Food & Wine

Five ways to save on booze

Yes, there are ways to cut your alcohol bill without giving up the grog entirely.

Why you should be a 'reducetarian'

Kiwis eat a whopping 106.4 kilograms of meat each per year and we could learn a lot from reducetarianism.

Staff reveal worst ever diners

A dirty nappy and a mean message in gravy - staff spill their horror stories.

Nadia's Chicken & Vegetable Mee Goreng

This Indonesian favourite is a tasty way to ensure your family get a healthy serving of both protein and vegetables.

Boozy drinks to warm you up

Nothing will warm the cockles like a hot dram-spiked drink as you melt into the couch.

Food cart's unlikely ally

Roadside food truck was ticking along nicely; then came the quake, the customers and the complaint.

The Captain's Daughter

 I'm at the creatively named, nautically themed Captain's Daughter, a craft beer bar and bistro in Havelock town.

Cuisine: driving the conversation

Is NZ food really worthy of international acclaim?

Recipe: How to poach an egg

In the latest in the Chop Chop video series, Cuisine's Ginny Grant shows you how to achieve poached-egg perfection.

Hungarian bakers open patisserie in Thorndon

Hungarian chocolate swirl, almond croissants and freshly baked bread on the menu at the new Thorndon patisserie.

Supercharge your dull old porridge

Spice up your porridge game with something a little different.

Going mad over avocados

COMMENT: Avocados are on the national mind. We can't stop eating them, we can't stop talking about them.

Krispy Kreme coming to town

The global doughnut company will open its first NZ outlet, in south Auckland, next year.

Look Who's Talking: Peter Lowry

Look Who's Talking: award winning mixologist Peter Lowry

Easy fruit and nut oat slice

There are many ways, both sweet and savoury, to enjoy the goodness of rolled oats – and not just for breakfast.

Recipe: Savoury wholegrain porridge

Porridge served savoury is the next thing on our breakfast menus.

Recipe: Crispy oat patties

In place of breadcrumbs, add ground or processed rolled oats to hamburger patties, meatloaf or meatballs to give them extra body.

Recipe: Oat fruit crumble

Make a delicious crumble pudding topping with this easy recipe.

Brussels sprout and radicchio salad

Raw brussels sprouts offer a crisp take on this much-maligned vegetable.

Wakame butter with rye sourdough

Keeping the starter simple can be a great idea when you’re serving a feast – just fabulous bread and beautiful butter and you’re done.

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