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Grilled lamb, fennel and citrus salad.

Put lamb chops with a twist, a crowd-pleasing burger and roast chicken with Asian greens on the dinner roster this week.

Cook | | Fri Oct 24 11:45:37 EST 2014

Empanadas and dulce de leche: Cookbook reveals favourite foods of Popes

Hot Food: Tuna and egg empanadas.

Ever wondered what the Pope eats? A Swiss Guard cookbook reveals the tastes of popes past and present.

Cook | Nick Squires in Rome | Fri Oct 24 00:15:00 EST 2014

Cooking with chickpeas

Cooking with chickpeas.

Cook | | Thu Oct 23 16:48:37 EST 2014

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Cook | | Thu Oct 23 15:52:12 EST 2014

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Cook | | Tue Oct 21 15:31:29 EST 2014

Ceviche salad

Super-fresh fish is the hero of a simple ceviche, which is best accompanied by a zingy jalapeno and tomatillo salsa.

Cook | Pete Evans | Tue Oct 21 12:41:41 EST 2014

Thai beef salad

Thai beef salad

Spring is in the air and our thoughts turn to lighter food, and this Thai-beef number is tangy and herb-filled, perfect for sunny days.

Cook | Pete Evans | Tue Oct 21 12:25:11 EST 2014

Bacon, egg and kasundi jaffle

Bacon, egg and kasundi jaffle

For a speedy, tasty feed, it's hard to beat a golden crispy bacon and egg jaffle. For this recipe, I recommend using kasundi relish - the recipe makes a large amount but if sealed in sterilised jars...

Cook | Frank Camorra | Tue Oct 21 11:40:20 EST 2014

Corned beef, gouda and jalapeno jaffle

Never mistake a jaffle for a toasted sandwich - it is so much more. The clam-shell shape you get from cooking it in a jaffle iron leaves more room for tasty fillings.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Tue Oct 21 11:40:25 EST 2014

Orecchiette with eggplant, oregano, balsamic and ricotta

Orecchiette with eggplant and ricotta.

This is a pantry-inspired pasta, one I made when the cupboard was almost bare. It's common to fry the eggplant for a pasta like this, but blanching it makes for a much lighter dish, and the texture...

Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Oct 21 11:08:12 EST 2014

Oven-roasted spicy chickpeas

Spicy chickpeas are the new crisp and crunchy snack of choice, leaving olives and nuts in the shade.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Tue Oct 21 10:49:52 EST 2014

Inside Alessandro Pavoni's kitchen

Alessandro Pavoni

Italian chef Alessandro Pavoni opened his first restaurant in 2009 at Sydney's Spit.

Cook | Kitchen spy | Tue Oct 21 07:00:00 EST 2014

Massimo Bottura's recipes for ragu and spaghetti cetarese

Massimo Bottura - spaghetti cetarese.

What is the secret to a perfect Italian ragu or pasta? This is the man to ask.

Cook,Good Food Month | Massimo Bottura | Tue Oct 21 03:00:00 EST 2014

Health Food: Spicy roasted chickpeas

Whether pan-fried, deep-fried or oven-roasted, spicy chickpeas are the new snack of choice.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Tue Oct 21 00:00:00 EST 2014

Debbie Skelton: Smoked lamb with broad bean and pumpkin salad


In making the most of the sweet spring produce available now and the smoking for flavour, I create a light, spring lunch, evocative of the Mediterranean.

Cook | Debbie Skelton | Mon Oct 20 23:45:00 EST 2014

Best salsa verde and spring vegetables recipe

Chopped parsley and garlic makes a simple green sauce.

All you need to make a green sauce is a chopping board and sharp knife and access to a good range of new season shoots, writes Bryan Martin.

Cook | Bryan Martin | Mon Oct 20 23:45:00 EST 2014

Why do we have to cream butter and sugar for cakes?

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Creaming butter and sugar is a first step in many baking recipes, but is it really necessary?

Cook | Brain food | Mon Oct 20 23:30:00 EST 2014

Kitchen Spy with Alessandro Pavoni

Seaside: Chef Alessandro Pavoni in his home kitchen in Sydney's northern beaches.

Inside the kitchen of Italian chef Alessandro Pavoni.

Cook | | Mon Oct 20 15:01:00 EST 2014

Ricotta gnocchi with spring vegetables and burnt butter

Ricotta gnocchi with spring vegetables and Burnt butter.

This delectable seasonal take on gnocchi is best-made fresh: it's really fun and you'll love the result. The gnocchi is also great with a simple tomato or cheesy cream sauce.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Oct 20 08:37:14 EST 2014

Roast chicken, avocado and rustic grain salad

Roast chicken, avocado and rustic grain salad.

This smart, substantial salad has a great texture and makes a perfect lunch with its mix of grains and greens. You can use any grains you like: spelt, barley or even boiled white rice.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Oct 20 08:37:11 EST 2014