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Weekly meal planner

With the weather turning chilly the time is ripe for brushing up your skills in the kitchen.

Cook | | Wed May 25 17:48:04 EST 2016

How to make perfect crunchy hot chips

Double crunch hot chips  from Jane Lawson's Milkbar Memories.

Double Crunch Hot Chips

Cook | Jane Lawson | Wed May 25 12:06:24 EST 2016

Canberra's bakers: Camille Young, Anthea Cheng and Jo Binkin

Raw choc mint ice-cream cake by Canberra vegan baker Anthea Cheng of Rainbow Nourishments.

Three Canberra bakers tell us how they turned their love of cake into thriving small businesses.

Cook | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 24 21:00:00 EST 2016

Blue cheese madeleines

Blue cheese madeleines.

In the cooler days of autumn, give me freshly baked breads, hearty meat pies and trays of baked pasta, please.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Tue May 24 15:37:35 EST 2016

Potato and kale pizza

Potato, kale and oyster mushroom pizza.

In the cooler days of autumn, savoury baking is just as satisfying as the usual knee-jerk baking of cakes and sweet things.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Tue May 24 15:37:14 EST 2016

Braised beef with chilli and vinegar

Give yourself something to look forward to: get this beef dish in the oven early and let the exotic ingredients work their magic in time for dinner.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue May 24 15:20:30 EST 2016

Asian mushroom hotpot

This simple and delicious mushroom hot pot is big on flavour. You should be able to source most ingredients from your local Asian grocer.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue May 24 15:19:57 EST 2016

One-pot lamb and quinoa biryani

One-pot lamb and quinoa biryani.

Biryani doesn't need to be as complicated as it looks. Here's a simple one-pot version that's full of flavour. Success depends on getting the right amount of liquid to cook the rice.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue May 24 12:53:45 EST 2016

Help! I can't get my pizza base crisp

Back to base-ics: Less is more when it comes to pizza.

Go back to base-ics. Here are our home-made pizza commandments.

Cook | Richard Cornish | Tue May 24 00:15:00 EST 2016

Cheat's samosas (vegetable curry puffs)

Cheat's samosas.

Malaysia's popular curry puffs take inspiration from Indian origins, but I like to think of them as spices coming home to where they were first grown. Moderation is the key.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Mon May 23 14:39:53 EST 2016

Wishlist: Best for baking

As the cooler months arrive, it's time for baking and sharing the bounty with friends and family.

Cook | | Mon May 23 13:49:13 EST 2016

Nigella Lawson: Five dishes every home cook should master

Chocolate cake: A must-do dish.

Ahead of her appearance on MasterChef Australia, Nigella Lawson shared her thoughts on the dishes home cooks need in their repertoire.

Cook,Special | | Mon May 23 07:15:00 EST 2016

Win a signed copy of Nigella Lawson's latest cookbook, Simply Nigella

Love Nigella? Here's an opportunity to win one of five signed copies of her latest cookbook.

Cook | | Mon May 23 07:08:13 EST 2016

Support Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea

LUKE MANGAN'S BERRIES POACHED IN BALSAMIC WITH VANILLA CREAM

You can help those affected by cancer this May or June by bringing your family, friends or workmates together for morning tea, in support of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea. 

Cook | | Sat May 21 23:45:00 EST 2016

Weekly meal planner

Lebanese chicken and rice. Brigitte Hafner RICE recipes for Epicure. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Food preparation and styling by Caroline Velik, plate from Bliink Interiors, MUST CREDIT WITH EVERY USE OR HIRE FEE WILL BE INCURRED.

A hearty chicken and rice dish with mint and yoghurt, plus a super healthy 'whey' to start to your weekend.

Cook | | Wed May 18 14:45:18 EST 2016

Lamb tenderloins with eschalots and salsa verde

Lamb tenderloins,
charred eschallot and salsa verde.

We love meat slow cooked on the bone but if you're after something a bit lighter yet still really tasty, try this recipe.

Cook | Darren Robertson and Mark LaBrooy | Wed May 18 11:50:36 EST 2016

Shaved zucchini, snowpeas and almonds

Shaved zucchini, snow peas, almonds salad.

The zucchini salad is a fresh and vibrant way to serve green vegies. This combination goes well with lamb and makes a cracking side to a good steak.

Cook | Darren Robertson and Mark LaBrooy | Wed May 18 11:50:52 EST 2016

Squid-ink pasta with scallops, chilli, tomato and garlic

Squid ink pasta with scallops, chilli, tomato and garlic.

Dark pleasures await: your tastebuds will find the bright side in the delicate flavours of this squid-ink pasta dish.

Cook | Neil Perry | Wed May 18 10:58:40 EST 2016

Braised leg of veal in tomato and olives

Braised leg of veal in tomato and olives.

Here's a lovely wintery meal idea - the veal ideally served with a crusty loaf of bread for mopping up juices. This recipe also works with a rolled pork loin - just extend the braising time.

Cook | Neil Perry | Wed May 18 10:58:38 EST 2016

Cherry hazelnut upside-down pudding

The methods we use to make many traditional baked goods, like simple butter cakes, change over time ­– and not always for the better.

Cook | Dan Lepard | Tue May 17 16:06:21 EST 2016