Sweet KFC smell in candle form

Scented candles are all the rage, and KFC's released their own.

One person will get the sweet smell of the famous 11 herbs and spices at home.

Pacific pickled fish salad

Pacific pickled fish salad with coconut turmeric dressing

8:23 AM  This is a celebratory spin on the traditional Polynesian fish salads like ika mata and kokoda.

What's inside a fruit mince pie?

Depressing stat - for every pie consumed you need to walk 4-6 kilometers to burn off the calories.

Depressing stat - for every pie consumed you need to walk 4-6 kilometers to burn off the calories.

Best and worst food trends

Geraldine cafe co-owner Holly Nicholson with the 2kg Gotham burger.

From pulled pork for everyone to K-pop's rapid rise, 2016 threw up a mixed bag of fave food trends.

Sam Mannering's dumplings

Dumplings are much easier to make than you think – just mix, fill, dunk and enjoy.

Making Chinese-style dumplings is much easier than you think – just mix, fill, dunk and enjoy.

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recipes

Recipe: Kerala baked kahawai

Kerala baked kahawai

8:25 AM  Kahawai is one of NZ's most underrated fish - and this Kerala-style spice paste is perfect for it.

Recipe: Pacific pickled fish salad

8:23 AM  This is a celebratory spin on the traditional Polynesian fish salads like ika mata and kokoda.

Salmon & buckwheat coulibiac

Vege tonnato

readers' recipes

Recipe: the easiest, edible gift

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

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

Drinking butterflies

Rosés, says John Saker, are like butterflies  – vivid, short-lived summer things.

John Saker's top five European rosés for summer.

Lamb Kofta Pita Pockets

These lamb kofta are packed with flavour and are also simple to make. Form your kofta ahead of time to make for a speedy weeknight meal.

Crate Day 2015 at Manly Beach, Auckland.

With that, Crate Day was born

It's like New Zealand's own Christmas: Beers, stubbies and commercialism to welcome in summer.

food news

Lower Hutt cafe top choice - again

Lower Hutt's Sweet Vanilla Cafe owner/operator Cheryl McIvor, left, with team members Betty and Hanna.

The votes are in and Lower Hutt's Sweet Vanilla Kitchen is the top cafe in Wellington.

Best and worst food trends

From pulled pork for everyone to K-pop's rapid rise, 2016 threw up a mixed bag of fave food trends.

Scented candles are all the rage, and KFC's released their own.

Sweet KFC smell in candle form

One person will get the sweet smell of the famous 11 herbs and spices at home.

Only the best make the cut: Celebrate extraordinary tastes in search to find NZ’s best red meat dishes.

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