Watch: Cooking with Carluccio video

Legendary Italian cook Antonio Carluccio has been visiting New Zealand to share his love of simplistic and rustic fare

10:17 PM  When it comes to fine dining, Italian chef Antonio Carluccio likes to keep things simple, regional and close to nature.

What the heck is aquafaba?

Aquafaba, or chickpea brine, is the perfect egg-white substitute.

This egg white substitute sounds like a spell from a Harry Potter book, and its effect is nearly as magical.

Perfect turkey for Thanksgiving

Bacon fat drips through the meat keeping it moist.

Fiona Smith shares her secrets to creating a crowd-pleasing bird with crisp roasties and the best gravy.

NZ's best dessert wines

Dr John Forrest from Forrest Wines

Homegrown sweet whites are increasingly impressive, and here are Cuisine's five-star picks.

Things Nigella should do in NZ

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson will have plenty of activities to choose from when she makes her way to the deep south.

From cheese rolls to chocolate and her own Giapo creation, we've picked six things Nigella should do in NZ.

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Recipe: Prawn and vermicelli salad

This dish is punchy, salty, hot and sweet, yet vibrantly fresh and cleansing.

This Thai dish eats beautifully as a stand-alone salad or as a component of a feast.

Recipe: Parmesan courgette fries

Who needs potato chips when you can make something much healthier with courgettes.

3 ways with... salad dressings

Recipe: Prawn tabbouleh

readers' recipes

Recipe: the easiest, edible gift stuff nation

STOCKING STUFFERS: Or tummy stuffers, for that matter.

Even my allergic-to-the-kitchen husband could knock these feative treats out.

Recipe: Feel-good stir fry stuff nation

This yummy, veggie stir fry from Kat Guise is a quick meal that won't hit you too hard in the pocket.

MMM ... MUFFINS: These muffins can be served with cream or yogurt. .

Fruity gluten-free muffins recipe

Yummy home-baked muffins? These gluten-free, grain-free, low sugar muffins are just the thing.


NZ wines lapped up in UK

New Zealand winemakers receive better prices than most exporters into the United Kingdom.

New Zealand wines earn more more bottle than any other except French

Hawke's Bay deserves greatness

What doesn't the Hawke's Bay wine region have going for it?

Good news for coffee lovers - your daily cup (or five) could be extending your life span.

Coffee makes you live longer

New research from Harvard says your daily cup of java - even the decaf stuff - is promoting longevity.

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The toaster trick you shouldn't try

What happens when you try to grill a cheese sandwich in a toaster.

"Life hacks" are supposed to make your chores easier - yet this one almost burned a woman's house down.

Hawke's Bay deserves greatness

What doesn't the Hawke's Bay wine region have going for it?

Nigella Lawson is coming to Invercargill.

Nigella Lawson is coming to NZ

The popular celebrity chef has picked Invercargill over other South Island hot spots for her New Zealand tour in the new year.

Find out the top 12 red meat dishes in New Zealand from the finalists in the Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards.

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