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Best pie in NZ revealed gallery video

Judges considered pies from all over New Zealand.

This year's best pie goes to a humble Kiwi classic from Tauranga, best served with tomato sauce.

How to cook the perfect hot chip

Tomato sauce, gravy, mayonnaise or aioli, nothing beats a good chip.

It's everyone's favourite side, but this is how to do it in the best way.

Cooking with 'fruit of the gods'

Joachim Ogden prepares persimmon cheesecake.

Protein shakes, glazes, face masks - get ready to ride the persimmon wave.

Kiwi chef in world top 20

Potato gnocchi, mushrooms, pine nuts, and truffles shone in  Leslie Hottiaux's signiature dish at Crown Melbourne

Leslie Hottiaux has her golden ticket to Milan to take on the world's best chefs.

Best pork in NZ revealed

Akaroa Butchery and Deli's owner Brendon Foster.

A Canterbury butchery has taken out the title of New Zealand's Ham of the Year.

Diner accidentally pays $1.9m for curry

The customer typed in the wrong amount when paying for his curry.

A customer accidentally paid $1.9 million for a meal at an Indian restaurant - and incredibly, the payment went through.

Food, jelly and theatre video

The students describe their art as an "experiential culinary experience".

Student duo the only New Zealanders selected for prestigious Sydney Design Festival.

The myth of smaller meals

Studies suggest eating smaller meals frequently doesn't contribute to decreased appetite.

Is having smaller, more frequent meals the key to controlling your appetite?

Miltons Canteen's spicy fried beans

With cafe co-owner Michael Beere with Baker Katie McWha, whose bread that sells out everyday at Miltons Canteen.

Michael and Alice Beere from Milton's Canteen share their story, and a delicious recipe

More than a pot-roast

Perfect food and wine matches discovered after travelling to Sicily.

Michael Dearth and Ben Bayly of Auckland's Baduzzi recently travelled Sicily in search of the perfect food and wine matches. Here's one of their discoveries.

Al Brown shows his green thumb

Al Brown is now the official ambassador for Garden to Table.

Restaurateur Al Brown is now the official ambassador of Garden to Table, a charity helping schools teach Kiwi kids about good nutrition.

Street food stalls get Michelin star

Hawker Chan Hong Meng earned a Michelin star for his soya sauce chicken rice and noodle.

Some dishes cost just $2.50 but these two street food stalls have just been awarded a star by Michelin.

'Best value' alternative meals

Get yourself a two-course meal from fine dining restaurant Saggio di Vino for $54.

 Neat Places chooses their picks of the restaurants offering the best value alternative meals.

'Cadbury stop being a snake'

Sunday Star-Times reporter Brooke Bath with some of the new "Kiwi Legends" Cadbury chocolate which has just come onto ...

Are Kiwi's being dished up the left overs of popular Aussie flavours?

Trendy, or just lazy?

Jam jar glasses might not be as cool as some people think.

Beer, juice, milkshakes - it's cool to drink them from jars now. But it might be a bit lazy, too.

Running of the little red balls video

Mmmm, Jaffas.

In what's possibly the world's biggest lolly scramble, 75,000 Jaffas hurtled to the bottom of the world's steepest street.

Double Down disappointment

Rachel Morgan was left bitterly disappointed when her KFC Double Down burger measured up to be the same size as her ...

KFC Double Down burger the size of a child's toy car leaves woman with bad taste in her mouth.

Beervana nirvana

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Beer writer Phil Cook at Beervana.

Beervana showcases better than any other festival how craft beer has well and truly moved on from faddism.

Review: Madam Kwong's Restaurant, Christchurch

Madam Kwong's Restaurant is tucked off to the side down Blenheim Rd.

I had to pass on the chewy braised pigs' ears, which failed to win me over.

Food truck tuck in gallery

Street Feast co-founder Simon Bowen, of Three Little Birds Jamaican food  truck, cooks up some Jamaican jerk pork.

Levin jumps into the food truck scene with both feet as 2000 people roll up for the town's first food truck festival.

Brewery lines up Lyall Bay move


Wellington craft beer producer ParrotDog is shifting its home base.

Will the Pink Church change colour?

Cambridge's Pink Church has been sold.

Good George Brewery is taking over the Pink Church in Cambridge, but will they keep its iconic colour?

Vineyards produce 'evolutionary' map

Felton Road Wines winemaker Blair Walter at the launch of a Bannockburn vineyard map for wine lovers keen to learn more ...

Fine wine regions around the world have them, now Bannockburn in Central Otago does too.

Cold remedies that actually taste good

Chicken soup for the soul: Nicky Riemer makes broth to ward off the lurgies.

Kick winter colds and the flu to the curb with these top tasting home remedies top chefs swear by.

Recipe: Mocha cake with coffee syrup

Food styling and recipes by Bernadette Hogg. Styling by Kate Arbuthnot.

Transform a normal chocolate cake into a mocha cake with this delicious coffee syrup.

Rude customers pay more

A whiteboard outside a coffee shop in Virginia, US.

US coffee joint threatens to charge more if customers don't say "please".

McDonald's 'custom burger' fail

McDonald's let customers create their own burgers - and clearly didn't anticipate what they might dream up.

Fast food giant in damage-control mode after customers hijack site with tasteless burger suggestions.

Judging the best pies in NZ video

Potential winners waiting in the warmer at judging HQ in Auckland.

538 bakeries, 12 categories, 21 judges and 5200 pies - the country's biggest food awards are back.

Gaetano Spinosa's migliaccio napoletano

A romantic dessert, like all Napoletano men!

Spacca's chef showcases the delicious and delicate flavours of Napoli with this dessert.

Karena and Kasey go global

Karena and Kasey Te Awa-Bird filming in India for their new show Kasey And Karena's Kitchen Diplomacy.

The MasterChef NZ winners talk about their new show Karena and Kasey's Kitchen Diplomacy.

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