Dining in Style

Every month it’s a case of ‘guess who’s coming to dinner?’ at Ryman’s Bruce McLaren Retirement Village in Howick. This glamorous ‘fine dining’ event is always in hot demand and well attended with residents relishing the...

Where the wild dishes are… Seafood Chowder

There’s no need to leave the safety of our kitchens to take a walk on the wild side, thanks to Angelo Georgalli! One of New Zealand’s wildest chefs is back in the game with...

Goulash with Bacon and Cranberries

Lashings of this dish are bound to be requested once guests gain a taste of Mr Brown’s cooking! This month, we have another recipe supplied by Duncan NZ Venison and conceived by Graham Brown from...

Chickpea Curry with Pumpkin and Baby Spinach

Many a cookbook has been proclaimed ‘the best ever’ but one recipe book has been officially named best “Health and Nutrition” cookbook in the world for 2016 at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, held...

Ginger a winner

Nuts though the concept may be, this spice is rather nice (and good for us) despite its awkward looks. The root of the ginger plant (or Zingiber officinale) is from the same family as turmeric...

Spiced nashi Muffins

Makes 12 average size muffins INGREDIENTS • 1 cup self-raising flour • 1 cup rolled oats • 3/4 cup brown sugar • 2 tsp mixed spice • 2 tsp cinnamon • 1/2 tsp ground cloves • 1/2 tsp baking soda • 1/2 tsp...

Chocolate perfect partner

Prahran Market in Melbourne is one of editor HELEN PERRY’S ‘must visit’ places whenever she is in Melbourne and after a recent visit there she thought she would share the market’s in-house chocolatier Tad Lombardo’s favourite...

Beef cheek in Tokyo Dry – with bonito, charred pickled onions and pickled red...

  To the culinarily challenged, fusion cuisine can be created simply by stopping off at both McDonalds and Pizza Hut on the way home. However, to The Grove’s head chef, Josh Barlow, bringing two different styles...

Al Brown’s Smoked Duck Breast, Mandarin, Cranberry & Cashew Salad

While hunters may be able to leave the cooking to the professionals, those who are less game to raise a gun can still conjure up a sure-fire duck dish at home, thanks to this...

Farrah’s quesadillas

When asked what’s for dinner, some may say quesadillas, others will say tortillas but, often enough, they’ll both involve Farrah’s wraps. These versatile wraps can be enjoyed with almost any mix of fillings our hearts...

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