Food & Wine

On choosing the right pans


Get your equipment right and you'll be a better cook. Here's where to start.

Gluten-free salmon pikelets

Sometimes you just need a little something under your salmon. Here's how to make that happen, gluten-free.

Neil Perry's choc hazelnut tart

Choc tart

Sweet dreams are made of this.

Potato, sesame & salami salad


Potato salad is always a crowd favourite - this version looks stunning and is packed with flavour.

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.

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

Southland Times photo

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.

A bit of gross on the side


Whether intentional, a dare, or a barf-making accident: tell us the grossest thing you've eaten.

Excitement of that first egg

First egg of spring

Nothing can explain the excitement of that first egg of the season.

Lamb shanks with garlic mash

Lamb shanks

As I write we are on day 27 of the most perfect spring weather in Queenstown's recorded history. It feels wrong to be submitting this slow cooked meal.

Sydney's best pho

Food fads come and go, but these Vietnamese noodle soups are never out of fashion.

Food bag idea takes off

Fresh, local produce delivered to your door

	 Emma Sinclair

Emma Sinclair has brought a culinary idea from her native Sweden to the Waikato.

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.