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...
Recipe Sardines with eggplant and tomato ragout

Sardines with eggplant and tomato ragout

Many a member of our team has sampled the delightful fare at Napier’s Mission Estate. However, as we can’t all head down to the Hawkes Bay every month, here’s a tempting taster of what awaits...

Sambal Suzy packs a punch

Freshly crowned with accolades from top critics, one fiery condiment is making waves in the Kiwi culinary world. NATALIE BRITTAN’s taste buds are still tingling from an encounter with the spicy sensation and its local...

Zhoug Summer Salad Bistro Fillet

Looking to put a little zing into those summer/autumn lunches? Then try a little zhoug! Thanks to Chef Graham Brown and the good folk at Duncan NZ Venison for sharing this cracking recipe.   Ingredients: • 6-700 grams Bistro...

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