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Health food: Zucchini spaghetti

"Spaghetti" made from zucchini extruded through a vegetable spiraliser is a delicious alternative to pasta.

Cook | Hot food | Tue Nov 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Maggie Beer's recipes for a good life

Maggie Beer chooses three recipes with flavour, simplicity and economics in mind.

Cook | Maggie Beer | Tue Nov 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Do bay leaves deter cockroaches and other insects?

Bay leaves

One organic method of deterring insects from kitchen cupboards is to scatter bay leaves. But does it work?

Cook | Richard Cornish | Tue Nov 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Spring fresh now: first-season cherries

The much-anticipated cherry season has kicked off.

Cook | Sophie O’Neil | Mon Nov 10 23:30:00 EST 2014

How to prepare sashimi

Adam Liaw's salmon oyakodon (salmon and roe rice bowl).

Preparing sashimi is like any other part of Japanese cuisine; easy to get started, but incredibly difficult to perfect.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Mon Nov 10 14:53:51 EST 2014

Recipes from Adam Liaw's Adam's Big Pot

The dishes in Adam's Big Pot are simple enough for the novice home cook, affordable enough to feed the whole family, and can all be made from basic supermarket ingredients.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Sat Nov 08 23:45:00 EST 2014

Exploring Australian Home Cookery: a vintage cookbook from the 1930s

Bryan Martin delves into a vintage cookbook from the 1930s and discovers horrifyingly inappropriate theme parties, recipes involving a "potato wall" and appetisers laced with bacon.

Cook,Canberra Life | Paddock to plate | Tue Nov 04 23:45:00 EST 2014

Karen Martini's easy eats

Beef, ginger and Thai basil stir-fry.

Must-try red velvet cupcakes, a delicious midweek meal and a chicken pie with a kale twist, Karen Martini shares three recipes from her new cookbook Home.

Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Nov 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Hot from the oven: latest cookbook releases 2014

Mini pork banh mi from Ms G's in Sydney. From the Mr Hong cookbook by Dan Hong.

Short on inspiration in the kitchen? Check out this fresh batch of cookbooks.

Cook | | Tue Nov 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

How long does it take to boil an egg?

Soft-boiled egg.

How long to cook an egg will depend on the temperature of the eggs and water as well as the size of the egg and the volume of water.

Cook | Richard Cornish | Mon Nov 03 00:00:00 EST 2014

Moroccan recipes: Zaalouk, lamb and carrot tagine, North African bread


Diana Lampe cooks up a Moroccan feast this week with a tagine, a healthy salad and semolina bread.

Cook | Diana Lampe | Fri Oct 31 13:52:07 EST 2014

How to use up coffee grounds? Cook them with carrots

Taste to try:  A great accompaniment to a roast or simply to have on its own.

Apparently one of the best things to do with coffee grounds is to mix them into the soil where you will plant carrots.

Cook | Paddock to plate | Tue Oct 28 23:45:00 EST 2014

Is there such a thing as a tea latte?

Green tea latte.

A tea latte gives you a really strong tea flavour without mouth-wrenching sharpness.

Cook | Brain food | Tue Oct 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Adam Liaw's barbecue noodles

Adam Liaw's barbecue noodles.

Fried noodles may not seem like the most natural barbecue dish, but Adam Liaw finds a barbie hotplate makes a great teppanyaki grill.

Cook | Adam Liaw | Tue Oct 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Health food: Chia seeds

These little power bombs of protein have been hailed as a superfood, and are versatile enough to be used at breakfast or in desserts.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Tue Oct 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

How to make pasta tortelloni from scratch

How to make stuffed pasta tortelloni.

Ever wanted to make your own fresh pasta? Justine Costigan gets the word on foolproof home-made pasta from an expert.

Cook | Make it easy | Mon Oct 27 15:16:30 EST 2014

Empanadas and dulce de leche: Cookbook reveals favourite foods of Popes

Hot Food: Tuna and egg empanadas.

Ever wondered what the Pope eats? A Swiss Guard cookbook reveals the tastes of popes past and present.

Cook | Nick Squires in Rome | Fri Oct 24 00:15:00 EST 2014

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Cook | | Thu Oct 23 15:52:12 EST 2014

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Cook | | Tue Oct 21 15:31:29 EST 2014

Inside Alessandro Pavoni's kitchen

Alessandro Pavoni

Italian chef Alessandro Pavoni opened his first restaurant in 2009 at Sydney's Spit.

Cook | Kitchen spy | Tue Oct 21 07:00:00 EST 2014