Chef-in-training off to Vietnam

Southern Institute of Technology hospitality and cookery programme manager Glenn Stridiron, left, and diploma in ...

A Southland chef-in-training is heading to Vietnam to make her mark at a prestigious international competition.

In Season: Brilliant beetroot

Witt chef tutor Craig Ludlow adds the final touch to his beetroot seed slaw.

It stains your shirts and it's found in any good Kiwi burger - behold, the beetroot.

Which milk tastes best?

Soy, almond, rice, oat or full cream milk. Which is tastiest?

Can the range of alternative milks ever really replace the satisfaction of a creamy latte?

Recipe: Toffee apple crumble

Dig in to this decadent toffee apple crumble with pickled pears and sour cream.

Treat yourself with this decadent crumble with pickled pears and sour cream. 

Recipe: Potato and kale pizza

Mix up your pizza routine with potato and crispy kale.

In the cooler days of autumn, savoury baking is just as satisfying as the sweet stuff.

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recipes

Fennel-rubbed butterflied leg of lamb with kumara flatbreads

Kumara flatbreads and thickened yoghurt go beautifully with this fennel-rubbed butterflied leg of lamb.

A contemporary twist on the classic Kiwi roast lamb.

Recipe: Toffee apple crumble

Treat yourself with this decadent crumble with pickled pears and sour cream. 

Recipe: Potato and kale pizza

Gin and tonic cupcakes

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.

drinks

Craft brewery Panhead sold

Former Panhead Custom Ales owner Mike Neilson plans to continue  brewing for the company.

Wellington beer maker Panhead has been snapped up by a global brewing giant.

Bad neighbours hitting wineries hard

Grape growers say they are suffering increasing cases of crops being damaged by spray drift from neighbouring farms.

An increase in the popularity of stronger craft beers could be behind a troubling rise of drink drive convictions in the ...

Craft beer's hidden price

Why that fancy beer could give you a nasty shock - and see you banned from the road.

food news

Celeb chef fires up in Wellington video

MasterChef New Zealand judge Al Brown is opening Best Ugly Bagels on Swan Lane in Wellington later this year.

One of the founders of Logan Brown is expanding his bagel business into the capital.

Siem Reap Express is popular for good reason

This lunchtime eatery is super popular with Wellington's office workers. Try the salad bar or a Saraman curry for reasons why.

Cooking up a storm with Peter Gordon.

In the kitchen with Peter Gordon video

Peter Gordon might be the nicest chef we've ever met.

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