Food & Drink
VIRGINIA WINDER - © Fairfax NZ NewsDenis Duthie has been getting hot and steamy with asparagus.
WARWICK FOY - © Fairfax NZ NewsThis beer made me chuckle, but does it taste any good? Is it supposed to? Clearly targeting a lads and laughs market, the Wakachangi label is a send-up of some of the beer hyperbole common on bottles these days. There is also quirky YouTube marketing that's been a hit with viewers.
WARWICK FOY - © Fairfax NZ NewsGolden Eagle Vs Dog, Episode 2, Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster
© Fairfax NZ NewsWe also focus on providing a pathway to further training or a job after school.
SARAH FOY - © Fairfax NZ NewsJamie Phillips moves lightly and quickly on his feet as he finishes a salad.
The Daily Brews
WARWICK FOY - © Fairfax NZ NewsAs the most physically dominant birds in New Zealand, Moa must have been formidable and distinctive creatures.
KATY POWER - © Fairfax NZ NewsFollowing a recent study on multinational food corporations and the impact they have on the eating habits of people, our senior food and nutrition students were keen to develop their own "take" on hamburgers, fries and icecream sundaes.
VIRGINIA WINDER - © Fairfax NZ NewsPeople need to walk gingerly through Witt's hospitality department - things are getting downright dangerous and creatively competitive.
© Fairfax NZ NewsAs summer approaches and the days get longer, we tend to start to spend more time outside, firing up the BBQ and having friends around.
WARWICK FOY - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe boys at ParrotDog extend their impressive range with this take on a Scotch ale.
SARAH FOY - © Fairfax NZ NewsThis month BurgerFuel picked up its seventh successive Halamoana award for best takeout.
WARWICK FOY - © Fairfax NZ NewsREVIEW: Moonless Stout was one of the more memorable beers at this year's Beervana beer festival held in Wellington.
© Fairfax NZ NewsKaty Power teaches her students that the key to cooking is to keep it simple.
© Fairfax NZ NewsA range of easy recipes that you could give to kids to keep them out of your hair.
At Jan Rawlinson's cheesemaking demonstration in St Chad's church hall, New Plymouth, there are eight of us itching to learn the age-old tradition.
Plzen, with a population of 170,000, is a Czech city sited at the meeting of four rivers. It was the location of the 1953 Plzen uprising when locals rallied against communist reforms imposed by Soviet masters.
"Because we can" could be the motto of Rogue Ales based in Newport, Oregon.
© Fairfax NZ NewsAs the year rolls on, the talk in the senior classes starts to gain momentum as students discuss their future.
© Fairfax NZ NewsConsumers who drink raw milk may not be fully aware of the risks associated with it, says the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI).
Sauvignon Bomb is a recent addition to the esoteric and consistently good range of Liberty beers.
TARYN UTIGER - © Fairfax NZ NewsMarlaina Curtis is cooking up a storm on television.
SARAH FOY - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt is green power food - loaded with nutritional benefits, vibrant and versatile.
WARWICK FOY - © Fairfax NZ NewsSpeights Triple Hop Pilsner
AARON LOCK - © Fairfax NZ NewsOn our quest to educate the boys about the benefits of cooking nutritious meals, we challenge them to move from just thinking about themselves to planning meals for the whole family.
Retro Road Test
ESTHER TAUNTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThere are two types of people in the world - those who can make jams and preserves and those who can't.
Ben Shewry's incredible year just got better.
SARAH FOY - © Fairfax NZ NewsCafe-goers are seeking small treats rather than supersized snacks.
ISOBEL EWING - © Fairfax NZ NewsPreparing a cheap, healthy meal after a long day at work without resorting to cheese on toast can be a big ask - and I don't have kids to feed.
MATT RILKOFF - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt is a well-established generalisation that Scottish people are notoriously patriotic, so much so that you would imagine they would only drink Scotch Whisky.
SIMON HOLST - © Fairfax NZ NewsThis is our attempt at a Malaysian-style fish curry.
© Fairfax NZ NewsThe Food Room has become a popular place to hang out.
WARWICK FOY - © Fairfax NZ NewsSaint Katherine's Tawny Ale
Four ways with limes
VIRGINIA WINDER - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt's time to think of warmer climes and toast winter with limes.
BENJAMIN MATTHEWS - © Fairfax NZ NewsThree Taranaki hospitality students take part in a live cook-off when they compete next week at a prestigious cheffing competition, the 2013 Nestle Toque d'Or.
© Fairfax NZ NewsWe love the flavours and aromas of Indian food, and have tried several different methods for making biryani, a meat and rice mixture. Sometimes biryani is a layered rice and curry dish but, in this case, we've made it as a more mixed-up, one-pan dinner - a much simpler process.
© Fairfax NZ NewsWe take over the classroom next door and turn that into our restaurant.
WARWICK FOY - © Fairfax NZ NewsBadger Fursty Ferret
© Fairfax NZ NewsChips or peanuts are usually what you get as a side-serving with a beer, but NZX sharemarket-listed brewer Moa is planning to change all that with its latest marketing gimmick.
New Plymouth's Frederics Restaurant has reached the semifinals of the Monteith's Wild Food Challenge with their dish Flora and Fawn.
© Fairfax NZ NewsSarah Foy dives into the taste and story of dosa, a South Indian staple eaten during the day.
MATT RILKOFF - © Fairfax NZ NewsPeople with too much time on their hands these days are often prone to arguing about what a craft beer really is.
PETER BINGHAM - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt's time to pull anchor on our fortnightly All at Sea column. Peter Bingham is sailing off into the sunset but revisits one of his favourite dishes as a parting shot.
Irish brewers say that lovely red Irish Ales are a distinct and unique style.
PETER BINGHAM - © Fairfax NZ NewsIn his last column of the series, Peter Bingham explains how one of them travelled up-country to solve a problem.
© Fairfax NZ NewsEach fortnight we showcase the culinary skills of students at two Taranaki schools.
PETER BINGHAM - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe perfect way to ward off the winter chills is with a seafood chowder.
VIRGINIA WINDER - © Fairfax NZ NewsHi ho silverbeet - and away!
SARAH FOY - © Fairfax NZ NewsA new generation of children is being captivated by books and baking.
WARWICK FOY - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Fourth of July holiday is celebrated in the US this week.
PETER BINGHAM - © Fairfax NZ NewsNot many opt for a pastry casing when cooking a fish pie but it is a tasty alternative.