Food & Wine

Victoria sponge with a saucy twist

Sponge cake

With limoncello and balsamic strawberries, this new take on the classic Victoria sponge is bound to knock your socks off.

Beautiful little sponge cakes Making the perfect sponge cake

Italian classic with vegan twist

Southland Times photo It's vegetarian awareness month, so try something new.

Coconut oil 'a health hazard'

Coconut oil shouldn't be used as regular cooking oil despite being trendy, says the heart foundation.

Double Down supercharged

Just when your arteries were getting over KFC's Double Down, here comes the triple down.

Sweet taste of success

A sickness has turned into something sweet for Wellington baker Kristine Bartley.

Ruby rhubarb

Tart Rhubarb's amazing transformation seems to happen in a matter of days.

A perfect spring lunch

This smart chicken salad has a great texture and makes an ideal lunch with its mix of quinoa, farro, rice and greens.

Hot and spicy

MKR contestants: Hear us raw

Cauliflower-base pizza

If you love the idea of pizza but don't fancy a doughy bread base, this recipe could be your answer.

Dessert even Fools can make

This dish - originally called a Fool - dates back to the 16th century, but it still looks and tastes delish.

Snack bars minus mystery

Gluten-free salmon pikelets

Sweet, sweet gluten-free

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

The power and the glory

Generic wine glass I like riesling. Why don't you?

How Nespresso plans world domination

Aimie Cronin travelled to Sydney to meet the chief coffee brewer for Nespresso.

Wild sour tarts

Coffee habits are shaped by genes

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?

Spring-summer veges to enjoy

strap Here are five vegetables to keep an eye on as they become more plentiful on shelves.

Move over cronuts

It turns out cronuts aren't the last word in irresistable highly-processed carb yum - introducing the "baissant".

Lim: Teach your kids to cook

Give a guilt-free fig

Cafe: 'We are not child friendly'

Cafe operators have received applause and criticism for their open refusal to clean up after kids.

MKR: Meet Dan & Sam

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

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