and found it disappointingly salty. Lunching at another cafe a few days earlier, I'd had a BLT sandwich that was so salty - both the bread...
As the push for people to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables as part of a healthy diet grows, so does the potential for contamination, discovers Rebecca Fox.
These days you may well find a few ants, locusts or huhu grubs turning up on plates in some of New Zealand's leading restaurants.
Easter - we've all been aware it was coming up since Easter eggs and hot-cross buns started appearing in supermarkets just days after Christmas, Dee Copland writes.