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Witt cooks up a win

From left; Abbey Warner, Nerys Whelan and Genevieve Lysaght, who took out the top award in the prestigious annual Nestlé Toque d'Or student culinary competition.

Taranaki's trainee hospitality stars have taken out top spots in a battle of the tastebuds. 

Kiwis making waves in NY meet

Helen Clark and New York-based Michelin starred Kiwi chef Matt Lambert at his Musket Room restaurant.

In a town like New York it never takes too long for expat Kiwis to meet up.

Andrew Little hops to the Left

Labour leader Andrew Little takes tips from brewer Shigeo Takagi as they create a craft beer at The Occasional Brewer in Wellington.

They say the test of a political leader is whether you would want to have a beer with them.

Celebrity chef confirms Dunedin restaurant

Josh Emett and Fleur Caulton

Michelin star chef Josh Emett confirms he is opening up a restaurant in Dunedin.

Jelly Tip flavoured milk, anyone?

Lewis Road Creamery's chocolate milk sold out of supermarkets when it was introduced last year.

Yes, we are milking this mystery new flavour announcement for all it's worth.

Enjoy this month: Pacific Oysters

Pacific oysters are at their best for eating from July through to around November.

Pacific oysters have been farmed in New Zealand since the 1970s and are prized for their unique flavour and plump, succulent meat.

Two new Lewis Road milk flavours

Lewis Road Creamery's hallowed chocolate milk will be on South Island supermarket shelves from September 2.

Lewis Road Creamery's Chocolate Milk will be on sale down south is September... and it's launching two new flavours.

Devilled lamb kidneys & silverbeet

Offal dishes like this feature regularly on the menus of some hip Auckland cafes.

Offal dishes like this feature regularly on the menus of some hip Auckland cafes.

Posh cottage pie

A deliciously luxurious version of a cottage pie.

A deliciously luxurious version of a cottage pie.

Lamb & kumara pasties

A kiwi take on traditional Cornish pasties.

A kiwi take on traditional Cornish pasties.

Switch to wholefoods cured ills

Buffy-Ellen Gill's Mango and tumeric cheesecake

A plant-based diet gave a new lease of life to food writer Buffy-Ellen Gill.

Green beans, pork, tofu & olives

A combination of two favourite Chinese dishes.

A combination of two favourite Chinese dishes.

Chicken & cabbage larb with sticky rice

A hot dish perfectly complemented by the firm texture of Thai sticky rice.

A hot dish perfectly complemented by the firm texture of Thai sticky rice.

Mum's meatballs

These meatballs go well with rice, mashed potato or noodles.

These meatballs go well with rice, mashed potato or noodles.

Caramel trio

Salted caramel is so hot right now.

Salted caramel is so hot right now.

Steamed chocolate sponge pudding

The addition of the caramel sauce makes it a particularly rich dessert, so serve in small portions

The caramel sauce makes for a particularly rich dessert.

Sticky buns with Marsala caramel

These rich yeasted buns are perfect with a strong cup of tea or coffee.

These rich yeasted buns are perfect with a strong cup of coffee.

Orange flan (flan de naranja)

This is essentially a Spanish version of creme caramel.

This is essentially a Spanish version of creme caramel.

Pear tarte Tatin

A tarte Tatin is always an elegant dessert and has the advantage of being simple to prepare.

An elegant dessert that is simple to prepare.

Kumara hits the sweet spot

Kumara makes a wonderful ravioli filling.

Thanks to a plentiful supply of kumara at the moment, you can often find them on special.

Tofu's winning ways - getting creative with curds

Dux Dine's head chef Tristin Anderson's tofu mousse.

Tofu is a popular protein source for vegetarians.

Roast fish with champagne sauce

A bubbly topping complements this roast fish dish.

A bubbly topping perfectly complements this hapuku, leek and oyster dish.

How to pick a perfect long black

Crema is a sign of a good long black.

It's possible that no brew is so misunderstood - but here's how to get it just right.

Wellington's Bresolin dynasty begins with a pizza slice

Restaurateur Remiro Bresolin in 1999.

With a flourish of a chequered tablecloth, a flamboyant Italian made Wellington a foodie mecca.

Vegetable garden soup

This is simply a vegetable puree with a few delicious additions.

This is simply a vegetable puree with a few delicious additions.

Braised lamb shoulder with prune & cauliflower

Grated cauliflower makes for an interesting texture in this lamb dish.

Grated cauliflower makes for an interesting texture in this lamb dish.

Cured Mt Cook salmon with butternut puree

Pea shoots adorn this novel salmon dish.

Pea shoots adorn this novel salmon dish.

Squid with chorizo & eggplant marmalade

Interesting flavours combine in this fun squid dish

Interesting flavours combine in this fun squid dish

Goat's cheese profiteroles with rata honey

You can make the profiteroles a day in advance.

You can make the profiteroles a day in advance.

Brown bread & golden syrup steamed puddings

What could be more Kiwi than a golden syrup steamed pudding?

What could be more Kiwi than a golden syrup steamed pudding?

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