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Big weekend ahead

Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar owner Ryan McQuillan, left, Scotch Bar owner Dan Gillett and Yard Bar and Bistro owner Joe Johnstone are throwing a street party at Bythell Place on Saturday.

The biggest party in Marlborough is not a standalone event, with plenty of other activities on offer

Taste testing at Noodle Markets

A selection of dishes from the Night Noodle Markets.

The night was warm, the beer was flowing, and the queues were long - but what was the food actually like?

Secret to perfect poached eggs video

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Get out the strainer and ladle because here are three steps to guarantee a professional-level poachie every time.

Seared salmon with scallops

Seared salmon with scallops and minted pea paste

Served with a minted pea paste, this makes easy and impressive main course for a summer dinner party.

Toasted coconut ice cream

Toasted coconut ice cream with roasted nectarines

The taste of summer... roasted nectarines with a home-made coconut ice cream.

Noodle markets still heaving

The Collier and Munro families came together for a night with noodles.

The queues were a little shorter, and the wait times were a little less - but the appetites were just as large.

Time to get figgy with it

Figs, chocolate and wine: what's not to like about these shiraz fig brownies?

Here's how to use the luscious summer fruit in a unique brownie recipe.

Combining tea and coffee

Bell Tea and Coffee Company boss Mark Hamilton says Bell and Hummingbird have complimentary expansion ambitions.

Bell Tea and Christchurch coffee roaster Hummingbird look to expand together.

Barbecued corn with chilli and lime

Marinated Barbecued Corn

Soak it first and smother it in delicious marinade... for succulent, scrummy corn

Noodle market problems tackled video

More than 20,000 attended the opening night of the Night Noodle Market in Hagley Park.

Organisers promise opening night issues have been solved and encourage punters to try again.

Cocktail enclosed in icy sphere

The icy sphere needs to be cracked open before the cocktail can be enjoyed.

A bartender has created a cocktail that is almost certainly more trouble than it's worth. 

Chopsticks trick blows minds

Think you’ve been using wooden chopsticks right? Well think again.

Think you’ve been using wooden chopsticks right? Think again.

Blenheim chef on culinary pavilion

Arbour Restaurant owners Lizz Buttimore, left, and Bradley Hornby who will be cooking a pork dish at the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival.

"It's cool for us, being a little restaurant up the road."

Honey and cardamom cheesecake

Honey and cardamom cheesecake.

Here's a dessert with just an accent of spice to bring out the ingredients.

Crowds overwhelm noodle market video

Seasoned professionals Hoy Pinoy was a popular choice for barbecue.

Hour long queues, stallholders running out of food and major traffic jams as thousands turned out for Christchurch's Night Noodle Markets.

Cupcakes baked in car 'oven'

Perth resident Kellie Hill's post about cooking cupcakes in the heat of her parked car has gone viral on social media.

A Perth resident who apparently baked cupcakes in the heat of her parked car, has risen to fame on social media.

Ideas for using up your surplus stonefruit

When life gives you apricots, make apricot leather.

If you've got an overload of apricots, peaches or nectarines, check out these easy ideas for using them up.

Oldest wine passes acid test gallery video

The 1903 blend of pinot noir, pinot meunier and syrah is poured at Brancepeth Station in Wairarapa.

Experts hail "amazing" time-traveller from distant dawn of Kiwi wine industry.

Lewis Road enters the ice cream market

Lewis Road Creamery's latest line-up: premium ice cream in hokey pokey, vanilla and chocolate, and artisan rose.

After the hits and misses of chocolate, 'breast' and reindeer milk, will these ice creams cause as much hype?

Uber and Lewis Road announce ice cream deal

You're just a few taps away from trying just-released Lewis Road Creamery ice cream in either chocolate, vanilla or hokey pokey.

Eager to get your hands on the brand's new ice cream? Well, now it's coming straight to your door

Ophir's Pitches Store chef wins top national award for "playful" dish

Daniel Hill, of Pitches Store in Ophir, won the Best Regional Dish at the Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards in Auckland on Tuesday with his dish - smoked eye fillet of Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Reserve Beef and green tea.

Ophir's Pitches Store, in Central Otago, has won the Best Regional Dish at the Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards

Foodies fooled into eating Maccas

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Top "food influencers" were tricked into eating a gourmet McDonald's feast... and they were lovin' it.

Absinthe: The facts and the myths

Absinthe is one of the world's least understood liquors.

A Green Fairy to some and the Green Curse to others, this is one of the world's least understood liquors.

Moustache takes cookies on the road video

The 1978 Bedford school bus-turned-Moustache Milk & Cookie bus parked up in Auckland's Aotea Square.

Popular Auckland cookie store opens up shop in a bus after soaring CBD rent forced its shop to close.

Artisan Awards reader dinner

Gareth Stewart, right, tests out the Cuisine Artisan Awards menu with Euro head chef Hayden Smith.

Gareth Stewart of Euro has designed a six-course menu showcasing the winning products. 

Cuisine Artisan Awards 2016

The Cuisine Artisan Awards celebrate NZ's best boutique food producers.

We're delighted to announce the winners of the Cuisine Artisan Awards 2016. All this year's winners have a clear passion for what they do and have put their all into bringing their products to the market.

The Bachelor's V Day plans

The Bachelor Arthur Green and his girlfriend, Matilda Rice.

What's on the Valentines Day menu for Art and Matilda and other well-known Kiwi couples?

Recipe: Spicy corn fritters

Hot, hot, hot! Corn fritters with jalapeno butter.

For fritters with a sting in the tail, try this chilli-lovers' recipe featuring jalapenos.

Celebrity chefs share their food fails

Jax Hamilton and Nadia Lim had to construct a macaron tower in the final of MasterChef in 2011.

Salt mistaken for sugar, collapsing macaron towers, exploding cakes... kitchen disasters aren't just for the amateurs.

Pies rush out door

Pie connisour John Bamford wraps his chops around Moturoa Cafe's Big Breakfast Pie.

Could these be New Zealand's best pies?

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