Food & Wine

Victoria sponge with a saucy twist

Sponge cake

With limoncello and balsamic strawberries, this new take on the classic Victoria sponge is bound to knock your socks off.

Italian classic with vegan twist

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It's vegetarian awareness month, so try something new.

Coconut oil 'a health hazard'

Coconut oil shouldn't be used as regular cooking oil despite being trendy, says the heart foundation.

Double Down supercharged

Just when your arteries were getting over KFC's Double Down, here comes the triple down.

Sweet taste of success

A sickness has turned into something sweet for Wellington baker Kristine Bartley.

Six new-age 'chocolates'

From tree bark taste to an exotic flavour voyage, Anisa Kazemi tries out six chocolates that taste like anything but.

A perfect spring lunch


This smart chicken salad has a great texture and makes an ideal lunch with its mix of quinoa, farro, rice and greens.

Cafe: 'We are not child friendly'

Cafe operators have received applause and criticism for their open refusal to clean up after kids.

Move over cronuts

It turns out cronuts aren't the last word in irresistable highly-processed carb yum - introducing the "baissant".

The power and the glory

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I like riesling. Why don't you?

Lim: Teach your kids to cook

Nadia Lim

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Nadia Lim can't be bothered with bureaucrats arguing how to regulate our diets to save us from ourselves.

MKR contestants: Hear us raw

Neena and Belinda, My Kitchen Rules

My Kitchen Rules NZ contestants Neena and Belinda share their recipe for raw avocado and lime cheesecake.

Give a guilt-free fig

Figgy cake

In the four years of weekly writing, plenty has changed in the food world.

Al Brown: Money isn't everything

Al Brown

Celebrity chef Al Brown talks about being deported, taking financial risks and how he sleeps at night.

Al Brown, the emotional chef

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Chef Al Brown's tutor once told him his food was so leathery he should be a shoemaker.

Lodged in luxury


For a very special lunch, David Burton discovers a remote place that ticks all the boxes.

Cheesy peasy balls of flavour


These baked Lebanese lamb meatballs with peas and labna make a great family meal.

Thai herbed coconut soup

Thai herbed coconut soup

Tom Kha Gai is one of the two most well known soups to come out of Thailand.

Maximising your cup of joe


The science behind working out if right now is the perfect time for your morning coffee.

Feeding four on $100 a week


A new Hamilton cookbook is aimed at helping struggling families keep their grocery spend in check.

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