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- Neil Perry
2010 MasterChef winner and TV presenter
My favourite thing about Chinese New Year is how ordinary foods are magically turned into lucky charms.
Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Feb 02 16:01:56 EST 2016
Oranges and tangerines are symbols of wealth and good luck around Chinese New Year. There's no need to feel guilty about eating fried ice-cream if it's lucky, right?
Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Feb 02 12:36:32 EST 2016
The two great mythical animals of Chinese legend - the dragon and the phoenix - are represented in this dish along with long noodles to ensure a long life.
Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Feb 02 12:25:48 EST 2016
Each of the four giant meatballs in this dish symbolises one of luck, prosperity, longevity and happiness. Which one will you get?
Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Feb 02 12:01:14 EST 2016
These wontons are very lucky during the new year period, as their shape resembles ancient Chinese sycee gold ingots.
Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Feb 02 11:42:08 EST 2016
This version of the classic Chinese steamed fish is covered with a vibrant red chilli oil to represent fire in the 2016 Chinese zodiac.
Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Feb 02 11:29:12 EST 2016
For most dishes, spices work well when they aren't dominant but rather are used sparingly to enhance the other ingredients.
Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Feb 02 11:14:45 EST 2016
In this dessert, the floral and citrus notes of cardamom cut through the richness of cream and cheese, and you don't even need to bake it!
Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Feb 02 10:27:37 EST 2016
Everyone loves a lamington, but that doesn't mean you can't tweak the formula a little. These are best prepared the day before serving.
Cook | Adam Liaw | Mon Jan 25 07:42:27 EST 2016
Just about the only thing that all of us can take as given on Australia Day is that wherever we end up, there's going to be a barbecue happening.
Cook | Adam Liaw | Mon Jan 25 07:27:29 EST 2016
There are a lot of "never-fail" and "perfect" pavlova recipes out there, but this is the only one I have found to be truly foolproof.
Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Jan 19 18:20:07 EST 2016
Make the most of in-season stonefruit - and cool off on hot days - with these pretty little popsicles. The mixture of yoghurt and mascarpone cheese is like a grown-up version of ice-cream.
Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Jan 19 13:51:14 EST 2016
Everyone has their own comfort foods - dishes we come back to when we need to feel a bit of love - but many are heavy, rich and wintry.
Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Jan 19 13:35:54 EST 2016
Picnic food shouldn't be fussy, but it need not be boring, either. Something you can grab with your hands, ideally without a plate, and eat standing up if you need to, is absolutely perfect.
Cook | Adam Liaw | Mon Dec 21 15:52:24 EST 2015
When the weather's fine, there's no reason to be stuck in your dining room so grab your esky and head into the great outdoors.
Cook | Adam Liaw | Mon Dec 21 15:52:26 EST 2015
Lettuce cups are a family favourite. This lightly glazed salmon version of sang choy bao is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Dec 15 12:47:28 EST 2015
This delicious Asian-style summer soup is a perfect opener to a meal. Boiling the corn cobs after you've taken the kernels off is a great way to extract extra corn flavour.
Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Dec 15 12:31:32 EST 2015
This might be the perfect Christmas dessert: traditional flavours, simple to make, seasonally perfect and, best of all, no plates means no extra washing up!
Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Dec 08 15:53:05 EST 2015
The subtle Asian influences in this ham glaze give a festive favourite a summery spin.
Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Dec 08 13:47:24 EST 2015
This punch is perfectly suited to a hot Aussie Christmas. Make the fruit mix separately, then dilute it in separate jugs with sparkling wine for the adults and soda water for the kids.
Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Dec 08 13:33:26 EST 2015