In the Kitchen

Ruth Pretty recipe: Roast turkey

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In New Zealand we get only one chance a year to eat turkey.

Power brunch

Coconut cream rice pudding

Sometimes I relish an out-of-the-box brunch. Enjoy my brunch menu today.

Haloumi and BBQ lamb

Lamb rump

Make the most of barbecue season with haloumi and lamb.

Developing the kiwi palate

MKR semifinalists hope for Laotian flavour range

Laos food

Dai Phonevilay and Dal Philavong have plans for a new brand, but first they must focus on My Kitchen Rules.

A tortilla or two


It's quick and easy to make your own tortillas for these flavour-packed beef tacos.

Stick of chick

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Recipes from one of the doyennes of Vietnam cuisine guarantee an exotic edge to a classic treatment for chicken.

Beef at its best

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Chinese-inspired flavours can make a showcase out of a good cut of Kiwi beef, writes Ruth Pretty.

Frittering away

whitebait fritters

Save your pennies and work up an appetite - it's West Coast whitebait season again.

Ripe for the eating

Prawns and pineapple

Pineapple and prawns make perfect partners.

Kumara soup with a twist a true comfort

Ruth Pretty's pumpkin soup

Ruth Pretty revisits a soup from one of the classic vegetarian cookbooks.

Nicely stuffed

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Fresh, corn-fed chickens will always roast better, giving plump, juicy meat and crisp skin.

Upper-crust dining with a twist

potato and rosemary pizza

Simple ingredients inspired by some New York street style are the magic in Ruth Pretty's Romanesque pizza. 

Zest for life


Kaffir lime, an ingredient usually associated with Thai food, is much underrated.

On the lamb

Lamb shoulder

Slow-cooked lamb is mouth-wateringly good, writes Ruth Pretty .

Tips for top tortillas

Rodrigo Quirarte

You don't need many ingredients to make your Mexican cooking sing, chef Rodrigo Quirarte says.

Let them eat pav

Mini pavs

In the last of our series, Ruth Pretty finishes her royal feast with dessert. 

New cupcakes revive interest


Just when you thought your were over cupackes, these came along.

How to cook quinoa right


Let's face it - without tasty flavouring and the right plate buddies, this superfood really is rather bland.

The perfect finger sandwich


High tea anyone? All the tips you'll ever need to make perfectly uniform and light ribbon sandwiches.

Slow-cooked bolognese

Spag bol

This slow-cooked bolognese is both glamorous and clever.

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