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Eating for a physical challenge

Bread and pasta.

Bumping up the carbs is one thing you can do to prepare for a triathlon, big swim or run. But what else? Dietitian Tara Diversi shares her tips.

Cook | Tara Diversi | Tue Oct 15 18:53:00 EST 2013

All about fresh turmeric

Turmeric and Chickpea curry

What is it? A rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. ''Say wha..?'' You know, the bright yellow stuff in mustard, piccalilli and curries. ''Oh.

Cook | Hot food | Tue Oct 15 03:00:00 EST 2013

Elbows on the table: when is it OK?

Table manners.

According to etiquette experts, while it is considered gauche to have one's elbows on the table while you have you knife and fork in your hands, it is acceptable to have one's elbows on the table at...

Cook | Brain food | Tue Oct 15 03:00:00 EST 2013

Fresh now


The first peaches of the season are low-chill clingstone varieties. The tastiest are still weeks off.

Cook | Robin Powell | Mon Oct 14 23:59:16 EST 2013

Red alert: Neil Perry's quick chicken enchiladas

Chicken enchiladas.

A little bit of Mexican heat fires up the taste buds. But the finish is smooth and sweet.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Oct 12 04:00:01 EST 2013

More than a bread roll

Spectrum. Bocadillos. Roasted Vegetable and Anchovy Rolls.

A bocadillo looks like a bread roll, but it's much more. It holds a special place in the Spanish imagination.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Sat Oct 12 03:00:00 EST 2013

Pests in the pantry? Making the kitchen a weevil-free-zone


Chocolate, nuts, dried fruit, rice, pasta. There's not much inside a pantry that an Indian meal moth larvae won't snack on, given the chance.

Cook | Roslyn Grundy | Fri Oct 11 10:56:10 EST 2013

How to cook noodles like David Thompson

gwi tio kua gai

The Australian-born chef shares a recipe and cooking tips for a classic Thai noodle dish.

Cook | Kate Gibbs | Thu Oct 10 17:02:20 EST 2013

Taste of nature in the raw


When you get to the edge of civilisation, there's this distillation of humanity.

Cook | Bryan Martin | Wed Oct 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

Pining for sunny days


It feels like pineapple season. The chorus of lawnmowers leave you in no doubt summer is just around the corner.

Cook | Debbie Skelton | Wed Oct 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

Tips for aspiring Thai cooks

Pad Thai.

Back home for Good Food Month, Australian-born chef David Thompson, who lives in Bangkok, shares his secrets for authentic Thai cuisine.

Cook | Kate Gibbs | Tue Oct 08 15:48:00 EST 2013

Cooking Asian in a flash

Yum cha mango pancakes.

Mango pancakes and a speedy, flavour-packed chicken and noodle dish. Adam Liaw shares two recipes from his new cookbook.

Cook | | Tue Oct 08 12:24:02 EST 2013

Kitchen spy: Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw.

MasterChef winner and TV host Adam Liaw lets us have a look in his kitchen cupboards.

Cook | Stephanie Clifford-Smith | Tue Oct 08 03:00:00 EST 2013

Hot food: Ploughman's lunch

Ploughman's platter

What is it? Originally the ploughman's was promoted as a quick, easy pub meal in the late 1950s as part of a campaign to get Britons to eat more cheese.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Tue Oct 08 03:00:00 EST 2013

Quest for Australia's best carrot cake

Carrot Cake

The call for help was brief, yet contained a few key phrases that struck at the hearts of our readers and unleashed a torrent of goodwill.

Cook | Richard Cornish | Tue Oct 08 03:00:00 EST 2013

Cooking with coffee

Chocolate and coffee mousse.

Coffee is a logical addition to many sweet dishes and has a natural affinity with chocolate but don't confine it only to dessert. It can add depth and interest to savoury dishes as well.

Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Oct 08 03:00:00 EST 2013

Too much salt? How to salvage an over-seasoned disaster

It's a good idea to taste test as you add salt to a dish.

Could I have salvaged my over-seasoned ossobuco? I ended up throwing it out and felt quite guilty about doing so.

Cook | Brain food | Tue Oct 08 03:00:00 EST 2013

Fresh now

Pink grapefruit

Fortunately ruby grapefruit is cheap. Eat fresh, use in salads, or add to Campari and sparkling wine for spring cocktails.

Cook | Robin Powell | Mon Oct 07 23:39:33 EST 2013

Neil Perry's dressed-up Mediterranean salads

Fresh mozzarella, farro and cherry tomato salad.

Garden herbs and vegies give Mediterranean salads extra sparkle.

Cook | Neil Perry | Mon Oct 07 13:21:21 EST 2013

Frank Camorra's pub grub at home

Pub-style chicken parmigiana.

Making a quality chicken parmigiana at home. Rule no. 1: No skimping.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Sat Oct 05 03:00:00 EST 2013