Food And Drink

FILE -  In this Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 file photo, a man slices cuts of meat from a rotisserie Doner spit inside a Doner restaurant cafe in Frankfurt, Germany.  The European Parliament narrowly defeated plans to ban an additive that is considered key in industrial meats for the popular doner kebab. Needing an absolute majority of at least 376 votes for a ban on phosphates, the legislature fell 3 votes short on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

'We saved your kebab' - European Parliament votes against banning key ingredient in popular meal

The doner kebab industry says it needs the phosphates to keep frozen meat tasty.

Open tin of chopped tomatoes with whole fresh unfocused tomatoes behind. Wood surface.

Hamilton's Salvation Army shocked Auckland charity turning away tinned tomatoes

But the Sallies recommends asking charities what they needed before donating.

Vegemite iceblock.

Vegemite ice block the latest culinary delight for Aussie this summer

But some members of the public aren't too impressed.

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There is some good news, however, with strawberries a lot cheaper.

Kumara and pumpkin prices soar to record high as poor conditions have 'huge' impact

Pumpkin rose 176 per cent, with kumera costing $8.99/kg compared to $4.92/kg last year.

Open tin of chopped tomatoes with whole fresh unfocused tomatoes behind. Wood surface.

Charities up to their ears in tinned tomatoes, but fresh meat and veges on the wish-list

Charity The Aunties have stopped taking donations of tinned tomatoes, deeming them useless for women and children.

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The Ministry of Primary Industries has today announced a chemical and DNA definition for Manuka honey, to protect its trade reputation overseas.

Manuka honey gets legal definition to safeguard product's reputation

Manuka honey will be tested for chemical and DNA markers to ensure its trade reputation.

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The tips include always buying presents for kids you can play with too, and spreading out gifts across the day.

How to Dad's Jordan Watson gives top five tips on keeping kids happy at Christmas

The tips include tricking your kids into thinking they're helping cook Christmas dinner.

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UNESCO recognises pizza after 2 million sign petition - and Kiwi locals agree.

Kiwi pizza supremo talks about the 'art that's almost been forgotten' as Neapolitan pizza making gets UN recognition

Auckland's Kevin Morris has the much coveted Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana certification.

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The "pizzaiuoli' are to be seen as part of the "intangible cultural heritage of humanity" of Naples.

Neapolitan pizza makers given special recognition by United Nations

The skill is seen as part of the "intangible cultural heritage of humanity" of Naples.

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The East of England stores will sell dried and tinned products as part of a trial to reduce waste.

British supermarket chain selling expired food for 20 cents an item

The East of England stores will sell dried and tinned products as part of a trial to reduce waste.

Late-night doner kebab runs could be over in Britain due to health and safety concerns

EU politicians want to ban phosphates, which are used to keep kebab meat moist.

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Jack said he liked to give people the illusion he was "really fancy".

Watch: 'You're a sucker' - Hilary Barry pays out Jack Tame for his love of 'gourmet salt'

Jack said he liked to give people the illusion he was "really fancy".

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Consumer NZ CEO Sue Chetwin said some companies are pushing the boundaries of what they can say.

Video: 'It is worrying' – Consumer NZ exposes manufacturers making 'healthy' food claims

Consumer NZ CEO Sue Chetwin said some companies are pushing the boundaries.

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Local growers are feeling positive after what's been a volatile season weather-wise.

Thousands of foodies take part in culinary journey on Horowhenua Taste Trail

The event allows visitors to get behind the scenes and sample fresh produce straight from the source.

Consumer NZ boss Sue Chetwin supports a parliamentary bill proposing compulsory labelling.

NZ's supply of fresh fruit and vegetables falling short of demand

A report found the cause is largely due to urban developments encroaching on farm land.

Massey University research shows RTD guzzling young women are the new face of NZ's drinking problem.

Pauline Hanson wants to scrap 'nanny state' law banning sale of pre-mixed drinks in Queensland pubs, clubs

The state Government last year outlawed the sale of a range of alcoholic drinks.

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Tim Wilson says there are one or two people on the anti-Cherry Ripe bandwagon because it's easy.

'Lazy hatred' behind dislike of endangered Cherry Ripe chocolate

Tim Wilson says there are one or two people on the anti-Cherry Ripe bandwagon because it's easy.

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Last year the staple was $3.50 a block, now it's $5.67, says Stats NZ.

How much! Cost of butter continues to skyrocket, up 62 per cent in a year

Last year the staple was $3.50 a block, now it's $5.67, says Stats NZ.

The cheapest 500g block was $3.32 12 months ago, now it's $5.39.

Price of butter hits record high as latest Food Price Index released

A block of butter sat at $3.50 this time last year, now the essential baking item costs much more.

Facebook's safe drinking app sees Kiwi youth drinking responsibly

The Sober Self Bot sends reminders to its users to drink water and eat food while out.

Barman pouring hard spirit into shot glasses.

Should NZ be doing this? Scotland to set minimum booze price in world first

The Supreme Court today ruled the government can now charge a dollar per unit of alcohol.

Waikato trio poisoned after eating wild boar on the improve - one still critical

The trio were found by paramedics lying unconscious in their home on Friday night

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