Brewers tap careful drinkers

Steve Major pours a low alcohol 4 percent Three Piece Wheat beer at The Free House.

Even before Simon Nicholas finished the first batch of his lower alcohol craft beer, it had "pretty much" sold out.

Perfecting the summer salad

SIMPLE AND SEASONAL: Pomegranate, feta and nut salad.

Salads can be intimidating because of the number of choices. Here's how to make a great summer salad.

Aussie lamb at $10 a kilogram

LAMB ROAST: "We wanted to give our customers the option to have lamb for their Christmas BBQs and dinners," says Kate Porter from Countdown on their decision to bring in 'well-priced' Australian lamb.

Australian legs of lamb have winged their way across the Tasman in time for Kiwis’ Christmas roasts.

Single malt or a blend?

IS ONE TYPE BETTER? Whisky beguiles spirits connoisseurs with its diversity of tastes and experiences.

It's the subject of much snobbery and name-calling among whisky drinkers. But is one truly better than the other?

Foods we will be eating in 2015

BIG NEXT YEAR: Matcha green tea powder is thought to offer extra health benefits.

A few years back it was chia, more recently kale and now it's time for kefir, matcha and quark.

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If you love the idea of pizza but don't fancy a doughy bread base, this recipe could be your answer.

Dessert even Fools can make stuff nation

This dish - originally called a Fool - dates back to the 16th century, but it still looks and tastes delish.

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Brewers tap careful drinkers

Steve Major pours a low alcohol 4 percent Three Piece Wheat beer at The Free House.

Even before Simon Nicholas finished the first batch of his lower alcohol craft beer, it had "pretty much" sold out.

Kiwi tequila captures local spirit

Terry Knight can raise a toast to success after releasing a tequila he has painstakingly produced in Golden Bay.

IS ONE TYPE BETTER? Whisky beguiles spirits connoisseurs with its diversity of tastes and experiences.

Single malt or a blend?

It's the subject of much snobbery and name-calling among whisky drinkers. But is one truly better than the other?

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Perfecting the summer salad

SIMPLE AND SEASONAL: Pomegranate, feta and nut salad.

Salads can be intimidating because of the number of choices. Here's how to make a great summer salad.

This isn't what you think it is video

Ooh, is that an alien from District 9? Indeed. But it's crafted from choc and rice crispies.

Cracking good curd

Two chickens are behind a product designed to give tourists "a taste of Hamilton Gardens".