A variety of recipes from Annabel Langbein and our feature stories. Be inspired by their use of the freshest New Zealand ingredients and the best Artisan products.


Chai-Spiced Apple Cake

Jess O’Sullivan of the chai truck (see Drinking habits story) says this lovely warming, moist cake is perfect for the colder weather and is dairy free.


Tamarillos Roasted with Red Wine

1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup red wine 1 vanilla pod, split 3 cinnamon quills 12 whole cloves 4 cardamom pods, lightly crushed 3 strips orange rind, peeled with a vegetable peeler 8-10 tamarillos with stems attached In a small saucepan heat together sugar, wine, vanilla pod, cinnamon quills, cloves, cardamom pods and orange rind, stirring [...]

Spicy Corn Fritters with Chilli Caramel Sauce

Spicy Corn Fritters with Chilli Caramel

4 cups corn kernels, frozen, tinned or cooked on the cob 2 eggs 3/4 cup rice flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon red curry paste 1 teaspoon salt and grinds of pepper zest of 1/2 an orange and 2 tablespoons orange juice 1/4 cup chopped mint leaves (or coriander leaves) oil for frying, about [...]


Asian Slaw

This crunchy, fresh salad makes a great side dish or add cooked prawns for a light, zingy starter.

Sweet Pastry

This pastry is easy to work with and one of my most useful. It comes from pastry chef Phillipa Sibley with whom I worked recently in Melbourne.