Butter isn't bad for your health

There is no link between consuming butter and an increased risk of heart disease or stroke, the study says.

But it isn't good for you either, according to new research, which has declared butter a "neutral" food.

8 of the best breakfasts

Scientists now agree that eggs are great for human heath - a three-egg omelette or scramble has eight grams of protein.

Toast with a bit of Marmite isn't the worst thing you could eat for breakfast, but you could do a lot better.

What's with wheat?

Nothing's quite as good as hot buttered toast but it's not good for all of us.

From pizza to pasta, dumplings to pies, to pretty much every dessert, wheat is in all the best comfort foods.

Heston's perfect roast spud

Heston Blumenthal.

When it comes to roast potatoes, Heston Blumenthal keeps it simple. Here are of his 10 tattie tips.

Why is toast better than bread?

Toasted bread is so much more delicious than regular bread. But why?

It's far more delicious than plain old bread. But what makes that toast taste so good?

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recipes

Heston's perfect roast spud

Heston Blumenthal.

When it comes to roast potatoes, Heston Blumenthal keeps it simple. Here are of his 10 tattie tips.

Make your own herbal shots

It's a good time of year to head to the kitchen and create an immune system boosting natural cold and flu shot.

Overnight wholegrain oats with date and fig puree

Recipe: Jordan Rondel's tiered orange blossom and lime cake

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

NZ's most exciting new foods

Manukee UMF 10+ Manuka Honey Daily Wellness Drink, made with Manuka honey sourced from family owned hives near Tongariro ...

The culinary creations served up as winners of last night's Fine Food New Zealand Innovation Awards.

Drink up for a good cause

Fancy paying $30 for a pint of beer? Some Petone punters are more than happy to do so.

The Small Town, Big Sounds concert at the Mangatainoka Tui brewery attracted a big crowd in 2010. The brewery is ...

Brewed locally? Yeah right

Tui has been brewed on the banks of the Mangatainoka since 1889 but by next week much less of it will be.

food news

What's with wheat?

Nothing's quite as good as hot buttered toast but it's not good for all of us.

From pizza to pasta, dumplings to pies, to pretty much every dessert, wheat is in all the best comfort foods.

8 of the best breakfasts

Toast with a bit of Marmite isn't the worst thing you could eat for breakfast, but you could do a lot better.

From France to Silverstream - how to eat well

SilverstreamĀ resident Lauren Parsons is releasing a nuitrition book with a difference.

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