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Six things you didn't know about hot cross buns

An Easter treat ... hot cross buns.

Here are six bits of trivia in advance of Good Friday when the smell of warm spice fills kitchens throughout the country.

Cook | Callan Boys | Thu Apr 02 08:30:53 EST 2015

River Cottage Australia Cookbook: Paul West shares three of the best

Featuring recipes from the first three television series of River Cottage Australia, this is the cookbook which reveals all the delicious dishes that Paul West has been creating on the farm.

Cook | | Wed Apr 01 19:14:46 EST 2015

Melbourne's tastiest tomato is ...

Melbourne's favourite tomato?

Nothing brings joy to gardeners and chefs like a tomato plucked straight from the plant. But which is the best-tasting?

Cook | Jane Holroyd | Wed Apr 01 15:20:33 EST 2015

Bryan Martin's recipe for duck congee with salted duck eggs

What do you do with salted duck eggs? Hatch a plan to make a breakfast dish called congee, or duck porridge, of course.

Cook | Bryan Martin | Tue Mar 31 22:13:00 EST 2015

How to make Turkish pizza: tips and a recipe from Efendy's Somer Sivrioglu

When eggs and cheese combine ... Somer Sivrioglu's Samsun pide.

Somer Sivrioglu shares his tips and a recipe for making authentic Turkish pide.

Cook | | Tue Mar 31 18:20:24 EST 2015

Does sourdough use yeast?

Sourdough "mother" or "starter" is initially made from a flour and water paste that is left for several days to recruit microscopic bugs naturally occurring in the air.

Cook | Richard Cornish | Tue Mar 31 00:00:00 EST 2015

How to make hot cross buns

Hot cross bun

Why not have a go at making your own buns this Easter? Your family will love you for it.

Cook | Alice Arndell | Tue Mar 31 00:00:00 EST 2015

Hot food: Hotdogs

Pimped dogs: Not your average sausage in a bun.

Franks in a roll just got a whole lot fancier.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Tue Mar 31 00:00:00 EST 2015

River Cottage Australia cake recipes: Paul West's sweet treats

Double-decker zucchini cake.

Star of River Cottage Australia, Paul West, is about to release a cookbook based on the first three television series. Here is a sneak peek at some of his sweeter offerings.

Cook | | Tue Mar 31 00:00:00 EST 2015

Eleven seafood myths busted

Should you order fish and chips on a Monday?

From eating fish on a Monday, to unopened mussels, misinformation surrounds seafood. Matthew Evans sets the record straight.

Cook | Matthew Evans | Tue Mar 31 00:00:00 EST 2015

Recipes from Thug Kitchen

Thug Kitchen, by Kitchen Thug. (Hachette, $35.)

Cook | | Fri Mar 27 23:45:00 EST 2015

How to cook kangaroo tail: Bryan Martin's roo penne

Penne rigate with kangaroo tail & porcini

Believe it or not, but combining the Italian porcini mushroom the Aussie roo tail are bound to please.

Cook | Bryan Martin | Tue Mar 24 23:45:00 EST 2015

Healthy choices: how do popular cheeses stack up?

It's hard to stop at one piece ... haloumi.

Love cheese but find it hard to stop at one piece? Here's how to make the healthiest choice possible.

Cook | Susie Burrell | Tue Mar 24 10:00:00 EST 2015

Potato cakes v potato scallops: which state is correct?

Potato cakes or potato scallops?

Studies of Australian English show wonderful variations and idiosyncrasies.

Cook | Richard Cornish | Tue Mar 24 00:00:00 EST 2015

The world according to River Cafe's Ruth Rogers

The River Cafe's Ruth Rogers.

With tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and chilli on hand, great food is always possible, says the River Cafe legend.

Cook | Dani Valent | Tue Mar 24 00:00:00 EST 2015

Recipes: Hot cross buns with a twist

Hot cross bun ice-cream sandwiches.

Find your baking mojo by adding some bling to these reinvented hot cross buns.

Cook | Phillippa Grogan | Tue Mar 24 00:00:00 EST 2015

Health food: Pomegranate

Seductive: Warm cauliflower and pomegranate salad.

Pomegranate is the world's most romantic, seductive fruit, with a leathery crimson rind, hiding a treasure-box of translucent, jewel-like, sweetly acid arils

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Tue Mar 24 00:00:00 EST 2015

Step aside quinoa: is teff the new ‘superfood’ grain?

Tiny grains ... Teff.

Chia, quinoa and coconut everything. Now there’s a new contender to add to the gluten-free mix.

Cook | Danielle Colley | Mon Mar 23 16:17:07 EST 2015

Gluten-free, low-sugar hot cross buns

Dense but delicious ... hot cross buns with a twist.

A paleo-friendly recipe from Lola Berry.

Cook | Lola Berry | Mon Mar 23 14:26:12 EST 2015

Planet to Plate: The Earth Hour Cookbook - recipes to save Earth

Here are some amazing dishes by Australia's top celebrity chefs who aim to save the planet and your health.

Cook | | Sat Mar 21 23:45:00 EST 2015