Katrina Meynink is a freelance food writer and recipe developer who lives and breathes all things food. She is particularly fond of butter, Persian fairy floss and bacon. She is a prolific lover of cookbooks, which led her to write her own, Kitchen Coquette (Allen & Unwin) -- available now at all good bookstores.

Huxtabook recipes

A good bit of chargrilled beef with caramelised onion puree and pepper sauce

emann Rejoice fine eating friends - finally, Huxtable dishes can be recreated at home!

Bun recipes

Why not enjoy a hot cross bun festival?

Katrina Meynink Get amongst it people – hot cross buns in their various forms and incarnations from breakfast through to dessert.

Marvelous Creations mousse cake

Introducing the Marvelous Creations mousse cake

Katrina Meynink Yes this is really happening, an unholy creation of perfection.

Thai food

How to make perfect Pad Thai

Katrina Meynink There's not better example of all that's good about Thailand than this dish, except when it's done badly.

This roulade will be your dessert weapon

Katrina Meynink A roulade featuring Turkish delight, meringue, raspberries and pistachios, oh my. Oh my, oh my.

The joy of old-fashioned cooking techniques

Katrina Meynink Here's one good reason: pomegranate and spice maple slow-roasted lamb shoulder. Yeahhhh.

Homemade ice-cream

Impossibly refreshing basil and mint ice-cream

Katrina Meynink A delightfully quick and easy recipe for homemade ice-cream/joy.

Comfort desserts

The best desserts are the slab kind

Katrina Meynink These apple and rhubarb slabs are frills-free comfort food at its best.

Really fancy waffles

The not-so-humble waffle

Katrina Meynink Wasabi, cheese and pancetta waffles. You're going to want to face plant into these on the weekend.

Summer flavours

A light and lush summer salad

Katrina Meynink Fresh fish and watermelon, could you actually get any more summery?

Valentine's Day recipe ideas

A Valentine's Day dinner that will win over cynics

Katrina Meynink Even if you hate Valentine's Day it's still OK to gobble delicious things!

Nutella meringue

Little bites of heaven (and Nutella)

Katrina Meynink The meringue is totally underrated in its excellence.

Breakfast ideas

The alternative to a dull breakfast

Katrina Meynink Perfect brunch food.

Australian classic

A pavlova that's just like eating clouds

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Katrina Meynink Salted bourbon caramel with grilled peach clouds to be exact.

Treat yourself

Chocolate crackles for grownups

Katrina Meynink A delicious alternative to a New Year's diet.

The everything Christmas roulade

Katrina Meynink Introducing the fruit mince pie, chocolate and brandy cream Christmas roulade.

Christmas ideas

Now this is how to glaze a ham

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Katrina Meynink A sticky Christmas ham that takes inspiration from Southern America. Oh yeeahh.

Festive treats

Festive (melting) moments

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Katrina Meynink With added candy cane cream. We repeat, candy cane cream.

Christmas ideas

A luxuriously slow-cooked pork shoulder

Katrina Meynink And since you can't really get it wrong, it's perfect for the Christmas table.

The Kitchen Coquette

Festive chocolate and butterscotch bites

Katrina Meynink These miniature delights are the perfect thing to serve during party season.