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Perfect pasta for warm days

Ragu alla Bolognese with peas and basil.

Pasta is so versatile, just as suited to elaborate, slow-cooked sauces and luxurious ingredients as it is to simple, quick meals and humble ingredients.

Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Nov 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

How to make home-made butter


I have a mate well versed in all matters dairy who, for some reason, wanted to make his own butter and call it ''Last Tango'' butter.

Cook | Brain food | Tue Nov 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

Kitchen spy: Mark Best

Chef and restaurateur Mark Best.

Search for 'minimalism' in the dictionary and there ought to be a picture of Mark Best's kitchen.

Cook | Stephanie Clifford-Smith | Tue Nov 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

Porteno's 'Recipes for a Good Time'


Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz are probably the best known purveyors of Argentinian fare in Sydney at their relentlessly packed-out venues Bodega, Porteno and Gardel’s Bar.

Cook | | Mon Nov 04 23:59:29 EST 2013

Fresh now


Cherry picking is a legitimate activity in late spring.

Cook | Robin Powell | Mon Nov 04 23:58:43 EST 2013

Neil Perry's twice-roasted Peking duck with mango

Twice-roasted Peking duck with mango.

Neil Perry turns to the season's luscious fruits to give summer meals a tangy, textured lift.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Nov 02 04:00:01 EST 2013

Frank Camorra's luscious vanilla desserts

Vanilla creme-catalan.

The first time you split open a vanilla bean is special, as the amazing aroma hits you. For cooking, no substitute essence is as good as using the sticky black bean itself, which takes a lot of...

Cook | Frank Camorra | Sat Nov 02 03:00:00 EST 2013

Heaven-sent spring lamb


A slow-cooked shoulder of spring lamb is a perfect feed for a small family.

Cook | Bryan Martin | Wed Oct 30 03:00:00 EST 2013

'Have a human heart': berry pudding for Halloween

Christopher The' with his Summer pudding.

For Halloween Christopher The has gone “all Frankenstein” and created a creepy Have a Human Heart pudding.

Cook | Christopher The, of Black Star Pastry | Tue Oct 29 16:29:00 EST 2013

Karen Martini's Marrakesh marvels

Karen Martini's chermoula.

Chermoula is a classic marinade in Moroccan, Algerian and Tunisian cuisine. It's essentially a herb and spice paste used mainly with fish but it's more versatile than that and can add depth of...

Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Oct 29 03:00:00 EST 2013

DIY Mexican

Huevos rancheros from Acland St Cantina.

A beginner's guide to south-of-the-border flavours.

Cook | Jane Ormond | Tue Oct 29 03:00:00 EST 2013

Kitchen spy: Brian Schmidt

Brian Schmidt.

Nobel prize-winner and winemaker Brian Schmidt shows us what's in his kitchen cupboards.

Cook | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Oct 29 03:00:00 EST 2013

Waffles are not just for breakfast

Buttermilk waffles with maple bacon butter.

Think savoury waffles topped with guacamole, sour cream, grilled peppers, fried eggs, and bloody mary salsa.

Cook | Hot food | Tue Oct 29 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to do with verjuice

Karen Martini's roasted pears with verjuice, saffron, rosemary and bay.

The juice of unripe grapes can be used as a seasoning in many dishes.

Cook | Brain food | Tue Oct 29 03:00:00 EST 2013

How to theme Halloween cupcakes

Anthea Leonard's spooky cupcakes.

Anthea Leonard shares her cupcake recipe and decorating tips.

Cook | | Mon Oct 28 18:11:10 EST 2013

How to host a Halloween party

Anthea Leonard's spooky cupcakes.

As the spookiest date on the calendar looms, here are some tips and tricks to help get you in the spirit.

Cook | Carla Grossetti | Mon Oct 28 18:05:20 EST 2013

Recipes from Chin Chin

Recipes from Chin Chin.

Wow your friends with these dishes from Melbourne's Chin Chin.

Cook | | Mon Oct 28 17:59:22 EST 2013

Neil Perry's crispy, egg-fried chicken wings

Fried chicken wings with garlic and rosemary.

Two dishes. One with herbs, the other spice. So different, but so delicious.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Oct 26 04:00:01 EST 2013

Frank Camorra's BLT with a twist

BLT with avocado, fried egg and HP mayonnaise.

This BLT with avocado and egg has the added zing of HP sauce - such a tasty way to start the morning.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Sat Oct 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

How to read a food label

Young man in supermarket comparing bottles of oil.

Ignore the health promises on the front of food packaging and head straight to the ingredient list and nutrition label. But even there, it's not all black and white.

Cook | Tara Diversi | Wed Oct 23 13:18:30 EST 2013