Food & Wine

Is this NZ's worst baking?

Bad baking

Do your cupcakes make children cry? Does your kitchen resemble a crime scene? You're not the only one...

The ultimate wedding cake disaster M-chef recap: Bake fail

A chef's ultimate challenge

Robert Oliver My Kitchen Rules' Robert Oliver says he certainly won't be cheating when he lives on $2.25 a day for five days.

No such thing as waste

compost Hold on to that rotten tomato or manky mandarin. You may soon be able to swap them for delectable goods.

The perfect on-the-go snack

Bliss balls These raw carrot cake bliss balls are a sweet yet guilt-free snack for when those arvo muchies hit.

Good eating without going broke

Curried lentils and kumara. Flatters and young marrieds often ask me how they can keep their weekly food bill in check. Here are 10 ideas.

Tempting tatties always a treat

Southland Times photo Ireland is the country we associate even now with the great famine of the 1840s, so devastating were the effects of potato blight on a population already on its knees.

Hail, Caesar's salad

Let's take another trip on our culinary journey and visit the salad created in 1924 which changed the way the world we viewed salads - from there on, as the saying goes, the rest is history.

Recipe: Baked lemon tart

Waste not, want not

Shepherd's pie's sweet twist

Shepherd’s pie with cheesy sweet potato topping If the cold's getting you down try rustling up this classic winter warmer with a sweet topping twist.

Raw olive sunburgers

If you want a quick and filling dairy-free lunch, try these raw olive-laden meat-free burgers.

Dairy-free smoothie

Gluten-free beef stew

Sweet, sweet gluten-free

Just because something is gluten free doesn't mean it can't taste sensational. Wendy Hay shows us how.

Beervana: Food of the unicorns

Beer drinker at Beervana I'll say it straight: Despite not winning with our brew, Beervana was a real triumph.

A beery good time at Monteiths

The Monteith's Brewing Company is about as West Coast as it gets.

Watch for collateral damage

Taste, froth and flagons

It's beer, but not as you know it

Fancy a barrel-aged feijoa beer, a two-pot flat white or a salty seaweed ale?

Nadia's tour around NZ

Nadia's tour around NZ 'I ate mussels straight out of the sea and used Pinot Noir grapes straight off a vine in Central Otago'.

A day in the life of a food addict

It starts the moment you open your eyes in the morning.

New Mavis has things in order

A guide to mustard

On food in the movies

We like watching what we're eating and filmmakers are definitely tapping into that desire.

MKR: Meet Dan & Sam

We meet the young 'social media buddies' ahead of their instant restaurant challenge tonight.

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