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Make your own herbal shots

Herbal shots can boost the immune system and are a great first line of defence when you’re feeling under the weather.

It's a good time of year to head to the kitchen and create an immune system boosting natural cold and flu shot.

What's the perfect cup of tea?

Bag in or bag out? Does it matter how you drink your tea?

Bag in or out? Milk or sugar? Is there really a right way to drink tea?

The worst breakfast ever?

TVNZ Breakfast's Sam Wallace chows down on a dried millipede.

Watch: TVNZ's Sam and Rawdon gag while eating a dried centipede. Yeah, you read that right.

The most disgusting cocktail ever

How about a meatie Spam cocktail?

Apparently The Spamarita is "delighting customers with it's originality".

NZ's top food YouTube star

Culinary queen Carina Stewart shares her foodie conquests on her popular YouTube channel.

This Kiwi has taken her passion for food and turned it into an online YouTube money-maker.

Meet the new 'super grains'

Lamb and farro salad.

Forget quinoa - there's a demand for "novel, healthy and interesting in taste" foods.

Training with winning fare

This dish, starring Angus beef served on a bed of edamame puree with paua tortellini and a quail's egg in a nest of ...

Virginia Winder meets some students going for gold in a national competition.

Marlborough's starring role

Nick's Thai red curry with Omega Seafood's mussels and littleneck clams.

New television series shows Marlborough delicacies served by Michelin-star-trained chef.

NZ's most exciting new foods

Manukee UMF 10+ Manuka Honey Daily Wellness Drink, made with Manuka honey sourced from family owned hives near Tongariro ...

The culinary creations served up as winners of last night's Fine Food New Zealand Innovation Awards.

The legal guide to buying liquor video

Driver's licences can only be used to confirm a person's age if they are issued in New Zealand.

Can you buy booze from the supermarket with your kids? What forms of ID can you use?

Game of Rhones returns

Some of the characters in costume at the Sydney Game of Rhones.

With Game of Thrones' sixth season wrapped up, fans still have wine and dress-ups to enjoy.

How to avoid the superfood trap

The average price of "super" berries such as acai is tens of times higher than humble blackberries or apples.

The word "superfood" instantly makes me suspicious.

McDonald's registers 'McDelivery' service

Popping out to grab "a Maccas" may become unnecessary, if the fast food giant starts a "McDelivery" service in New ...

Is the fast food giant planning to bring you all day breakfast right to your bed?

Chilli-eating champ keeps title gallery video

All but one of Saturday's competitors fell by the wayside.

The fire breathers of professional chilli-eating world are out in force.

Bootleggers raising spirits video

Bootleggers Craft Mixers founder and director James Waugh started the business in a basement bar and kept it a secret ...

Tucked away in the bush lies a secret soda lab that's set to "bring Wellington to the World".

Weet-Bix are being sold for $50

Weet-Bix: How many can you do, and for what price?

New Zealand's breakfast of champions is a sudden hit overseas. Why?

Fish and chips gets ethical video

Making the right choice at the local fish and chip shop could have significant environmental impacts.

Deciding between battered or crumbed is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to making the right order at the local fish and chip shop.

Review: Carlton Bar and Eatery, Christchurch

Steak is the Carlton's specialty.

A great steak, but why the coleslaw?  

Review: Nobanno

Nobanno offers the chilli-free flavours of Bangladesh.

The sauces are the stars at the Bangladesh restaurant Nobanno.

Recipe: Jordan Rondel's tiered orange blossom and lime cake

A subtle hint of orange blossom in this lovely cake makes it truly something special.

Winter's citrus fruits are given star treatment in this fragrant cake.

Recipe: Sam Mannering's homemade pasta

Don't be daunted by this recipe - it is much easier than it seems.

Poaching your own pasta will earn you some serious cooking credentials.

BK's latest is sadly genius

Mac n' Cheetos - could be the best food mash-up since Taco Bell introduced in 2012 the Doritos Locos Taco shell.

​Burger King announces new mash-up for a favourite dish, to eat on the go.

KFC's chicken charges your phone

When your phone is also hungry, KFC India has the answer.

KFC's latest meal fills not just your belly, but also your phone.

'The sweat will burn your eyes' video

The finale on Saturday will include winners of heats that took place around the country in the past few months.

Shaky knees, blurred vision and hearing distortion all part of the fun in national chilli-eating championships.

It's cold out there video

Emma Galloway and her children

Winter is for cooking and eating, so we asked three foodies to share some warming recipes.

A dog's breakfast

Furtography recreates the Cake Smash phenomenon for your dog.

Stuff finds five Christchurch cafes that welcome your four-legged friend, and a place that photographs pooches and smashing cakes.

Brewed locally? Yeah right

The Small Town, Big Sounds concert at the Mangatainoka Tui brewery attracted a big crowd in 2010. The brewery is ...

Tui has been brewed on the banks of the Mangatainoka since 1889 but by next week much less of it will be.

Drink up for a good cause

Queen of Jackson bartender Jade Williams pours a Karma Keg pint. There have been 43 Hutt Valley charities and community ...

Fancy paying $30 for a pint of beer? Some Petone punters are more than happy to do so.

Long harvest, bumper yield

Grape harvesters make their way up the Wairau Valley.

Marlborough harvest beats last year by 100,000 tonnes.

Auckland's best buns

Who doesn't enjoy something hot and steamy?

Among the many delicious Asian foods which abound in Auckland, the humble steamed bun deserves special praise.

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