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How to make the perfect pavlova

Pavlova from Merricote restaurant.

The first rule of pav club is fear not the pav, says Rob Kabboord, from Melbourne's Merricote restaurant. He shares his tips and a recipe with Roslyn Grundy.

Cook | Make it easy | Wed Jan 23 22:06:50 EST 2013

Family favourites

Afghans, photo Diana Lampe

 

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Stuffed curried eggs and Afghan biscuits are old favourites that I think are perfect to share with friends and family as part of an Australia Day picnic.

Cook | Diana Lampe | Wed Jan 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Defining dinkum

Good Food. Australia Day feature on Australian dishes. Kate Gibbs will be cooking a beef and beer meat pie. 
Photo: Edwina Pickles. 17th Jan 2003.

One of the world's top restaurant critics sums up Australian food with a single word: more. ''As in more flavours, maximally heightened,'' Los Angeles Times reviewer Jonathan Gold says.

Cook | | Wed Jan 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

An age of difference

oyster David Reist

Because it's summer, oysters are on Bryan Martin's mind.

Cook | Paddock to plate | Wed Jan 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Midsummer maintenance

Weeding stock photo.

Watering, mulching and weeding are just some of the tasks that should be on your to do list.

Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Jan 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Five ways with beetroot

Not just for savoury dishes, beetroot can be used in desserts.

Blushing beets can be used in everything from desserts to cocktails.

Cook | Annabel Smith | Tue Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

Great Australian recipes

One of Kate Gibbs' beef and Aussie stout pies.

Mud crabs or Minties? Lamb or lamingtons? Experts share their essential Australian flavours.

Cook | Joanna Savill | Tue Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

Bake, wrap and roll

These pitas are highly versatile.

These pitas are great for a light meal, fit well into school lunches and are easily dressed up for smart finger food.

Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

Bake, wrap and roll

Moorish pork skewers with black olive and orange salsa.

These pitas are great for a light meal, fit well into school lunches and are easily dressed up for smart finger food.

Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

Great Australian recipes

Dan Lepard's double chocolate lamingtons.

Mud crabs or Minties? Lamb or lamingtons? Experts share their essential Australian flavours.

Cook | Joanna Savill | Tue Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

Hot food: Smart skewers

Smart skewers Hot Food.

Capturing the thrill of the grill has never been so easy or lip-smackingly good.

Cook | Jill Dupleix | Tue Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

Five ways with beetroot

Not just for savoury dishes, beetroot can be used in desserts.

Not just for savoury dishes, beetroot can be used in desserts and cocktails.

Cook | Annabel Smith | Tue Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

The name game - spring onions v shallots

Shallots and spring onions are confusing.

Why do so many Australian food magazines refer to spring onions as shallots?

Cook | Brain food | Tue Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

Dinky-di delights

Pavlova, especially when topped with passionfruit, says 'Australian summer' to Stephanie Alexander.

Stephanie Alexander's pavlovas with passionfruit, Dan Lepard's double-chocolate lamingtons and Diana Lampe's Afghan biscuits.

Cook | Jane Holroyd | Tue Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

DIY Mexican feast

Neil Perry's Mexican feast.

Liven up that dining table with robust Mexican-inspired dishes that make a rollicking base for a DIY feast.

Cook | Neil Perry | Sat Jan 19 04:00:01 EST 2013

Nectar of the gods

Frank Camorra's honey recipes.

Bees are small but important creatures. As well as producing honey, they are critical in pollinating food crops.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Sat Jan 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Blooming inspiration

zucchini flowers

Risotto for two of zucchini, it's flower and pancetta.

Cook | Paddock to plate | Wed Jan 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

The fruits of your labour

Food and wine
Kentish cherry jam by Robbie Howard
28th November 2012.
Canberra Times photo by Karleen Minney.

Jam making has a long history, and you can be part of it with just a few items of equipment, time and attention to detail.

Good Food,Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Jan 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

Secret in the semi

Food and Wine.
Diana Lampe, Raspberry and Amaretto Semifreddo.
7 December 2012
Photo: Rohan Thomson.

Fans of home-made ice-cream face two options: spend $500 or so buying a bench-top refrigerated churner, or turn instead to semifreddo.

Cook | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Jan 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

Ice-cream with a healthy twist

Ice-cream without the nasties.

The healthiest way to enjoy ice-cream during the hot summer months is to make your own, writes Arabella Forge.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Wed Jan 16 00:00:00 EST 2013