Food & Wine

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

KIM KNIGHT - Sunday Star Times

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.

Snapper prices go crazy


Snapper tops prices of 12 commonly available fish, at $38 per kg, while hoki comes in cheapest at $13.29.

How to cook the perfect steak


Top tips on cooking the perfect eye fillet steak, plus a delicious recipe to try once you've mastered the art.

Ministry of Food gets results

Jamie Oliver

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food program increases vegetable consumption, study finds.

Weet-Bix ditches the wheat


Kiwis on gluten-free diets can now enjoy the breakfast of champions, but the new variety comes at a price.

Beef wins taste test

Top sausages

An Ashburton butcher took out this year's top prize for sausages with a beef and blue cheese combo.

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