Food & Wine

Food Truck chef's fast food tips


Having kids has inspired chef Michael Van de Elzen to conjure up some good old home cooking recipes, writes Bess Manson.

A beery political question

Beer and politics

In the lead up to the election we ask party leaders some very important questions about beer.

Recipe: Sausage rolls

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I can still remember the aroma wafting through the kitchen at Harvey Street every time mum made a batch of sausage rolls.

Wine risky for asthmatics

Red wine

A group of people, particularly asthmatics, are allergic to the 'preservatives' added to wine to prevent it turning into vinegar.

Brewers tap into Petone 'vibe'

Baylands beer

Craft beer brewing has returned to the Hutt Valley, with Baylands ramping up production in Petone.

How to: microwave mug cakes

Mug cake

Is it really possible to bake yummy cakes in the office microwave? We put three variations to the test.

Simple rules for healthy eating


Before you know it, your week of eating well and exercising has become a distant memory.

Can you cook cheap eats?

Cooking at home

There may be no such thing as a free lunch but there sure is a cheap and nutritious one.

Love rules for foodie cuties

Ricki-Mae Paisley and Jessie Smulders

Partners in food and life buoyed by public reaction to relationship on My Kitchen Rules.

Recipe: Corned beef hash

Corn beef hash

With all the busy-ness about at the moment this has been a favourite quick supper in our house.

MKR Recipe: Chorizo and greens stew

Megan Dobson and Kelly du Toit

Contestants from My Kitchen Rules NZ share what they hope will be a winning recipe from the show.

Spring's silver lining

spring strap

Spring is the perfect time to stop and smell the roses. And the corned beef.

The A to Z of sake


From what it actually is, to the best way to drink it and more - everything you need to know about Janpan's national drop.

How to store fresh herbs


What's the best way to prevent herbs from wilting? And more vexing food questions answered.

Family favourite with a tangy twist

Southland Times photo

A traditional lemon meringue pie recipe is just different enough with the inclusion of lime.

Big cheese shares secrets

Juliet Harbutt

The first time Juliet Harbutt sampled top quality European cheese was a life-changing moment.

Burger King's bizarre new offering

Black burger

Burger King's new black burger could be the perfect edible accessory for All Blacks fans - if it ever reaches these shores.

Penis gummies shock lolly lovers


Nelson firm is dealing with a sticky situation after phallic sweets slipped into some of its lolly packs.

Add bingeing believers to the list

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Beware the Believers who drink too much.

Thriving hives help business grow


Happy Valley Honey wants to transform Drury into a food tourism destination with a focus on bees.