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Growing pecans in Canberra isn't nutty


This variety of nut has been growing in Australia for more than 150 years and is worth the effort locally.

Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Wed May 14 03:00:00 EST 2014

Beyond bok choy

These days, Australians are well acquainted with soy sauce, bok choy and curry paste. Take your pantry a step further with this shortlist of lesser-known Asian ingredients.

Cook | Alecia Wood | Tue May 13 03:00:00 EST 2014

Indian cooking lightens up

Anjum Anand stands in a test kitchen in Alexandria, stirring, tasting, adding a pinch of cumin, a dash of mustard-coloured turmeric, and then stirring again.

Cook | Carla Grossetti | Tue May 13 03:00:00 EST 2014

Inside Ita Buttrose's kitchen

Ita Buttrose.

Media commentator and cookbook author Ita Buttrose shows us what's in her kitchen cupboards.

Cook | Kitchen spy | Tue May 13 03:00:00 EST 2014

Coconut milk and coconut cream: what's the difference?

What is the difference between coconut cream and milk?

One is good to fry curry pastes. The other should be added to the curry later.

Cook | Brain food | Tue May 13 03:00:00 EST 2014

Know your spuds

Duck fat potatoes.

Mash, fry or bake: how to make the most out of everyone's favourite tuber.

Cook | Cathy Gowdie | Tue May 13 03:00:00 EST 2014

Hot food: Faux roe


What are they? Caviar pearls are small pearls of gel that add punchy pops of flavour to your food. Two very different techniques are popular.

Cook | Hot food | Tue May 13 03:00:00 EST 2014

Neil Perry's slow-braised shoulder of lamb

Slow-braised shoulder of lamb.

I love this method of cooking lamb. It develops a deep, rich flavour and melts in the mouth.

Cook | Neil Perry | Tue May 13 03:00:00 EST 2014

Five of a kind: Unusual spices

Not so long ago, the Moroccan spice mix ras el hanout may have included hashish.

Cook | Lauren Wambach | Sat May 10 03:00:00 EST 2014

Neil Perry's Korean seafood stew and stir-fried beef with cucumber

Neil Perry's stir-fried beef with cucumber.

Seoul'd out: A staple of Korean cuisine ramps up a seafood hotpot and a stir-fry.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat May 10 03:00:01 EST 2014

Frank Camorra's pear and hazelnut cake

Pear and hazelnut cake.

A fruit that complements savoury flavours opens up a world of taste combinations.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Sat May 10 03:00:00 EST 2014

Jelly express going full steam ahead

I have come across lots of excellent jelly-making fruit lately, which led to a bout of steaming frenzy.

Cook | Kate McKay | Wed May 07 03:00:00 EST 2014

How to make caviar with humble mullet roe


Who needs salmon eggs, when there is the option of a rustic, ghetto caviar which is very easy to make.

Cook | Paddock to plate | Wed May 07 03:00:00 EST 2014

Olive harvest a time to plant


If you dream of producing your own olive oil, remember that it takes at least 5 kilograms of olives to make a litre.

Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Wed May 07 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mum's the word in the kitchen

Pancakes with dulce de leche.

Preparing breakfast in bed is a great way to nurture a budding cook.

Cook | Justine Costigan | Tue May 06 14:30:00 EST 2014

Cous cous, but not as you know it

Cauliflower cous cous with salmon.

Skip the heavy carbs with two recipes from My Petite Kitchen: Cauliflower 'cous cous' and nut-flour crepes with kale and toasted seeds.

Cook | | Tue May 06 07:05:50 EST 2014

Books: Pleasures of eating

<i>The Feast Goes On, The Monday Morning Cooking Club</i>.

Recipes for shakshouka eggs have Jane Holroyd pining for the Auntie Myrna she never had.

Cook | | Tue May 06 03:00:00 EST 2014

Can you make your own salt?

istock - sea salt

Home-made sea salt can have the tang of the sea and a mild seaweedy taste.

Cook | Brain food | Tue May 06 03:00:00 EST 2014

Adam Liaw's tonkatsu and chicken doria


We all love Japanese food, but one part of the cuisine that doesn't get much notice outside Japan is youshoku: dishes from the West that have been adapted and interpreted into something uniquely...

Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue May 06 03:00:00 EST 2014

From Dad and kids, with love

Chef Shane Delia making pancakes with his children Jude and Jayda.

What do cheffy fathers cook with their children on Mother's Day?

Cook | Pete Barrett | Tue May 06 03:00:00 EST 2014