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A dinner party for $30? Top chefs show you how to cook for a crowd on the cheap

Tofu entree

Too broke to eat out? Three chefs have sorted the menu, so round up the gang for a frugal feast at your place.

Cook | Ruby Lohman | Tue Aug 19 03:00:00 EST 2014

Kitchen spy: Henry Wagons

Henry Wagons, musician and BBQ-lover at home for Epicure's Kitchen Spy. 	
6th August 2014. Photo by Jason South

Touring the US ignited musician and TV presenter Henry Wagons' passion for food.

Cook | Peter Barrett | Tue Aug 19 03:00:00 EST 2014

Dan Hong's dinner party menu: $40 for six people

Dan Hong's chilled tofu.

Dan Hong's Asian-themed menu is full of bold flavours and textures and versatile ingredients.

Cook | | Tue Aug 19 00:01:00 EST 2014

Dave Verheul's dinner party menu: $30 for six people

Raw bonito, lemon, sesame and watercress.

A clever menu with zesty lemon and raw seafood, the comfort of slow cooking and a visually impressive parfait.

Cook | | Tue Aug 19 00:01:15 EST 2014

Philippa Sibley's dinner party menu: $50 for six people

Philippa Sibley's $50 dinner party.

Sibley celebrates in-season produce with a light and elegant menu.

Cook | | Tue Aug 19 00:01:00 EST 2014

How to cook on a budget: Serina Huang's tips and tricks

Fish of the day: A bowl of haddock, leek and spinach risotto.

Canberra food blogger explains why she cooks frugally and shares her money-saving secrets.

Cook | Serina Huang | Tue Aug 19 00:00:00 EST 2014

Recipes for cooking on a budget with Kate McKay

Tania’s lentils

Kate McKay shares three dishes that taste great and won't hurt the back pocket.

Cook | Kate McKay | Tue Aug 19 00:00:00 EST 2014

Kale fails as a superfood


A sceptical Bryan Martin investigates the latest so-called "superfood".

Cook | Paddock to plate | Tue Aug 19 00:00:00 EST 2014

A guide to mustard


Whether it's daubed on sausages, smeared on a pastrami on rye or splodged on burgers, mustard can bring even the dullest dish come to life.

Cook | Callan Boys | Mon Aug 18 14:35:38 EST 2014

Peace in Middle East? Solution is roast lamb with harissa


An Israeli and a Palestinian who work together to run restaurants set an excellent example to follow, writes Bryan Martin.

Cook | Paddock to plate | Tue Aug 12 23:45:00 EST 2014

How to make naan bread: Tips and a naan recipe from Sneh Roy

Sneh Roy: How to make naan bread.

In India, naan is actually a rare-occassion treat rather than the ubiquitous accompaniment to curries recognised in the West. Blogger Sneh Roy gives her tips on making the perfect naan bread.

Cook | Rob Moran | Tue Aug 12 14:01:40 EST 2014

Hot food: Jacket potatoes

Baked potato, prawns and lemon mayo.

Ye olde baked potatoes are simple, nourishing and now they've gone gourmet.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Tue Aug 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

Salted versus unsalted butter: which is best?


And is there a hard and fast rule for sweet and savoury dishes?

Cook | Brain food | Tue Aug 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

Turkish recipes: Ezo the bride's soup, cokelek and revani


Diana Lampe reveals three classic Turkish dishes that will inspire.

Cook | Diana Lampe | Tue Aug 12 00:00:00 EST 2014

Indian feast: Recipes from Anjum Anand

Ricotta and chard bake.

Anjum Anand is known as the Nigella Lawson of Indian cuisine in England, where she came to prominence with her BBC cooking show Indian Food Made Easy.

Cook | | Mon Aug 11 09:58:00 EST 2014

How to make Lolo & Wren's croque-monsieur

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 24:  The croque monsieur served at Lolo & Wren in Brunswick West on July 24, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Luis Ascui/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)

Hospitality veteran Franco Caruso, owner-chef of Brunswick West cafe Lolo & Wren, says croque-monsieur is a firm menu favourite.

Cook | | Tue Aug 05 07:56:00 EST 2014

Health food: Cauliflower rice - Q&A with LA chef and creator Benjamin Ford

Cauliflower rice

What is it? It's cauliflower turned into ''rice'', and it's the darling of the paleo, low-carb, vegan, gluten-free set.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Tue Aug 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Kitchen spy: TV chef and caterer Ed Halmagyi

Kitchen Spy:
TV chef Ed Halmagyi at home in his kitchen.
29th May 2014.
Photo: Steven Siewert

Best known as Fast Ed, take a look inside TV chef Ed Halmagyi's home kitchen.

Cook | Stephanie Clifford-Smith | Tue Aug 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

When should I throw out my plastic microwave containers?


Plastic containers may be convenient for reheating food in the microwave but watch out for signs of wear and tear.

Cook | Brain food | Tue Aug 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Potato salad with duck confit

Frank Camorra's potato salad.

What do the words 'potato salad' mean to you? They make me think of a big bowl of firm white cubes slathered in mayonnaise served at a barbecue but the version I make is much tastier.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Fri Aug 01 23:45:00 EST 2014