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Inside Gary Mehigan's kitchen

Gary Mehigan

MasterChef judge, cookbook author and chef Gary Mehigan shows Nicole Bittar around his home kitchen.

Cook | Nicole Bittar | Tue Jul 22 03:00:00 EST 2014

Hot food: Beer-steaming

Beer steam

Beer-steaming is back due to our overwhelming thirst for all things craft-brewed.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Tue Jul 22 03:00:00 EST 2014

Do frozen vegetables contain more nutrients than fresh?

Peas say it ain't so... Could frozen vegetables really be healthier?

They might be convenient but are vegies straight from the freezer any healthier than fresh?

Cook | Richard Cornish | Tue Jul 22 03:00:00 EST 2014

Dan Lepard's gluten-free Turkish delight tahini bar

Turkish delight Tahini Bar, neil perry, william meppem

Rose pairs beautifully with chocolate, as the bitter edge of cocoa just cools the floral notes of the rose.

Cook | Dan Lepard | Tue Jul 22 03:00:00 EST 2014

Five of a kind: Melbourne food tours

The Little Saigon Market, Footscray.

Five of the best foodie treks around the city.

Cook | Veda Gilbert | Fri Jul 18 17:06:35 EST 2014

Kitchen Spy: Rishi Desai


The former MasterChef contestant Rishi Desai, of Queanbeyan, lets us look inside his kitchen.

Cook | Natasha Rudra | Wed Jul 16 09:00:54 EST 2014

Hot food: Miso cod

Miso cod

What is it? Saikyo yaki, or fish marinated in miso (fermented soy bean paste) and grilled or baked. It has been the signature dish of Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa since 1987 and is the favourite dish...

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Hot new cookbooks


Food for men, flexible family meals and Huey's all-time faves are among the latest cookbook themes.

Cook | Roslyn Grundy | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

How to make the perfect salt-and-pepper squid


Ideal as a starter or snack, it's easy to make this spicy and crisp dish at home.

Cook | Ruby Lohman | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

How do I avoid lumpy mashed potatoes?


Choosing the right starchy potato is the first step to perfect mash.

Cook | Brain food | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Seven easy steps to becoming a better cook

Good Food, William Meppem

Simple tips and tricks to sharpen your kitchen skills.

Cook | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Kitchen Spy: Benjamin Cooper

Chin Chin and Kong's head chef Ben Cooper for Kitchen Spy column. 26 June 2014.
The Age Epicure. Photo:Eddie Jim.

Take a look inside the Warrandyte kitchen of Chin Chin and Kong's executive chef.

Cook | Peter Barrett | Mon Jul 14 12:52:00 EST 2014

Diana Lampe's midwinter heartwarmers

Diana Lampe's Shepherd's pie .

Diana Lampe's three recipes are sure to warm the cockles.

Cook | Diana Lampe | Thu Jul 10 17:38:52 EST 2014

Can hemp seeds get you high?

Raw hemp seed chocolate fudge balls.

Hemp seed tastes delicious and are highly nutritious. Here's a recipe for raw hemp-seed chocolate fudge protein balls. But beware, they come with a whiff of illegality.

Cook | Elissa McCallum | Tue Jul 08 10:55:32 EST 2014

How to cook a good roast chook

Belinda Jeffrey's roast chook.

A good roast chook is a staple in any home cook's repertoire. But how do you do it? And how do you make sure the roast vegies with it are done just-right? Cookbook author Belinda Jeffery shares her...

Cook | Angie Schiavone | Tue Jul 08 07:10:50 EST 2014

Hot food: Quinoa porridge


What is it? It's the new porridge, made with the tiny, grain-like seeds of the goosefoot plant, traditionally grown in the Andes and known by the Incans as ''the mother of all grains''.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Tue Jul 08 03:00:00 EST 2014

Is it hygienic to use a wooden chopping board for my meat?

Raw beef steaks on chopping board with thyme, onion and garlic.

Treat your wooden board carefully as nicks and grooves will prove a haven for bacteria.

Cook | Brain food | Tue Jul 08 03:00:00 EST 2014

Fresh now: Corella pears


Corella pears grown on the outside of the tree develop ruby-red skins in response to sunlight. They glow like Christmas baubles.

Cook | Robin Powell | Mon Jul 07 23:20:52 EST 2014

Recipes to help you cut the carbs

Cut the carbs omelette.

Three recipe ideas (lunch, salad and dessert) from Cut the carbs author Tori Haschka.

Cook | | Mon Jul 07 17:05:50 EST 2014

Kitchen Spy: Pia Miller

mcj 26th June 2014
Pia Miller hosts kitchen spy at her Elwood home. The Age/Epicure/Kitchen Spy, Picture Michael Clayton-Jones, Elwood, Story Peter Barrett

Pia Miller is inspired by her Chilean grandmother's simple and lovingly prepared meals.

Cook | Peter Barrett | Mon Jul 07 11:22:00 EST 2014