Food & Wine

The top five Food Show trends


This year it's all about juicing, blending and eating natural fats: here's what you'll find at Auckland's Food Show.

Predicting 2014's food trends Food trends that need to die Hot food trend: Kale chips

Giving tea a break

Dilmah mixologists The time-honoured cuppa is making a new appearance in cocktails and canapes.

Jumbo a piece of cake

elephant It was the elephant in the room that everyone wanted to talk about.

Almond milk: a new diet staple?

Almond milk Fresh almond milk is fast becoming the non-dairy choice for coffee and health fiends.

NZ expands into skinny wine

wine People want to drink wine, but be skinny and a little less drunk - at least that's the theory behind $17m research project.

Tiny, yummy doughnuts

doughnut The secret of these irresistible little balls of delicious is ricotta cheese, which gives them a springy texture.

Bright and tasty beetroot risotto

This risotto, using canned beetroot, involves minimal fuss, looks impressive and tastes great.

Recipe: Roast chicken with leeks

Recipe: Mashed parsnips

Chocolate coconut squares

These gluten-free treats fill the gap of guilty pleasure, sans the sinful side.

Gluten-free Afghan biscuits

A mouth-watering recipe for crunchy Afghan biscuits that's gluten, dairy and egg-free.

Kumara & banana muffins

Strogg to warm your cockles

A naughty but nice nibble

This recipes is a great way to use up excess zucchini at this time of year, plus it's delicious.

A question of psychology

wine There is always an awkward moment when my wife and I go out to dinner at the homes of friends who don't share our interest in wine but are, nevertheless, partial to the odd drop out of a clean glass.

Blueberry beer? Tell us more

Waikato blueberries in Hamilton beer: it's an experimental brew.

Skinny wine a sign of the times

The world prefers instant coffee

On ancient wine culture

Wine glorious wine: the excavation of a settlement from the Bronze Age has some stories to tell.

Can't always bake what you want

Hazelnut fudge slice We rise to the challenge and join the Wellington on a Plate bake club.

You're eating what?

Arsenic, insect bodies or even wood - the ten weirdest additives and ingredients found in everyday foods.

Cafe delivers country comfort

Cooking in the 'real Italy'

Move over kale

Hello camu camu: Introducing the new 'superfoods' on the block.

Rachel Hunter's toast taste test

From couture to carbs, the most famous Kiwi model of all time has come home to judge a toast competition.

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