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Christmas 2013: top picks for cherries

Woolworths cherries.

Deep ruby in colour, cherries are a lovely fun and festive fruit that balances sweetness and acidity and offers cleansing respite from the heaviness of Christmas fare.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Richard Cornish | Mon Dec 02 13:19:15 EST 2013

Christmas 2013: top picks for shortbread

Walkers Shortbread.

The panelists were looking for biscuits that snapped to prove their freshness yet were still soft to the tooth.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Richard Cornish | Mon Dec 02 13:09:49 EST 2013

Best of Christmas 2013: the product road test

Christmas products ready for the taste test.

With every supermarket and food store barking for our attention in the quest to have us load up our Christmas tables with their products, we decided to put them to the test.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Richard Cornish | Sat Nov 30 21:32:40 EST 2013

Neil Perry's crispy chicken legs and spicy beef and tofu

Crispy Chinese-style chicken legs.

Crisp, sweet chicken meets soft, spicy tofu. It's a hot and heady match, hard to resist. Let the banquet begin!

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Nov 30 04:00:01 EST 2013

Frank Camorra's succulent crab dishes

Russian crab salad.

Crab cakes are a great light lunch dish, enjoyed with a salad or as a snack with beer in the afternoon.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Sat Nov 30 03:00:00 EST 2013

How to make soft drinks at home

Make your own soft drink.

Home brewing: more satisfaction, and much less sugar.

Drink,Cook | Arabella Forge | Tue Nov 26 08:00:20 EST 2013

Summer survival guide

Rob Kabboord's cheesecakes.

From perfect beer batter to home-made granita, here's how to keep your cool in the kitchen.

Cook | Dani Valent | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Where can I find sriracha chilli sauce?

Sriracha

Thai-style chilli sauce, sriracha consists mainly of chilli, sugar, salt and garlic and is readily available in Asian grocers and some supermarkets.

Cook | Brain food | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Hot food: Crab boil

Crab boil

What is it? It's a messy, hands-on meal of boiled crab, big in the US, especially the deep south.

Cook | Hot food | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Icy cold treats for summer

Cucumber and Pimm's Sorbet.

Karen Martini's recipes for sorbet and semifreddo.

Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Fresh now

Peaches

Peaches are best picked when the downy skin near the stem has turned from green to gold.

Cook | Robin Powell | Mon Nov 25 23:56:28 EST 2013

A simple lamb braise by Neil Perry

Lamb with fennel, preserved lemon and olives.

This versatile recipe is what you make it; add dates, dried apricots, almonds - whatever takes your fancy.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Nov 23 04:00:01 EST 2013

Taste of summer: Mango recipes from Frank Camorra

Mango rice pudding brulee.

Summer without mangoes is like a tapas bar with no beer - it doesn't feel right.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Sat Nov 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Melbourne cafe Hobba in Prahran hosts butter-making classes

Bridget Culliney

A growing number of people are giving butter-making a go.

Cook | Roslyn Grundy | Sat Nov 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

War fare to comfort the troops

Diana Lampe good food dinkus

Homity pies and bara brith are good old-fashioned recipes that have stood the test of time.

Cook | Diana Lampe | Wed Nov 20 03:00:00 EST 2013

Cakes for every occasion

Cupcakes

Who doesn't love a cupcake? Jennifer Graham started baking them to help sell her cake stands at markets, but the cupcakes' popularity meant they overtook her other business.

Cook | Jennifer Graham | Tue Nov 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Is it OK to put coins in the Christmas pudding?

Christmas Pudding

For generations, Australians had steamed their puddings with sixpence and thruppence embedded. Then, the change of currency.

Cook | Brain food | Tue Nov 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Hot food: Pimientos del padron

Pimientos del Padron with chorizo.

They're sweet and mild - until a bit later in the season, when every one in 10 is surprisingly hot.

Cook | Hot food | Tue Nov 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Taramasalata and other caviar recipes

Taramasalata.

Roe, in the form of sturgeon caviar, is probably the most decadent of the world's luxury foods, but even in its more humble forms it can be just (well almost) as exciting.

Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Nov 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Fresh now

Mangoes

Kensington Pride mangoes from Katherine are tastier than the early-season Darwin fruit.

Cook | Robin Powell | Mon Nov 18 23:59:10 EST 2013