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Karen Martini's deluxe Christmas recipes

Boeuf en croute with horseradish cream and pickled mushrooms.

Sometimes Christmas needs to be a simple affair, but at other times it's nice to go to some trouble and show off a little.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

The frugavore's guide to Christmas

Christmas pudding ice cream.

Christmas is the costliest time of year for most families, from the ham to the turkey and the Christmas tree with all its trimmings.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Arabella Forge | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Pig out: Darren Purchese and Cath Claringbold's Christmas feast

Cath Claringbold carves up the fragrant pineapple jam-glazed ham.

The pair from Burch and Purchese Sweet Studio share their recipes for pineapple jam-glazed ham, lobster san choy bao and mango tarte tatin.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Dani Valent | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Is it safe to leave butter out of the fridge?

How long is it safe to leave butter out of the fridge?

There's a way to keep the butter soft which doesn't compromise food safety.

Cook | Brain food | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

A cook's dozen: Stephanie Alexander's Christmas tips

Stephanie Alexander.

Twelve suggestions for a stress-free but delicious feast.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Roslyn Grundy | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Tradition on the table: Maggie Beer's Christmas recipes

Roast turkey with prune and 
orange stuffing and Cumberland sauce.

The Beer family Christmas celebrations move from bush to beach, from traditional to modern.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Maggie Beer | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Fresh now

Kumato tomatoes

The brown-skinned kumato and the new green-skinned Montenegro RZ are the pick of the tomatoes.

Cook | Robin Powell | Mon Dec 09 23:24:55 EST 2013

Nat’s gingerbread stars (or trees or people!)

Nat's gingerbread stars.

This recipe comes from Stephanie Alexander’s friend and pastry-cook extraordinaire Natalie Paull of Beatrix, in North Melbourne.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Stephanie Alexander | Mon Dec 09 12:44:00 EST 2013

Neil Perry's Christmas turkey with all the trimmings

Neil Perry's Christmas turkey and stuffing.

There's a simple reason why turkey with all the trimmings is such a hit at Christmas - it's so utterly delicious!

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Dec 07 04:00:01 EST 2013

Frank Camorra's fig-stuffed pork loin and a nutty grilled chicken

Grilled chicken with pomegranate and pistachio.

Cooking fruit with meat is a fantastic way to lighten a dish, as the acids in the fruit help balance the meat's richness.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Sat Dec 07 03:00:00 EST 2013

Cooking with quinoa

Quinoa and red rice salad with spicy cauliflower and black lentils.

All you need to know about this high protein seed; why all the fuss, cooking tips and recipes from chefs.

Cook | Jane Holroyd | Thu Dec 05 10:21:50 EST 2013

Ross Dobson's vegetarian barbecue recipes


Forget the faux-sausages and look to Indian, Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines for inspiration.

Cook | Alex Rowe | Wed Dec 04 14:29:31 EST 2013

Recipes from Moving Out ... Eating In

Crunchy bread, tomato and basil salad, from Moving Out ... Eating In.

Moving Out ... Eating In, by Elizabeth Hewson, Roc-Hin, $34.95.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Elizabeth Hewson | Wed Dec 04 10:05:37 EST 2013

Brownies recipe from The Blue Ducks

Extract: The Blue Ducks.

The Blue Ducks, Mark LaBrooy and Darren Robertson, Pan MacMillan, $40.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Mark LaBrooy and Darren Robertson | Tue Dec 03 09:55:40 EST 2013

Recipes from Leiths How to Cook

Extract: Leiths How To Cook.

This fillet of beef en croute is a stunning dinner party dish.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | | Tue Dec 03 09:49:41 EST 2013

Recipes from Karen Martini's Everyday

Everyday, by Karen Martini, Pan MacMillan Australia, $40.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | | Tue Dec 03 09:43:20 EST 2013

Recipes from Neil Perry's Simply Good Food

Simply Good Food, by Neil Perry, Murdoch Books, $49.99.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Neil Perry | Tue Dec 03 09:17:40 EST 2013

Recipes from The Gentle Art of Preserving

Extract: The Gentle Art of Preserving.

Ever wondered how to make gravlax? This simple recipe will get you started.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi | Tue Dec 03 08:52:23 EST 2013

Recipes from Philippa Sibley's New Classics

Extract: New Classics by Philippa Sibley.

New Classics, by Philippa Sibley, Hardie Grant Books, $49.95.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Philippa Sibley | Tue Dec 03 08:43:00 EST 2013

Gelato recipe from Gelato Messina

Extract: Gelato Messina.

Fior di Latte is the foundation for all gelato recipes. Gelato Messina shares its recipe.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Nick Palumbo | Tue Dec 03 08:31:52 EST 2013