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Tight food budget 'do-able but miserable'

The Tafai family, left to right: Noah, 9, Tafai, Rudy, 11, Mika, 6, Millie, and Tali, 11. Millie's idea of feeding the ...

Millie Ormond set a goal of feeding her family of six for a week on $150. Here's how she succeeded.

Craft brewery Panhead sold

Former Panhead Custom Ales owner Mike Neilson plans to continue  brewing for the company.

Wellington beer maker Panhead has been snapped up by a global brewing giant.

Peter Gordon's salmon sashimi salad

Salmon Sashimi, cucumber, tomato, ginger, almond and yoghurt.

Rather like a generous sashimi assembly, this refreshing dish works a treat after a bowl of miso soup or tomato gazpacho.

It's not about the food

He might look like a cross between David Crosby, Bill Bailey and a 1970s Bond villain, but the avuncular Jonathan Gold ...

REVIEW: An entertaining and engrossing portrait of an eccentric food critic

Auckland's best winter cocktail bars

Beirut's Phoenician Sour cocktail is a rich and citric taste explosion.

They warm the body and soothe the soul - this is our list of five of Auckland's best winter cocktails this year.

Best Auckland winter meals

Cassia - modern Indian fusion

Everyone loves a hearty winter meal, here's our list of five of the best in Auckland.

A Taste of... The Jefferson, Auckland

There are over 600 whiskies on offer.

A taste of… The Jefferson 

Fancy a turmeric latte?

Is this turmeric's golden hour?

It's the ingredient on everyone's lips. Here's how to make it shine in an immune boosting latte.

A Taste of... Eden Noodles

You have to order the dumplings in spicy sauce from Eden Noodles.

Eden Noodles have the best dumplings in Auckland.

Should we go totally smoke free?

Do you still spark up outside?

Ashtrays are disappearing from both inside and outside New Zealand cafes and restaurants.

Part of the family

Lake Chalice office manager Sue Binnie, left, with her husband and managing director Phil Binnie.

Family-owned wine company adds to its portfolio.

Star anise breakfast buns

Katrina Meynink's star anise breakfast buns.

Gobbling down one of these buns fresh from the oven is heaven on a chilly morning.

Nigella's MasterChef master stroke

Nigella Lawson stays true to her own style of cooking on MasterChef.

Nigella Lawson's home-made twist puts Australia's would-be chefs to the test.

The Marlborough City debate stuff nation

Is the outlook for Blenheim's name, not so sunny?

For: Marlborough is a recognisable and marketable name. Against: The 150 year history of Blenheim runs deep.

Aussies protest pop-up McDonald's

The group is concerned the chain is testing the market and will not leave.

The world's biggest restaurant chain will open a pop-up store in inner city Glebe - and some in the area are definitely not lovin' it.

How fun is it to get drunk?

Drinking alcohol is associated with all sorts of other factors known to boost happiness.

Does drinking make people happier, or does being happier make people drink?

Five dishes Nigella says to master

Nigella Lawson says there are certain dishes that every home cook should know.

Nigela Lawson reveals five dishes every home chef should know backwards.

Coconut affogato with salted hazelnut praline

Salted hazelnut praline embellishes this easy dessert.

Crunchy praline with smooth coconut affogato.

Fish, lentil and witloof salad with saffron orange vinaigrette

Fish, lentil and witloof salad with saffron orange vinaigrette.

We grow beautiful, high-quality saffron in New Zealand – mostly in Hawke’s Bay and Central Otago. It’s a natural partner for both fish and orange, and works well with the earthy flavours of the lentils in this light meal.

Flat iron beef with spring onion and gochujang sauce

Add flare to this beef dish with kimchi.

Blending Korean and New Zealand livens up flat iron beef.

Restaurants rethink reservations

Mike Egan gives us an insight in to the hospitality business.

Booking ahead can make life easier for everyone but restaurants are paying a high price for the customers who don't show up.

Potato & karengo bread

Karengo seaweed gives this potato bread a unique NZ twist.

Pair this potato and karengo seaweed bread with top artisan cheese and salad for a delicious dish.

Kiwi insures tastebuds for $1m

Yvonne Lorkin has million-dollar tastebuds.

"We simply can't risk my nostrils or taste buds going on strike," says wine critic.

Fish n' chips app offers delivery

General manager Richard Samways manages both the Thorndon Chippery and Mt Vic Chippery, both of which offer delivery ...

Wellington's The Chippery stores serve fish n' chips in a box instead of paper, and they even deliver to your door.

Hungry? Try a 'sky prawn' video

Locusts, aka 'sky prawns', are now on the menu at a Duendin cafe.

Locusts are proving so popular they are flying off the menu at a Dunedin restaurant.

Ripping out a good risotto

With good preparation, making a risotto is actually quite simple

Risotto is a great meal to add to your repertoire of dishes that can be cooked within 30-45 minutes.

Stopping those sugar cravings

Humans are programmed to crave foods rich in sugar and fat.

Can we train ourselves to hunger for healthy food rather than sugary treats?

Black bean hummus with roasted cauliflower salad

Put a new spin on hummus with black beans and black tahini.

Meld these new and old ingredients together to create an exquisite meat-free meal.

No action against bar directors

The company behind Parrot and Jigger, Whistle Stop and Station Cafe Casino was placed in liquidation in 2015, running up ...

Liquidators will not take action against Lower Hutt bars after investigating if they were trading while insolvent.

McDonald's 'naughty' green burger

McDonald's new green burger: cool or gross?

Macca's has launched a colourful new creation but burger fans don't seem to be lovin' it.

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