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The sweetness of salt

Mum's apple pie.

It's a common instruction in many recipes - even baking. What difference does a pinch of salt make?

Cook | Brain food | Tue Apr 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

Sticky business: Asian ingredients

Allan Campion at Minh Phat Asian grocery shop in Abbotsford.

Demystifying the Asian store cupboard.

Cook | Roslyn Grundy | Mon Apr 15 13:04:30 EST 2013

Crumbs!

Italian apple cake with mascarpone.

There's nothing quite like the satisfying crunch of breadcrumbs.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Apr 13 03:00:01 EST 2013

A warm welcome

Frank Camorra's marinated olives.

Olives are a simple and delicious way to get a party started.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Sat Apr 13 03:00:00 EST 2013

DIY marinated olives

Marinated olives.

Olives are a simple and delicious way to get a party started.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Sat Apr 13 03:00:00 EST 2013

Trick or treat

Chestnuts.

Chestnuts are a seasonal luxury, but they take some work.

Cook | Kirsten Lawson | Fri Apr 12 10:45:07 EST 2013

Cut above the rest

steak, mushrooms and chips story Bryan Martin photo David Reist

Nothing is better than a grilled slab of meat and deep-fried spuds, with fried mushrooms and bearnaise.

Cook | Bryan Martin | Wed Apr 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Pear-fect

FOOD AND WINE: . Cook this week with Diana Lampe. Smoked trout and pear salad.26th March 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Serve smoked trout and pear salad for an al fresco lunch and enjoy our glorious autumn weather.

Cook | Diana Lampe | Wed Apr 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Where can I find heirloom tomatoes?

Various heirloom tomato varieties.

This week's vexing culinary queries relate to crispy bacon, dill seeds, almond meal and agar agar.

Cook | Brain food | Tue Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

The life of spice

Indian chefs Kumar and Suba Mahadevan.

Kumar and Suba continue to share their passion for quality Indian cuisine.

Cook | Les Luxford | Tue Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

A user's guide to chillies

It pays to know your peppers.

As the nation embraces food with kick, it pays to know your peppers.

Cook | Roslyn Grundy | Tue Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

Add fuel to the fire

Hot sauce bottles

Hot sauce is the new cool kid on tables around the country.

Cook | Kate Gibbs | Tue Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

Answering your vexing culinary questions

Various heirloom tomato varieties.

Where can I buy heirloom tomatoes besides farmers' markets?

Cook | Richard Cornish | Tue Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

Hot food: Jaffles

The Reuben Jaffle.

Daggy toasted sandwiches are cool again.

Cook | Hot food | Tue Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

Legends of the fall

Pumpkin and feta pie with olive-oil pastry.

Recipes for pumpkin and feta pie, baked lasagnette with pumpkin, anchovies and taleggio and roasted pumpkin and root-vegetable soup.

Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

Kitchen spy: Jeremy Strode

Jeremy Strode in his home kitchen.

The executive head chef of the Fish Shop shows us inside his home kitchen.

Cook | Stephanie Clifford-Smith | Tue Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

How to make fried rice

Chef Hon Kau Hui shows how to make fried rice.

You can find variations of fried rice - one of the great comfort foods - in every Asian country, and the easy-to-cook and easy-to-eat dish has been adopted enthusiastically around the world.

Cook | Make it easy | Mon Apr 08 06:00:20 EST 2013

Neil Perry's simply rich

Neil Perry's braised chicken with chillies.

A rich sauce, a simple salad ... contrast makes for a perfect partnership.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Apr 06 04:00:01 EST 2013

Marvellous meatballs

Pork and veal meatballs with simple tomato sauce.

Every step counts when it comes to making meatballs with bounce.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Sat Apr 06 03:00:00 EST 2013

A Sicilian delight

Caponata.

It's the perfect season for caponata.

Cook | Robbie Howard | Wed Apr 03 03:00:00 EST 2013