The dumpling sisters' story

Julie and Amy Zhang

5:00 AM  These two 'Chiwis' first burst into the international food scene two years ago thanks to Jamie Oliver.

The Negroni story

Negroni - the perfect, go-to ingredient

5:00 AM  The bartender's go-to has an aristocratic history.

Pear & ginger turnovers

Pear & Ginger Turnovers make a scrumptious brunch for visiting friends and family.

Spoil friends or family this weekend with a simple but special brunch

Why the holes in Swiss cheese?

Scientists now know why those holes exist - and no, it's not cartoon mice chomping their way through the cheese.

The mystery of those holes has been solved - and no, it's not cartoon mice chomping their way through the cheese.

5 packet bikkie puddings

Recipes and Foodstyling by Penny Oliver

Take a packet of biscuits and turn it into a gourmet treat with these easy recipes.

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recipes

Recipe: Parmesan courgette fries

PARMESAN COURGETTE FRIES: Much lighter and healthier than your regular deep-fried potato version.

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

3 ways with... salad dressings

Step away from that bottle of ready-made salad dressing.

Recipe: Prawn tabbouleh

Five perfect peach recipes

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

Giesen treads late harvest wine

Giesen Wines winemaker Hamish Kempthorne tries some dried grapes as staff tread the rest for their late harvest sauvignon blanc dessert wine.

A Marlborough winery is counting on the feet of their staff to again produce an award winning sweet wine.

Cold brew coffee is hot right now

Is coffee brewed in cold water the next big thing?

Negroni - the perfect, go-to ingredient

The Negroni story

5:00 AM  The bartender's go-to has an aristocratic history.

food news

Pete Evans releases controversial Paleo baby book

Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans.

Despite all of the controversy, celebrity chef Pete Evans has released his baby Paleo cookbook, Bubba Yum Yum.

Just desserts for Tip Top boysenberry

Tip Top's boysenberry ripple ice cream has scooped another title at New Zealand Icecream Awards.

Scientists now know why those holes exist - and no, it's not cartoon mice chomping their way through the cheese.

Why the holes in Swiss cheese?

The mystery of those holes has been solved - and no, it's not cartoon mice chomping their way through the cheese.

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