Blood sausage named NZ's top snag

Akaroa Butchery and Deli's Brendan Foster began making blood sausage and black pudding to reduce waste.

The head judge said the boudin noir was a "well-crafted, perfectly balanced sausage with a beyond sensational texture".

NZ wins at world Irish pub awards

Phill Judd and Maire Burns raise a toast after winning an award for Best Craft Beer Experience.

Pub co-owner first thought news of being on awards shortlist was a prank.

MKR finalists join beer festival

Small brewers, mainstream names and food vendors will be at the Basin Reserve in December.

2014 finalists Aaron and Heather Freeman will cook up soul food for the summer festival in Wellington.

Learn the fusion cuisine classics

Katherine Froggat-Ong's Coriander Lime Kitchen cooking classes are teaching Taupō residents to create Asian cuisine ...

A new weekly cooking class is putting Singaporean style into Taupō diets.

Dining with Chelsea video

Chelsea Winter's visits to Palmerston North were always the biggest events of her book tours, she says.

Nobody better to judge a newsroom challenge to bake from her recipes.

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Recipe: Scroggin slice

Therapy's customers adore its scroggin slice.

Fill the tins with this quick and easy no-bake scroggin slice.

How to perfectly cook hazelnuts

You have every reason to be a little nutty with your food right now, because October 22 is National Nut Day

Enjoy Mexican ribs with friends

Radicchio boats with red pepper dip and roasted butternut

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.


Cider Festival countdown underway

More than 80 varieties of cider will be on offer, produced by around 18 cider-makers from across New Zealand.

More than 80 weird and wonderful ciders will be on offer at the cider festival.

Master the art of brewing tea

An expert shares her tips on how to brew the perfect cup.

The Porirua Licensing Trust’s Cannons Creek Tavern under construction in 1965. It was forced to close in 1999 during one ...

Licensing trusts' chequered history

Licensing trusts were set up as a kind of halfway house between prohibition and an open-slather alcohol regime. They've had mixed results, writes Karl du Fresne.

food news

Coffee on tap comes to Chch

Nitro coffee emerged overseas about a year ago, but Embassy is likely the first espresso bar in Christchurch to serve ...

Poured straight from a beer tap, Embassy Espresso Bar is introducing the latest caffeine trend to Christchurch.

Chelsea Winter: My best food advice video

Popular Kiwi chef still stands for eating a little of what you like.

Gathered Game's Chris Thorn, with his award-winning products.

Southern salami is a winner at NZ Food Awards

They've only been in business for 18 months and they've just won a big award.

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