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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

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

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

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

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

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

Australia Day: Rules for a well-done barbecue

Sausage sizzle

Keep the meat simple, then use spices, relishes, chutneys and chilli sauces to intensify flavour without adding stodge. Think harissa, sambal, tahini. Yoghurt is brilliant as a marinade.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Sat Jan 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

Beer-can chicken and barbecues a recipe for success this Australia Day

Grilled aged rib-eye with Bearnaise sauce.

It's time to answer one of the great mysteries of life. Are you ever allowed, under any circumstances, to put a can of beer inside a chicken and cook it on the barbecue?

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Sat Jan 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

Red alert: Frank Camorra's tomato recipes

Heirloom tomatoes with white anchovies and pickled garlic.

The tomato plants in my garden are in full production and every time I brush the leaves, the aroma typifies summer for me.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Sat Jan 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

Bacteria and yeast, the new energy


It's that time of year, a blank page and a feeling of apprehension that reminds me of riding a bike for the first time.

Cook | Paddock to plate | Wed Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2014

Perfect day for a salad


My recipes this week are for two salads for you to share with friends and family as part of your Australia Day.

Cook | Diana Lampe | Wed Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2014