BARBECUE BANGERS

November 14, 2017
Barbecues inspire conversation and debate like no other form of cooking. There are those who believe coals are the best cooking method, enhancing the flavour of all foods. Others enjoy the ease of gas arguing that it’s the alfresco cooking that adds the flavour not the smo...
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CHRISTMAS BELLS BAKE

November 4, 2017
Christmas is almost here so it’s time to jingle your bells and fire up the oven. Luckily festive bakes and some desserts are best made well ahead because they mellow over time and become easier to cut. And they taste better! However, some bakes can be relatively expensive....
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RED HOT RED CENTRE

October 24, 2017
Michael G. Ryan explores Australia's mystical heart....
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PARTY PIECES

October 23, 2017
My friends will agree with me — I’ve always loved parties. And there’s something in my blood that inspires me to entertain. I love creating food that friends will enjoy. There’s nothing better than good company, good food and good wine. So for me the coming festi...
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PRIMO PASTA

October 16, 2017
Versatile pasta comes in all shapes and sizes. It is a reliable standby for quick workday meals but can also be transformed into formal dinner party delights. The shapes are for a reason. It takes less sauce to cover pasta formed into parcels than it does to cover the same a...
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OUTDOOR ENTICEMENTS

October 9, 2017
I was recently asked to take a plate to share at a lakeside lunch. I was amazed at the array of enticing offerings: crusty chicken pieces, vegetable kebabs, meat loaves, French bread and pâté, submarines and salads galore. Three things they all had in common: they were hea...
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GO NUTS — GO HEALTHY

October 2, 2017
October is showcase time for food. It’s cheese month and the hunt for the best New Zealand sausage is on. World Egg Day falls on October 13, and the 22 nd is our National Nut Day. An important part of our diet, nuts are used in so many ways that we almost take them for gr...
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“This is a very exciting time for Ember restaurant,” says new owner Mark Davis. “Not only do we have a renowned new chef but we are launching an enticing new menu — plus we’re now opening for breakfast as well as lunch.” The launch date for the new-look Embe...
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Chill Out With Seafood

September 25, 2017
Delicious and nutritious, New Zealand green-lipped mussels are an economic source of lean, high-quality protein. They’re available fresh in their shells from fish shops and supermarkets but mussel meat is also available frozen. A bag of mussels in your freezer means you ha...
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