Slow burner

Lamb tagine with prunes and roasted honey vegetables.

Bill Granger   A little advance preparation is the key to this warming meal. Once that's done, kick back and let the oven do the rest.

What's for pudding?

Pear and chocolate self-saucing pudding.

Bill Granger   Make the most of cool nights by warming up with delicious, indulgent desserts the family will love. by bill granger.

Curry favour

Make double quantities of curry pastes and freeze the extra.

Bill Granger   Think you can't make a curry from scratch? Don't be daunted - the flavour is worth it.

Kale storm

Cavolo nero and zucchini soup with chickpeas.

Bill Granger   Known also as Tuscan kale, cavolo nero adds a tangy twist and a dash of colourful drama to any dish.

Light work

Steamed bream with orange peel.

Bill Granger   The beauty of this menu is that the main dish is so fresh and simple, there's no guilt when you dive into dessert

Dinner at my place

Bill Granger.

Bill Granger   Our chef-in-residence Bill Granger lights the fire, hangs out for a while in the kitchen with friends, then sits everyone down to a hearty winter repast.

Eating by the seasons

"I want to enjoy slowly braised root vegetables, a roast chicken or leg of lamb."

Stephanie Alexander   Most foods are available all year round, but Stephanie Alexander does not want asparagus in the dead of winter.

La dolce vita

Sharing Italy: Silvia Colloca, in a dress by Alex Perry, tucks into some traditional fare.

Erin O'Dwyer   She learnt to cook at her Nonna's knee, but Silvia Colloca was an actress and an opera singer long before she found her fame in food. Erin O'Dwyer skips breakfast, then misses lunch to meet her.

Middle East feast

Roast chicken legs with fennel and onions.

Bill Granger   Entertaining doesn't have to be a chore. Start with share dishes, then an all-in-one main bursting with flavour.

Bill Granger's movie night

Smoky beef nachos with tomato salsa.

Cuddling up next to my girls on the sofa with a DVD and some fantastic snack food is my perfect night in.

Bill Granger

Bill Granger's modern Italian

Orecchiette with tomatoes, zucchini and ricotta.

Bill Granger   These contemporary classics embrace italy's approach to cooking: food that's prepared simply and savoured slowly.

Bill Granger

Bill Granger's kids' stuff

Blueberry swirl cheesecake.

Bill Granger   If the kids are going to indulge – and they will – you might as well make sure their sugar fix is home-made.

Bill Granger

Bill Granger's aloha Hawaii

Prawn burger with pickled zucchini and radish.

Hawaii is home to the ultimate fusion food, with Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and American all coming together.

Bill Granger

Bill Granger's Easter lamb

Roast lamb and potatoes with fresh mint relish.

 A perfect menu for this long weekend, when you want to relax with friends. Just whack it in the oven and let it happen.

Bill Granger's Easter baking

Chocolate, fruit and nut bread.

Why stop at hot cross buns when there are other delicious treats you can pull out of the oven?  

Bill Granger's Eastern eggs

Egg nets with prawns.

These recipes marry two of my great loves (some say obsessions) – eggs and the fresh, spicy flavours of Asia.

Bill Granger

Bill Granger's lamb rump and minted runner bean salad


Bill Granger   Fresh beans bridge the gap between summer and autumn, with a crisp, sweet, earthy taste that is unrivalled.

Bill Granger: full of beans

Lamb rump and minted runner bean salad.

Bill Granger   Fresh beans bridge the gap between summer and autumn, with a crisp, sweet, earthy taste that is unrivalled.

Bill Granger: currying flavour

Sri Lankan prawn curry.

Bill Granger   If you've never tasted Sri Lankan food, you're in for a treat: it's a delicious mix of earthy spices and mellow sweetness.

Bill Granger's fruity ices

Negroni granita.

Fresh, fun and delicious, here are great ways to cool down while treating yourself to some fruity goodness.

Bill Granger

Bill Granger's delicious, healthy breakfasts

Egg white and ricotta omelette.

Bill Granger   Keep things light and healthy in the morning so you can save your egg yolks for custard or mayonnaise says Bill Granger, a man after our heart.

Bill Granger's healthy beginnings

Egg white and ricotta omelette.

Bill Granger   Looking in the mirror and seeing a mamil (middle-aged man in lycra) inspired Bill Granger to come up with some healthy breakfasts.

Bill Granger's taste of Provence

Food CI 16/2

Provencal food is healthy, light, big on fish and vegetables, and pile-on-the-plate simple – my kind of cooking.

Bill Granger's simple desserts

Passionfruit prosecco jelly with mangoes and lychees.

These desserts are seductive and so easy, leaving you plenty of time for the important business of romancing.

Rare treats

Seared beef, zucchini and asparagus salad.

Forget about slaving over a hot stove right now, says Bill Granger. A quick marinade or sear lets the natural goodness shine through.

Surf and turf: Bill Granger's Australia Day barbecue

Barbecued prawns and lamb with fresh peach relish.

Bill Granger   Celebrate Australia day with a colourful barbecue of prawns and lamb – it's the perfect patriotic combination.

Crowded house

Baked Chinese-style bream with bok choy.

Bill Granger   Friends for dinner? Try these light, Asian-inspired dishes made to please a crowd on a summer evening, says Bill Granger. 

Bill Granger

Bill Granger's best canapes and drinks


Inviting friends over for an aperitif? A bowl of nuts just won't cut it. Instead, try these moreish canapes.

Bill Granger: nibbles and drinks

Sticky chicken wings & apple and ginger whisky cocktail.

Bill Granger   Inviting friends over for an aperitif? a bowl of nuts just won’t cut it. Instead, try these moreish canapés.

Bill Granger

Braised lamb neck with capsicum and white beans


Bill Granger   Bill Granger tempts us with two tasty ways with lamb – a casserole and spiced cutlets.

Bill Granger

Two seafood dishes to warm your heart


Bill Granger   Think seafood's a summer thing? Bill Granger begs to differ with these tasty shellfish recipes.

Bill Granger

These salty-sweet desserts will become your new obsession

Bill Granger - Salted Caramel

Bill Granger   The sweet and savoury combination of salt and caramel is a trend that is here to stay.

Neil Perry

Warm up with Neil Perry's spicy clam and white bean chowder

Neil Perry's seafood chowder

Neil Perry   Beans mean business, especially when teamed with fruits of the sea. Use them as a base to thicken soups or as the main feature in a side dish.

Cooking secrets

Top chefs reveal their cooking secrets

Hot buttered banana pudding.

Drumroll, please. We'd like to announce our crack team of recipe writers, Pete Evans, Neil Perry, Karen Martini, Dan Lepard and Adam Liaw, who share the cooking wisdom they live by and some of their favourite recipes.


Neil Perry

Spicy salmon salad and fragrant broth

spicy salmon salad

Neil Perry   Heat and spice come to life in a noodle broth boasting big, beefy flavours and a simple but saucy salad.


Roll play

Frank Camorra's summer sandwiches


Frank Camorra   The idea of putting tasty fillings in bread has been part of Spanish and Australian culture for a very long time. Spice things up with these tasty fillings.


Duck fat chips

Creating the perfect duck fat chip


Annie Stevens   Meet Sean Connolly, creator of perfect duck fat chips among other talents.

Celebrity chefs

Q&A with Mr Wong's Jowett Yu


Annie Stevens   We chat with uber cool chef Jowett Yu about the evolving food scene in Australia and what's next.

What he knows about women

What Marco Pierre White knows about women


Paul Connolly   Chef Marco Pierre White reflects on the significant women in his life.

Malaysian Feast

An interview with Poh Ling Yeow

Poh in her kitchen.

Katrina Meynink   Poh is on a mission to make Malaysian food as commonplace as spag bol so she's shared her recipe for Nonya chicken curry.

Female chefs

''Female chefs are much easier to work with. Both in the kitchen and on the floor, far less ego.''

Kylie Kwong with Homestyle Fried Biodynamic Eggs with Homemade XO sauce and organic Tamari. The dish has been on the menu since the restaurant opened. GOOD LIVING-SMH photo by Marco Del Grande on August 2, 2011

And other things famous food people said at the Crave Festival.

David Chang

Interview: David Chang

Korean-American chef/owner of the Momofuku restaurant group - DAVID CHANG , including Momofuku Seiobo in Sydney. SHD photo by Marco Del Grande on August 28, 2012

Annie Stevens   David Chang, tastemaker, creator of the world's most famous pork buns and general nice guy has a lot of opinions about things.

What Katie Ate

Stylish eating


The delightful What Katie Ate blog is now a book. And we have a sneak peek. Rejoice!

Dinner for four

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Friends for dinner? Try these simple but sensational dishes from chef Ed Halmagyi.

Greg Malouf's tarator-baked salmon

spanish omelete

Guest chef Maeve O'Meara presents a trio of international recipes.

Figs, not as you know them


Masterchef sweet tooth Kate Bracks shares a recipe from her book, The Sweet Life.

Is this fruit or meat?

SMH GOODLIVING. Meat Fruit  ? from Dinner By Heston Blumenthal ? not sure where you can get this from, try  Monica. There is a reasonable Eddie Judd photo taken for the Guardian, or use  mine attached.      Pics  upplied by Jill Dupleix  [mailto:Jill@jilldupleix.com]   Meat Fruit at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London.JPG

Jill Dupleix   From snail porridge to egg and bacon ice-cream, Heston Blumenthal's marvelous creations.


World on our plate

THE GUARDIAN Anthony Bourdain is an American author and chef. He is well known for his 2000 book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, and is the host of Travel Channel's culinary and cultural adventure program Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. His latest book is Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, out now and published by Bloomsbury. He is pictured here at home in Bakersfield, California.  MUST CREDIT: Barry J Holmes/The Observer NO ARCHIVING!!! FEES APPLY  25/06/2010.  HESTON STORY

How is the Australian food scene viewed overseas? Anthony Bourdain and others say what they think.



Friends with recipes

Food. Stephanie Alexander's Aunt Peggy's powder puffs. SHD SUNDAY LIFE Picture by VANESSA LEVIS  SLIFE120415

Stephanie Alexander   Australia's favourite cook, Stephanie Alexander, shares her friend's best recipes.

Justin North shows us what to do with pears

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Justin North   In dishes sweet or savoury, or straight out of the bowl, is there anything more delicious than a juicy pear? Justin North takes a fresh look at an old favourite.

Manu's caramel tart


He can cook, he can dance, he can make a caramel tart that you won't want to share. Manu Feildel shares a favourite from his latest cook book.


Michelle Bridges' No Excuses dinners


Michelle Bridges   Michelle Bridges gives us two healthy, and tasty, recipes from her new book No Excuses.

Hot Sydney

Affairs of the heart exposed

Kylie kwong with her favourite ingredient, saltbush.

Lucy Clark   Six chefs love affairs with their favourite ingredients, why they adore them and how they use them.


Celebrity chef

Interview: Adriano Zumbo

Adriano Zumbo, patissier, will be preparing a surprise creation using pineapple during the World Chef Showcase. Photographed at his Rozelle production facility on September 22, 2011. NEWS-SMH photo by Marco Del Grande

Interview by Robyn Doreian   I couldn't see myself going to university and so at 15 I got a job as an apprentice at Dobinsons Cakes.



Junior MasterChef judge Anna Gare. Trenery top, Nobody jeans and Dinosaur Designs necklace and bangles.  Hair and make-up by Simone Cozens.  Styling by Anne Stringer.  SHD SUNDAY LIFE Picture by DAMIAN BENNETT SLIFE111009

Nicole Elphick   There may not be any animals but there are plenty of children - and that's just how Anna Gare likes it.

Celebrity chef

Interview: Anthony Bourdain

SMH GOOD LIVING. Chef and Author Anthony Bourdain.

After writing Kitchen Confidential in 2000, I was offered a TV deal. I spent almost two years travelling and filming A Cook's Tour and, as a result, my marriage fell apart.

Recipe for success

Marion Grasby

Alice Whiting   The nation was shocked when a dodgy satay sauce ended Marion Grasby's MasterChef run last year. But did you really think that was the last you'd hear of the contestant most likely?