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My favourite sword


I can't do this any more. This thing I find in the knife drawer at our apartment is struggling badly.

Cook | Bryan Martin | Wed Feb 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Stefano Manfredi's Italian cooking tips

Tagliatelle bolognese.

From the secret to perfect homemade pasta to the best Bolognese ragu, chef Stefano Manfredi shares his tips.

Cook | Carla Grossetti | Tue Feb 04 18:35:02 EST 2014

Pete Evans' after-school dinner recipes

'Spaghetti' and meatballs.

If peanuts or gluten are a problem for your children - or you - there are work-arounds that are just as tasty.

Cook | Pete Evans | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

How to keep fried fish crisp

Fish in beer batter

Ripping open the fish and chips parcel as soon as humanely possible is not as irrational as you might think.

Cook | Brain food | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Karen Martini's Vietnamese recipes

Roast duck, pickled mushroom, beanshoot and perilla leaf rice paper rolls.

For most of my professional career my cooking has been focused on the Mediterranean, but at home I've always loved cooking with Asian flavours, especially those of China, Thailand and Vietnam.

Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Hot Food: School prawns

Crisp-fried School Prawns.

Lightly floured and fried until crisp, school prawns can be eaten heads, tails and all.

Cook | Hot food | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Freek out with freekeh

Freekeh, or green wheat grain.

Roasted green wheat from the Middle East is being hailed as a superfood, and a grain worth growing.

Cook | Richard Cornish | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Work lunches: 20 great ideas in a box

Green and grain salad.

Avoid the brown bag blues. Get creative by following these simple steps to lunchtime bliss.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Fresh now

Snake beans

Snake beans never snap like a green bean; instead the fresh test is for firm, not foamy, flesh.

Cook | Robin Powell | Mon Feb 03 23:55:31 EST 2014

Vegetarian: Raw curry noodle soup

Seon Joo of Yong Green Food in Fitzroy with her vegetarian dish Raw curry noodle soup.

Seon Joo Lee is the director of Yong Green Food in Melbourne's Fitzroy, which has carved out a reputation for its new-wave vegetarian fare.

Cook | Jane Holroyd | Mon Feb 03 10:32:30 EST 2014

All at sea: Neil Perry's pan-fried salmon

Raspberry and mascarpone cake.

Revive your beach holiday memories with this saucy seafood combination that brings a little fire and spice to the table.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Feb 01 04:00:01 EST 2014

Heads and tails: Frank Camorra's baked fish

Whole snapper baked on potatoes and capsicum with Catalan wilted spinach.

Put a whole fish on the table for a flavoursome and fuss-free feast.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Sat Feb 01 03:00:00 EST 2014

New Year feast

Sichuan quick-fried lamb.

In the spirit of the Chinese New Year festival - Friday, January 31 till February 14 - these recipes are from the Sichuan province in southwest China - a pepper-hot pumpkin soup, cold spicy sesame...

Cook | Diana Lampe | Wed Jan 29 03:00:00 EST 2014

Dodging the lunchbox snack trap

Berry muffins.

If there is one section of the supermarket that is sure to raise the interest of a school-aged child, it is the snack food aisle – rows of brightly coloured packets that conceal a mix of bars,...

Cook | Susie Burrell | Tue Jan 28 13:58:20 EST 2014

Ease back into the grind

Cold Soba noodles with beansprouts, soy and ginger.

Karen Martini's working week-friendly recipes include simple soba noodles, a fresh and filling salad and hand-pounded pesto.

Cook,Back to school | Karen Martini | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Breakfast cous cous

Hot Food

Grains for breakfast can go beyond the usual porridge and muesli, to incorporate pearl barley, bulghur, cous cous or farro.

Cook | Hot food | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Kylie Kwong's Australian-Chinese New Year feast

Caramelised pork belly with salt bush.

Australian ingredients harmonise so well with Asian flavours, writes Kylie Kwong.

Cook | Kylie Kwong | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Fresh now


There are more than a dozen varieties of plums available at the moment.

Cook | Robin Powell | Mon Jan 27 23:43:40 EST 2014

Respect the beast and go for the offal, too


There's more to the beast than meets the eye fillet, so respect the animal and go for the lot.

Cook | Jared Ingersoll | Sun Jan 26 03:00:00 EST 2014

Make restaurant classics at home

Neil Perry's simple duck curry.

Step away from the takeaway menu and surprise yourself with how easy it is to make these restaurant favourites at home.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Jan 25 04:00:01 EST 2014