A recipe for black magic

Moreish, aromatic and with a lovely fudgy texture, this pinot noir chocolate cake 
with blackberries is a crowd-pleaser.

The dark ingredients in this recipe combine to conjure a cake that is a bewitching balance of tart and sweet.

Smoky & sweet artichoke tart

If tarts aren't your thing, this recipe can be adapted to make a delicious soup instead.

Jerusalem artichokes have no botanical connection with their globe namesakes. But who cares? Their smoky flavour is a seductive delight.

Top trans-Tasman food fights

15122011 NEWS Martin de Ruyter / The Nelson Mail 

Pavlova made by Janet Bathgate for Christmas feature on fool proof ...

They will never take our pies.

Our ‘friends’ over the ditch

The Leheny Gibson label from New Zealand winemakers Lorraine Leheny and Warren Gibson uses chardonnay from the Upper ...

Sometimes we embrace Aussie wines, sometimes we push back.

Finger-pointers, take note

Social enterprise Eat My Lunch marked its second anniversary by including thank you cards written by children who had ...

OPINION: Many of the kids who go hungry are the kids of the working poor. Not slackers, and not people who willingly neglect their kids.

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Compilation dish is a hit

Zealong oolong tea and cardamom panna cotta with kawakawa-kaffir lime syrup (see recipe below) and black sesame brittle ...

At the gala dinner to celebrate the winners of Matariki Dish Challenge, quality local produce was exquisitely assembled.

Herby goat's cheese souffle

Revived from its 1991 origins, this souffle shouldn't scare any home cooks away.

Pork with bacon, sauerkraut & hazelnuts

Recipe: Celebration lemon & syrup sour cream syrup cake

readers' recipes

Recipe: the easiest, edible gift

STOCKING STUFFERS: Or tummy stuffers, for that matter.

Even my allergic-to-the-kitchen husband could knock these feative treats out.

Recipe: Feel-good stir fry

This yummy, veggie stir fry from Kat Guise is a quick meal that won't hit you too hard in the pocket.

MMM ... MUFFINS: These muffins can be served with cream or yogurt. .

Fruity gluten-free muffins recipe

Yummy home-baked muffins? These gluten-free, grain-free, low sugar muffins are just the thing.


A little wine knowledge goes a long way

Ata Rangi's Crimson Pinot Noir 2016.

We need to give wine a little more thought and love.

Two Rooks causing a fizz

A luxury cola has hit the Hamilton market.

Chris Miller partakes of a white IPA at the Tinker Tailor stall at Beervana 2017, Westpac Stadium, Wellington.

Beervana 2017 kicks off gallery

Crowd of 15,000 expected to raise glasses at 'hoppiest place on Earth' this weekend.

food news

Chef aims to be world's best

Onehunga resident William Mordido has been shortlisted to compete in the prestigious S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 ...

Auckland man one step closer to being named the world's best young chef.

Doubts about new breakfast bowl trend

They might look good on Instagram, but most people just want bacon and eggs, says the chef.

This 12-year-old does not seem like she will be returning to restaurant.

Girl reviews restaurant: 'hell in a shell'

The young foodie happens to be the daughter of River Cottage head chef Gill Meller.

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