Food & Drink

The team behind Candela share their favourite New Zealand restaurants

In our latest issue of STYLE, we sit down with Matt Ross and Leola King, the talented duo behind Karangahape road restaurant and bar, Candela. Here, they gives us the low-down on the best restaurants in New Zealand. 

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With a new owner at the helm, Sidart remains one of Auckland’s best dining experiences

Sidart’s new owner and executive chef is upholding the restaurant’s impressive reputation, while adding his own culinary flair. 

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Wellington welcomes Liberty, a stylish inner-city eatery backed by hospo heavyweights

The capital city’s newest restaurant takes a free-thinking approach to its menu of flavoursome shared plates. 

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Head to Faraday’s Bar on Sundays for a decadent nigiri and champagne experience

Nestled inside Parnell’s newest luxury department store, Faraday’s Bar invites you to sample top champagne and Japanese cuisine every Sunday. 

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Meet the indigenous-owned coffee brand making its mark in Australia

DHUWA, pronounced ‘Dee-Wah’, means ‘to feel alive’ in the Bidhjara language. We sit down with Shawn Andrews, a proud Mununjali Palawa man who is fostering connection and celebrating his ancestry through his coffee brand, DHUWA. 

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Stuck at home? Support local and order these delicious Auckland restaurant takeaways

If you’re stuck isolating at home or worried about dining out, you can still enjoy fantastic restaurant meals with these delicious takeaway offerings.

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12 tips to help you get through Dry July

Sherif Goubran, co-founder of non-alcoholic marketplace Craftzero shares his tips for navigating Dry July. 

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Tips for making the most of your freezer

Filling up your freezer in preparation for lockdown? This guide will give you some handy tips to make the most of your freezer.

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6 healthy kitchen hacks to inspire easy dinner recipes

Before you place that Uber Eats order, here are 6 tips on preparing quick, healthy, and satisfying dinner recipes in your own kitchen.

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Drop of the Week: Seedlip Grove 42

With 1 in 5 adults in New Zealand choosing to live an alcohol-free existence, demand for virgin alternatives to favourite […]

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Australia’s best fish and chips revealed for 2019

From gourmet restaurants to beachside takeaways, who do you think should have been crowned Australia’s best fish and chips – and does your local chippy feature among the winners?

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MasterChef Australia announces all-new judging line-up

MasterChef Australia has announced its all-new judging panel after the shock departure of the previous trio.

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Five wines that are perfect for spring

We’ve chosen five springtime wines to reflect the promise of warmth but also the lingering chills of winter.

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New Zealand rosé the toast of the New World Wine awards 2019

Find out if your favourite drop made the Gold Medal list as New Zealand rosé celebrated being the toast of the New World Wine Awards.

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Eight of the best bars in Wellington

Wellington has a watering hole to offer every taste, need and want. Here you’ll find our top-eight selection of the best places to grab a drink in the capital.

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Wine picks: The best Shiraz Australia has to offer

Australia produces top-notch Shiraz, so check out our six current picks of this stunning varietal.

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Best Brisbane bars: Brizzy’s brilliant watering holes

The best bars in Brisbane Looking for a top spot to wet your whistle? Whether it’s a cold frothie, a […]

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How to ripen an avocado

Smashed avo on toast is the current go-to, healthy breakfast but what if there are only rock-hard avocados in the shop? Here’s how to ripen an avocado so you can enjoy your favourite breakfast.

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How to make playdough

Playdough is easy to make and hours of fun for kids of all ages. It’s the perfect sensory play activity they can do indoors and outside. We find out how to make playdough.

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How to smoke garlic

Learn how to smoke garlic at home. This golden brown miracle recipe will help take your favourite dishes to the next level.

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How to clean an oven

Make this chore a breeze with our easy tips on how to clean an oven, and leave it looking sparkling again.

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5 tips to making delicious, flavoursome curries at home

Michelin-starred chef Manjunath Mural brings modern Indian cuisine ‘with a light French kiss’ to Auckland’s épicer. MiNDFOOD catches up with […]

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Coco-nutty: How to make coconut milk & desiccated coconut

If you enjoy the taste of this iconic tropical ingredient, here’s how you can use it… To make coconut milk […]

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The feel-good feeling of chocolate

With Easter almost upon us, it’s time to get excited about all those chocolate eggs coming our way. Nobody loves […]

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