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Kiwis embrace meal services

Woop owner Thomas Dietz has been supplying ready-made French-style meals to supermarkets for the past three years, but is now turnig his sights on home delivery.

Popular food delivery service My Food Bag faces increased competition from new rivals like Woop.

Much hyped milk arrives in Marlborough

Renwick SuperValue store manager Ravi Mahajan is excited to be one of the supermarkets which will sell Lewis Road Creamery's flavoured milk for the first time in the South Island.

Marlborough milk lovers can finally celebrate as the much hyped Lewis Road Creamery chocolate milk arrives on South Island shores from Wednesday.

How good is Lewis Rd coffee milk? video

Lewis Road Creamery flavoured milks roll out September 2.

Just how does Lewis Road Creamery's coffee milk compare to the competition?

Foodies keen on beefalo meat

Nadia and Blair Wisely of Netherton Beefalo farm with their Bison Bobo.

As Kiwis find a taste for boutique meat, a Southland beefalo business looks set to profit.

Lewis Rd reveals two new brews

Lewis Road Creamery flavoured milks roll out September 2.

New Lewis Rd milk flavours are coffee and vanilla. But not just any coffee and vanilla.

Sarah didn't notice MasterChef fail

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Ousted Masterchef NZ contestant Sarah Glading talks about her experience.

Sarah Glading says she did not even notice when her eviction from MasterChef NZ was revealed early.

Recipe: No-cook vegetarian tacos

These no-cook vegetarian tacos will brighten up your week.

Brighten up your week with this nut-mince taco, served with an avocado and feta smash.

Bubble & squeak cake

This dish is traditionally made with leftovers, but is easily made from scratch

This dish is traditionally made with leftovers, but is easily made from scratch

Confit stuffed duck breast

Duck breast is perfect for special occasions.

Duck breast is perfect for special occasions.

Pork chop & crackling with perry gravy

This dish looks flash but is very practical.

This dish looks flash but is very practical.

Hunter-style chicken with dried porcini

A simple, rustic dish with a base of onions, garlic and tomato.

A simple, rustic dish with a base of onions, garlic and tomato.

Swiss brown caps with walnuts & cheese

Cream carries the blue cheese and nuts for a delicious favourite.

Cream carries the blue cheese and nuts for a delicious favourite.

Autumnal salad with mushrooms & nuts

The beauty of this salad is that raw mushrooms are of pleasing firmness and full flavour.

The beauty of this salad is that raw mushrooms are of pleasing firmness and full flavour.

Beetroot & bacon salad

The oven does all the work in this satisfying salad.

The oven does all the work in this satisfying salad.

Where to eat in Rotorua

Whakarewarewa thermal valley, Rotorua

There's much more to Rotorua than the luge – here are the best places to eat in Rotovegas.

Pear with fromage à la crème

Fromage à la crème has a salty, rich flavour that goes well with the sweet pears.

Fromage à la crème has a salty, rich flavour that goes well with the sweet pears.

Lemon rice pudding with spiced pears

This creamy, lemony rice pudding is a sure winner.

This creamy, lemony rice pudding is a sure winner.

Duck braised with pears & spinach

In this dish pear adds its perfume to the bed of vegetables and wine.

In this dish pear adds its perfume to the bed of vegetables and wine.

Roasted pear, leek & chicken salad

Roasted pears add an appealing sweetness to this salad.

Roasted pears add an appealing sweetness to this salad.

The power of pumpkin soup

Spotswood College students Seth Bower, left, and Angel Blackett, both 14, team up to make vanilla ice cream.

Finding food that's quick, tasty and economic.

Young winemaker credits Marlborough origins

Young Winemaker of the Year Lauren Swift, originally from Marlborough, is the winemaker at Ash Ridge Winery, Hawkes Bay

Winemaker Lauren Swift has credited a Marlborough winery for her win in the Young Winemaker of the Year award.

Bananageddon hits Capital

Banana bread replaces the scarce fruit at Countdown Newtown, Wellington as the banana shortage stretches on

Some Wellington supermarket shelves were banana-free at the weekend as a shortage continues.

Beachside favourite a family affair

Coconut and plum cake from the Chocolate Fish Cafe.

Shelly Bay's Chocolate Fish cafe makes the most deliciously moist plum and coconut cake - and they're sharing their recipe.

Recipe: Rhubarb galettes

These sweet French desserts are a crowd-pleaser.

These tangy yet sweet French desserts are a real crowd-pleaser.

MasterChef: The Lim report

Hayley experienced both the highs and lows of Masterchef in a single episode.

Former Masterchef NZ champion Nadia Lim's dishes on who's rocked and who's flopped at last night's episode.

Spun sugar spells the end for Jemima video

Jemima Cruickshank hopes to return to the food industry.

An Auckland nurse credits her time on the wards with helping her to cope with the pressures of Masterchef NZ.

Cabbages fit for kings

Pick your savoy cabbage on the condition of its leaves, not its weight.

Spring's savoy cabbage has a mild, sweetish flavour - and these two recipes showcase it perfectly.

Entries open to Cuisine Artisan Awards

The Cuisine Artisan Awards celebrate the best of New Zealand's thriving boutique producers.

The Cuisine Artisan Awards celebrate the best of New Zealand's thriving boutique producers.

Fewer restaurants forced to shut

Vista Cafe in Oriental Tce was shut down for a day in October for health concerns. Owner Lexie Murdoch said it had since completely refurbished the kitchen.

We name the Wellington restaurants closed for health reasons in 2014-15.

Foodie festival 'huge' success

Zibibbo chef and co-owner Glen Taylor shows off the Damson-cured Ora king salmon with foraged fennel, gin botanicals, vanilla and salmon crackling. The entree is part of the restaurant's award winning Wellington on a Plate menu.

Hospitality staff can slow down after serving thousands of mouths during a "hugely" successful Wellington on a Plate festival.

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