From foodie events to the best restaurants, recipes and diet tips, here are the best bites of food news this week.
• A'MEZA, Mt Eden
Canvas reviewer Kim Knight finds a reason to look past the dumplings on offer at Dominion Road.
"Polenta with miso. Duck breast with matcha rice. Beetroot with salted yolk. A'meza bills itself as pan-Asian, but one glance at the menu and it's clear this is no ordinary Dominion Rd cheap and cheerful."
Viva reviewer Jesse Mulligan is charmed by the new Italian eatery in the heart of the CBD.
"The food is spectacular. A beef carpaccio is artistic on the plate, and seasoned with all the right things - parmesan and salty preserved egg yolk and, hold the phone, tarragon flowers which might be the best advertisement for fresh herbs in a dish that I've ever encountered."
The sister chefs have shared their favourite recipes from their new cookbook, Hungry, based on their travels.
"When we were in Rome we had tiramisu almost every day. It means 'pick me up' in Italian, so we used that as an excuse to have one for breakfast some mornings."
Singing praises for repertoire dishes that are made again and again, Ray McVinnie shares some of his favourite spring recipes.
"It is officially spring and I have a strange optimism about just about everything at the moment. I certainly want lighter meals and the following are a few ideas."
Shredding for summer? London-based nutritionist and weight loss expert Lily Soutte's top ten tips are shared so you can get in shape just in time for the holidays.
"Don't use sugar to change your mood. Instead use what I call nourishing life pleasures: have a bath, get a massage, laugh with a friend, watch your favourite film - the list is endless."
• What life is like after giving up drinking
Canvas writer Hilary Stichbury talks to a few people who have battled addiction.
"It's fine, in theory, to think of ourselves as an enlightened, forward-thinking society that respects how gutsy it is to beat alcohol addiction. But when it's your own reputation on the line, it's not so easy to test it."
Singing in summer with style, Ostro's latest pop-up offers classic lobster rolls and frozen rosé slushies called frosé.
This Saturday a festival for beer enthusiasts will take over the Forsyth Barr Stadium with plenty of beverage options, a Kiwi music concert, delicious food, and bouncy castles for the families.