Karen Martini is a Melbourne-based chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter. karenmartini.com
There are few drinks that are as distinctly seasonal as Pimm's. A glass of Pimm's brimming with mint, cucumber, citrus and strawberries couldn't say summer louder if it tried.
Cook | Karen Martini | Mon Jan 06 15:30:35 EST 2014
Semifreddo is a classic Italian dessert and though it's a lot like ice-cream, you don't need a churn to make it.
Cook | Karen Martini | Mon Jan 06 15:26:02 EST 2014
This is a method for tempering chocolate that gives the finished bars a bright gloss and nice snap. The temperatures are important, so you'll want a digital probe thermometer.
Cook | Karen Martini | Mon Dec 23 13:34:41 EST 2013
You can have a lot of fun cutting these spicy cookies into different shapes, from circles to more elaborate festive forms - Christmas trees, stars and even snowflakes.
Cook | Karen Martini | Fri Dec 20 10:44:22 EST 2013
This refreshing salad is great served with Sriracha mayonnaise and roasted pork belly for a hip take on a special family feast.
Christmas Feasts,Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Dec 17 15:34:26 EST 2013
Hipster Christmas: Cooking the pork in an aromatic liquid and resting it overnight ensures succulent and perfumed meat with perfect crackling. Begin preparing this dish the day before eating.
Christmas Feasts,Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Dec 17 15:34:17 EST 2013
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without prawns. This elegant dish (start it the day before) makes a perfect table entree or could be served buffet-style.
Christmas Feasts,Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Dec 17 15:30:33 EST 2013
As good as it is, a steaming plum pudding isn't always the best fit on a warm Christmas day. With this ice-cream you can enjoy the traditional flavours in a cooler way.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Dec 17 15:30:32 EST 2013
Pork belly, prawn cocktail, Sriracha sauce ... Karen Martini's trio of hip Christmas recipes.
Christmas Feasts,Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Dec 17 03:00:00 EST 2013
Sometimes Christmas needs to be a simple affair, but at other times it's nice to go to some trouble and show off a little.
Christmas Feasts,Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013
Making little edible gifts at Christmas adds a personal touch, these small tokens will make anyone smile.
Christmas Feasts,Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Dec 03 03:00:00 EST 2013
Karen Martini's recipes for sorbet and semifreddo.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013
This can be served immediately with some gentle warmth still in the fish, but is equally delicious at room temperature, and perfect for a picnic or to take to a barbecue - pack the components...
Christmas Feasts | Karen Martini | Tue Nov 19 12:24:41 EST 2013
This dish is quite simple to make but has an elegant restaurant feel to it, perfect for a dinner party.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Nov 19 12:18:29 EST 2013
Most of us are pretty used to taramasalata being a luminous shade of pink, but unfortunately this is usually due to dye.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Nov 19 12:12:09 EST 2013
Roe, in the form of sturgeon caviar, is probably the most decadent of the world's luxury foods, but even in its more humble forms it can be just (well almost) as exciting.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Nov 19 03:00:00 EST 2013
I was taught how to make this bread in a souk in Marrakesh by a young and very talented chef, Amina. This style of bread is so versatile it makes it to the table for pretty much every meal in Morocco.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Nov 12 15:17:30 EST 2013
Besides being nutty, spicy and really delicious, this dip is packed with fresh greens, which makes it pretty healthy.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Nov 12 15:17:56 EST 2013
The earthy roasted beetroot is a great match for the warmth of the cinnamon and allspice. Add a hint of chilli, the richness of yoghurt and the sweet-and-sour balance of pomegranate and you've got a...
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Nov 12 15:14:00 EST 2013
Commercial dips are such staple entertaining food that it's not surprising supermarkets devote so much fridge space to them, but it's just as quick and easy to make dips at home, and they're...
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Nov 12 03:00:00 EST 2013