Jill Dupleix

Jill Dupleix

Food writer

One of Australia's best known food writers, Jill Dupleix is a long-time restaurant reviewer, reporter and recipe columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Jill was the food editor of The Times in London for six years, and is the author of 16 cookbooks.

Roast beetroot salad with soft-boiled egg

Roast beetroot salad with soft-boiled egg

The egg, for instance, may signify rebirth but to me it is the source of endless ideas and inspiration.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:14:03 EST 2011

Summer rice pudding with honey and vanilla

Summer rice pudding with honey and vanilla

Sweet spices such as vanilla and cinnamon have a natural affinity with honey, bringing a dusky fragrance to these summery little rice puddings.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:14:06 EST 2011

Chocolate honeycomb pots

Chocolate honeycomb pots

Can't find a pack of honeycomb⁄ Buy a Violet Crumble and trim off the chocolate instead.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:14:08 EST 2011

Spiced oranges

Spiced oranges

There is nothing better than fresh fruit at the end of a meal to make you feel happily self-righteous.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:14:09 EST 2011

Ocean trout and potatoes

Ocean trout

A classic: lightly steamed fish with boiled potatoes, spinach and a creamy, lemony hollandaise sauce.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:14:37 EST 2011

Smoked salmon tarama

Smoked salmon tarama

Fluffy puree of smoked salmon that bears a remarkable resemblance to real Greek tarama made with smoked cod roe. Serve with grilled pita bread or fried calamari.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:13:16 EST 2011

Fried calamari with smoked salmon tarama

Smoked salmon tarama

A heavenly combination of paprika-dusted calamari rings with a light, fluffy puree of smoked salmon that bears a remarkable resemblance to real Greek tarama made with smoked cod roe.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:13:14 EST 2011

Mexican baked fish with chilli and lime

Mexican baked fish with chilli and lime.

In Veracruz, Mexico, fish is baked under a gorgeous sauce of onion, garlic, tomato, capers, olives and chillies. Serve with coriander rice.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:13:56 EST 2011

Lamb kofta with pine nuts and sumac

Lamb kofta with pine nuts and sumac

Minced lamb forms the basis of this updated Lebanese comfort food. Sumac is a sour, lemony spice made from the ground seeds of a wild red berry.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:13:09 EST 2011

Oxtail and chickpea stew

Oxtail and chickpea stew

Make this the day before you eat it and it will taste even better.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:13:08 EST 2011

Fruit and vegetable tagine

Whole spices add flavour to a tagine.

Ginger, saffron and coriander make this colourful, rich, spicy tagine of vegetables and fruits unmistakably Moroccan. This is also great with fish or chicken.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:13:11 EST 2011

Vine-leaf chicken with green beans

Vine-leaf chicken with green beans

Chicken breast is stuffed with feta and mint, wrapped in vine leaves and baked for a flash dinner party presentation. Serve with green beans in tomato sauce.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:13:20 EST 2011

Iced tofu with tobiko

Iced tofu with tobiko

Iced tofu with tobiko

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:13:21 EST 2011

Five spice duck with edamame

Five spice duck with edamame

Five spice duck with edamame

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:13:25 EST 2011

Radicchio, beetroot and grapefruit salad

Radicchio, beetroot and grapefruit salad

Serve as a salad, a first course, or as an accompaniment to a grilled super-healthy oil-rich fish such as ocean trout or mackerel.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:13:58 EST 2011

Lemon ice-cream with mustard fruits

Lemon ice-cream with mustard fruits

A citrussy ice-cream is served with Italy's mostarda di frutta, candied fruits in a hot mustard syrup, available from good food stores.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:13:27 EST 2011

Chocolate espresso brownies

Chocolate espresso brownies

Serve as a dessert with chocolate ice-cream or rich cream, or cut into small squares to have with coffee.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:13:31 EST 2011

Bitter chocolate tart with Baileys

Bitter chocolate tart with Baileys

Give in to temptation with this bitter chocolate tart, with a hint of Baileys.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:13:32 EST 2011

Chocolate orange sticks

Chocolate orange sticks

Styled on French chef Michel Guerard's "Eugenies" of candied orange segments robed in bitter chocolate, these sticks are lovely with coffee at the end of a good meal.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:13:33 EST 2011

Hot chocolate sauce

Hot chocolate sauce

Make this with dark or white chocolate, or both and serve with a chocolate tart or brownies.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Wed Oct 19 03:13:36 EST 2011