Chef to MPI: 'Burger off'

Duke of Marlborough restaurant manager Kelsey Benefield tucks into a Governor's Burger - before it's cut from the menu.

New red tape will kill signature hamburger at NZ's oldest licensed restaurant, says chef.

In defence of mince

Mince -- you can't beat it.

OPINION: We may be buying more and more chicken these days, but foodies still love their mince.

Kiwi craft chocolate wins gold

Karl Hogarth of Hogarth Craft Chocolate holds a handful of cocoa nibs.

Nelson chocolatiers Hogarth won top prize at the global chocolate awards in London.

Irish people taste Kiwi snacks

Irish people sampled Kiwi snacks in an episode of a taste test series on YouTube.

"What is it?!" Tasting them for the first time, Kiwi iconic treats are "like a happy accident" - but leave the pineapples alone.

Sam Mannering's polenta chips

Polenta chips are surprisingly easy to make and are a wonderful winter comfort food.

If you’ve ever hankered after home-made polenta fries, but decided they’re too much like hard work, think again.

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recipes

That takes the biscuit

These cookies, crammed with carrot, pecans and oats, are ideal for lunchboxes or afternoon tea.

If using your excess carrots in a cake seems a bit ho-hum, here’s another way to use the vege in your baking – in cookies laced with nutmeg and crammed with oats and nuts.

Sam Mannering's polenta chips

If you’ve ever hankered after home-made polenta fries, but decided they’re too much like hard work, think again.

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Recipe: the easiest, edible gift

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

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

Soak up the back story

Wet Jacket Wines Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015 and Pinot Gris 2016.

The tale behind a new label is as good as the wine.

Learn to be a mindful drinker

OPINION: Opinion: It's true, it's not the drinking, but how we're drinking. Drink better and more responsibly by learning to savour the taste of what you're imbibing.

Pumpkin, spinach and feta tart with oat and almond crust.

Easy meal for lunch with friends

Food and friends are two of life's pleasures. When you put the two together you have a winning combination.

food news

Chef to MPI: 'Burger off'

Duke of Marlborough restaurant manager Kelsey Benefield tucks into a Governor's Burger - before it's cut from the menu.

New red tape will kill signature hamburger at NZ's oldest licensed restaurant, says chef.

In defence of mince

OPINION: We may be buying more and more chicken these days, but foodies still love their mince.

Andrew Surridge nearly sold out of his first lot of shortbread fidget spinners within two days.

Fidget spinner with your cup of tea?

A creative Wainuiomata bakery has turned the latest school yard fad into something delicious.

Win a gastronomic dining experience at Merediths, including flights, accommodation and transfers.

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