How to become a wine expert

Research has found wine novices have the same smelling and tasting abilities as experts.

Baffled by tannins and terroir? Teach yourself to become a pro in less than a day with these six quick tips.

Pasta with a Japanese twist

Adam Liaw's salmon and seaweed spaghetti.

This salmon and nori cream dish is unlike anything you've had before.

Fragrant steamed fish parcels

These simple fish packages produce delicious results.

These simple fish packages produce delicious results.

My year in France

A team competes in the salt fete at Salies-de-Bearn which celebrates the town's saline-infused history.

After moving her family to a remote village in the Hautes-Pyrenees, Allyson Gofton embarked on a culinary and cultural adventure.

Ruth Pretty's comfort foods

Fish, rice and some easy extras make for a comforting mid-week meal.

My comfort food is not pork belly, mashed potatoes or cauliflower cheese, but fish, rice and spinach.

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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

How to become a wine expert

Research has found wine novices have the same smelling and tasting abilities as experts.

Baffled by tannins and terroir? Teach yourself to become a pro in less than a day with these six quick tips.

Are chia seeds the energy boost you need?

What started as a seed-y elixir for athletes has blossomed into a popular natural energy drink.

Pan Pacific from Garage Project is an Anzac biscuit beer.

Anzac beers in short supply

OPINION: The lack of New Zealand beers to commemorate the Gallipoli anniversary is disappointing.

food news

Baking saved him from the Nazis

Ernie Feld holds a picture of himself and other Nazi prisoners in his bakery.

This 90-year-old wartime survivor has kept his sweet sense of humour - and still runs his bake shop.

How NZ eats its pizza

Auckland loves cheap pizza, Cantabrians are all about toppings and Wellingtonians aren't fussed.

Organics Aotearoa New Zealand say foods are being labelled organic that aren't, and that MPI "seem not to care".

Are we being duped over organic food?

Abuse of the term "organic" in New Zealand means consumers may be unwittingly eating food tainted by chemicals.

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