The plant-based revolution is here (and it’s juicy, salty and messy)

Simon Day eats a burger and considers becoming a vegetarian (again). 

Ah, spring: frisky lambs, horrible hay fever and fabulous fresh produce

Sure, everything around you might be reproducing with disgusting enthusiasm, but at least there's asparagus. Here's a vinaigrette to save the day.

It’s been five years since the country lost its collective shit over chocolate milk

Alice Neville looks back on a heady time in New Zealand's social history – when an insatiable thirst for a new dairy product brought the country to its very knees.

NZ chefs question Taste of Auckland headliner choice after sexist comments

To many, Marco Pierre White is a legend, but his controversial comments in a recent interview have some New Zealand chefs questioning why he has star billing at Taste of Auckland.

Food Archive

How to eat Christchurch in one day

Madeleine Chapman spent a day learning about Christchurch through its most famous dishes.

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #99: Cheese on Toast snack bar

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today a new hole-in-the-wall eatery dedicated to New Zealand's favourite snack.

RIP to a magazine that was a rare voice of reason in a sea of nutrition nonsense

The top-selling food magazine in New Zealand is closing its print operation. Niki Bezzant, Healthy Food Guide's former editor, reflects on the challenges the title faced.

Avocado season is here. Don’t fuck it up

We are in The Good Time for avocados. Alex Casey talked to an expert on how to make the most of it. 

Recipe: Spring green fritters

Fritters are a New Zealand tradition, and these ones, packed with fresh spring produce, make a perfect light lunch or dinner.

Light of my life: A Diwali memoir of family, food and fireworks

Symbolising the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil, Diwali – or Deepavali, as it's known in the south of India – will always hold a special place in Renu Sikka's heart.

Bone appetit! The great New Zealand dog food taste test

Is it worth forking out for deluxe snacks for your pooch, or are budget brands the business? Critic reviews eight dog food varieties, rating each on appearance, aroma, mouthfeel, taste and the all-important 'aura'. 

From egg pudding to taro slush: What’s the tea on bubble tea?

The mind-boggling array of flavours, the suspiciously fat straws, the disconcertingly long queues... for the uninitiated, boarding the bubble tea bandwagon can be a daunting prospect. Fear not: Lucy Zee is here to walk you through it.

Recipe: Brioche and butter pudding

What's better than bread and butter pudding? BRIOCHE and butter pudding, naturally.

Why I love: Oscars Kiwi Kafe in Taranaki – perfect pies and damn good doughnuts

In the little town of Inglewood, you'll find a cosy spot serving up top-notch pies, decadent doughnuts and coffee as good as any you'd get in the big smoke.

A chocolate for breakfast and a burden lifted: Christmas with The Aunties 

This December, with the help of other generous food businesses, Freedom Farms will deliver 40 Christmas hampers to women affected by domestic violence. 

Recipe: Beetroot and chocolate muffins that aren’t yuck

Get the kids to help you make these during the holidays, then add them to the regular lunchbox rotation come back-to-school time.