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...

Winter Ginger Honey Pudding with butterscotch sauce

If there’s one delicious way to hot up a cold  winter’s night and sweeten the family it’s with this delicious ginger honey pudding from regular contributor AJAY ZALTE, executive chef at Waipuna Hotel and...

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...
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...

Purple is grape, green is best!

Come summer many Kiwis and visitors are sure to find their way to the cellar doors of New Zealand’s wineries. While there is a multitude to chose from, the Peter Yealand Estate in Marlborough...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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