Hot food: Crumpets

Fancy a bit of crumpet? Of course you do.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Fri Dec 25 09:15:00 EST 2015

Weekly meal planner

Ragu alla Bolognese with peas and basil.

Never mind the cold with sweet and sour pork, a hearty bolognese ragu and a spectacular pudding.

Cook | | Fri May 29 14:44:50 EST 2015

Mid-week winter meals


Winter's nearly here, so keep the family warm and satisfied with these 20 quick, crowd-pleasing dinner ideas.

Cook | | Fri May 29 12:23:19 EST 2015

Braised fennel with gorgonzola and walnuts

The fatter, more bulbous fennel are best for cutting into salads and eating raw. Use the flavour-laden squashed and elongated type for cooking, as in this braised vegetable side dish.

Cook | Steve Manfredi | Fri May 29 12:14:15 EST 2015

Homemade crumpets

Crumpets and honey for upcoming Hot Food column by Jill Dupleix.

These golden, yeasty, savoury batter cakes are perfect on a cold winter's morning with Vegemite, grilled cheese, or poached egg and bacon.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Fri May 29 11:35:44 EST 2015

Greek lentil soup

This recipe was brought from Greece by my 71-year-old grandmother. It's a perfect hearty soup for winter for times when you've had enough meat.

Cook | Nicole Papaz | Wed May 27 12:08:49 EST 2015

Cauliflower and kombu soup

You can't use chicken stock when cooking soup for vegetarian friends, and it hurts. To give vego-friendly soups backbone I use a handful of the dried Japanese seaweed, kombu.

Cook | Callan Boys | Wed May 27 11:47:43 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: Culinary and historical delights of Centennial Trail

Owen Pidgeon takes us on a historical "food source" tour of the Centennial Trail, and gives us the good oil on olives with a beef roll recipe.

Cook,Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

Bryan Martin's cavatelli con fagioli (pasta with mussels and cannellini beans)


Black mussels are perfect for this simple Italian pasta recipe from the Amalfi Coast.

Cook | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

Roast parsnips with mint gremolata

I'm a massive fan of parsnips. They have an earthy sweetness that is so delicious and my favourite way to eat them is either roasted, as they are here, or boiled, pureed with butter and served with...

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue May 26 15:32:23 EST 2015

Beef with fennel caponata

cr: William Meppem
recipe - Beef with fennel caponata

Classic caponata is a Sicilian dish, usually a dice of eggplant (sauteed with celery, onion, and garlic) with a sweet-sour sauce, and often with dried fruit and pinenuts.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue May 26 15:15:49 EST 2015

Maltese-style baked rice

This dish, based on the classic Maltese dish ross il-forn, is a versatile mix of gently spiced rice, mince, egg and tomato that can be made ahead of time.

Cook | Karen Martini | Tue May 26 14:07:49 EST 2015

Jerusalem artichoke soup

These knobbly, underground ugly sisters to the blooms of the true artichoke are harvested from late autumn and have a reputation for causing gale-force wind in some individuals.

Cook | Cathy Gowdie | Tue May 26 12:52:44 EST 2015

Sichuan hot and sour soup

I lust after this hot, sour, salty, peppery (rather than chilli-hot) Sichuanese soup whenever the temperature drops, because it's just so warming and satisfying on every level.

Cook | Terry Durack | Tue May 26 12:44:13 EST 2015

Italian chicken noodle soup

Chicken noodle soup is great. Chicken noodle soup with pesto, parmesan, lemon zest and a slug of olive oil is even better.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Tue May 26 12:40:36 EST 2015

Potato, corn and bacon chowder

The smoked paprika and bacon add a whiff of campfire smokiness to this chunky chowder. You can replace the milk with sour cream, creme fraiche or cream before serving if you prefer.

Cook | Roslyn Grundy | Tue May 26 12:11:32 EST 2015

Pumpkin soup with dukkah

You can't put enough fresh ginger and spice into this crowd-pleaser. I make it whenever the pumpkin pile is getting out of control. Freezes well; great for work lunches or no-fuss dinners.

Cook | Jane Holroyd | Tue May 26 11:55:34 EST 2015

Where can I find fresh yeast?

Where oh where can fresh yeast be found - and can you use dried yeast instead?

Cook | Richard Cornish | Tue May 26 06:00:00 EST 2015

Book reviews: Fresh off the kitchen shelf

Jennifer McLagan embraces bitter flavours in her latest recipe book, <i>Bitter</i>.

Seeking inspiration for cooking up a winter storm? The Good Food team checks out the latest batch of cookbooks, fresh from the publishers.

Cook | | Tue May 26 00:00:00 EST 2015

Zucchini and pinenut salad

This tasty middle-eastern take on a simple salad is perfect as a side dish or for a mid-week dinner.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Mon May 25 12:10:44 EST 2015