CELEBRITY CHEFS

Adam Liaw's one-herb wonders: Gooey chocolate pots with basil

Linguine with squid, brussels sprouts and thyme.

Adam Liaw   Herbs work well in mixed company but sometimes using just one can make a special dish perfect, says Adam Liaw.

instant classics

Adam Liaw recipe: Sunday Roast Salad.

Adam Liaw   Everything around food is changing but there's nothing wrong with cooking variations on the dishes we know and love, says Adam Liaw.

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Adam Liaw's simple Italian starters

Rigatoni alla Gricia.

Adam Liaw   "Do as the Romans do" holds true when it comes to re-creating some of the great city's sensational dishes at home, says Adam Liaw.

Roman holiday

Rigatoni alla Gricia.

Adam Liaw   "Do as the Romans do" holds true when it comes to re-creating some of the great city's sensational dishes at home, says Adam Liaw.

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Adam Liaw's favourite South African dishes

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Adam Liaw   Schedule a little South African adventure into dinnertime with these sensational dishes, writes Adam Liaw.

wild flavour

Boerewors with chakalaka and polenta

Adam Liaw   Can't make it over to see the big five just now? Schedule a little South African adventure into dinnertime instead with these sensational local dishes, writes Adam Liaw.

Hot shot

Slow-roasted chicken with anchovy, lemon and capers.

Adam Liaw   Make friends with your oven, it's the best sous chef you'll ever have.

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Adam Liaw's slow-roasted lemony chicken with pumpkin and chickpea salad

Slow-roasted chicken with anchovy, lemon and capers.

Adam Liaw   Make friends with your oven, it's the best sous chef you'll ever have, says Adam Liaw.

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Adam Liaw's ocean trout with braised fennel and leek

Ocean trout with braised fennel and leek.

Adam Liaw   Can't boil an egg, but want to spoil a fabulous mum? This simple Mother's Day menu requires little skill but will make a big impression, says Adam Liaw.

For you, Mum

Ocean trout with braised fennel and leek.

Adam Liaw   Can't boil an egg, but want to spoil a fabulous mum? This simple Mother's Day menu requires little skill but will make a big impression.

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Adam Liaw's spaghetti with zucchini and spinach

Spaghetti with zucchini and spinach.

Adam Liaw   Your parents were right, of course. Vegetables are good for you, especially the greens, says Adam Liaw.

Eat your greens

Spaghetti with zucchini and spinach.

Adam Liaw   Your parents were right, of course. Vegetables are good for you, especially the greens, says Adam Liaw.

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Adam Liaw's pork belly and cabbage superior soup

Superior soup.

Adam Liaw   This Asian classic is a feast in a bowl, says Adam Liaw.

Souped up

Superior soup.

Adam Liaw   "Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!" wrote Lewis Carroll. It's a feast in a bowl, says Adam Liaw.

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Adam Liaw's turmeric fish skewers and garlic greens

Turmeric fish skewers and garlic greens.

Adam Liaw   There's no need to have your tastebuds surgically removed to enjoy these healthy dishes. They're both nutritious and delicious.

Getting fresh

Turmeric fish skewers and garlic greens.

Adam Liaw   There's no need to have your tastebuds surgically removed to enjoy these healthy dishes. They're both nutritious and delicious.

Easter feast

Slow-roasted lamb with tarragon, peas and crispy potatoes.

Adam Liaw   Lamb is a traditional spring dish in many European cultures, and luckily works equally well in our autumn.

Down Mexico way

Carne Asada Tacos.

Adam Liaw   Marinated meat, an onion relish and a tomato salsa. Put it all together and your taco is done. Simple. And simply delicious.

Colour your world

Cauliflower gratin with pickled celery.

Adam Liaw   Vegetables not only taste amazing but there are dozens of them, and so many delicious ways to cook them.

Southern soul

Brown rice and seafood gumbo.

Adam Liaw   With its roots in steamy, cross-cultural New Orleans, Creole food borrows from many cuisines and produces a melting pot of robust flavours.

Valentine's night in

King prawn spaghetti with prawn oil.

Adam Liaw   What could be more romantic than cooking up a feast with your beloved? Eat, enjoy ... then see where the evening leads.

Life of spice

Chicken and peppers.

Adam Liaw   Spices can easily overwhelm a dish, so a light touch is best when you want to add some zing.

Celebrity chefs

Why we should give female food writers more respect

Nigella's newest book.

Carody Culver   Fresh from the Australian leg of her Simply Nigella book tour, Nigella Lawson is still being touted by the media as a 'domestic goddess'. This cutesy moniker has stuck ever since the release of Lawson's How to be a Domestic Goddess 16 years ago – a title that was meant to be ironic. But our characterisation of women who cook (for some people, that equates to 'all women, everywhere') hasn't moved far beyond the 1950s housewife cliché.

Advance Australia fare

The ultimate barbecued sausage.

Adam Liaw   If you are going to toss a sausage on the barbie, there is a perfect way to do it. Then follow up with a novel take on the beloved lamington.

Cold comfort

Chicken noodle salad.

Adam Liaw   Feel-good food doesn't have to be heavy: you can make something lighter and still feel the love.

Lighten up

Salmon sang choy bao.

Adam Liaw   Set your summer table for a two-course Asian-inspired menu perfectly suited to the warm days ahead.

Taste of tokyo

Cherry tomato salad with Japanese onion dressing.

Adam Liaw   Quality ingredients and simplicity are the hallmarks of Japanese home cooking. Adam Liaw suggests two easy recipes for beginners to try.

Winner chicken dinner

Yoghurt roast chicken.

Adam Liaw   Adam Liaw offers up a fresh twist on this classic, with a perfect-for-summer salad as accompaniment.

One wok wonders

Chinese-style prawn and eggs with oyster sauce.

Adam Liaw   It's not what you cook but how you cook it when stir-frying. It all comes down to wok technique, says Adam Liaw.

Sunday roast

Beef fillet with chilli and spring onion oil.

Adam Liaw   With summer on the way, it's a great time to give an old favourite a light, fresh makeover, says Adam Liaw.

Better spaghetti

Garlic bread salad.

Adam Liaw   Traditional dishes are lovely, says Adam Liaw, but a few simple twists can make a classic even finer.

Long lunch in Kolkata

Mullik Ghat banana market in Kolkata.

Christine Manfield   Chef Christine Manfield meets a Bengali family who are even more obsessed with food than she is.

Modern twist

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Adam Liaw   Australian cuisine is the everyday dishes we like to cook and eat, says Adam Liaw, who gives two home-grown favourites an update.

Tasty bites

Vietnamese fish cake parcels.

Bill Granger   Fish cakes need to pack a flavour punch, so pep them up with spices and herbs from different cultures and cuisines, says Bill Granger.

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Bill Granger's thai corn fritters with cucumber relish

Thai corn fritters with cucumber relish and herbs.

Bill Granger   Fritters and pakoras are a fantastic – and endlessly versatile – solution to the problem of leftover vegetables, says Bill Granger.

Frittered away

Thai corn fritters with cucumber relish and herbs.

Bill Granger   Fritters and pakoras are a fantastic – and endlessly versatile – solution to the problem of leftover vegetables, says Bill Granger.

Smokin' hot

Hot-smoked salmon with beetroot and radish salad.

Bill Granger   Smoking food at home is almost as easy as steaming, with no need for fancy kit or exotic woodchips, says Bill Granger.

Elegant fowl

Roast duck with tangelos and sticky ginger sauce.

Bill Granger   Duck lends itself to a special meal and a Chinese approach makes the most of this rich, flavoursome meat, says Bill Granger.

Beef it up

Sticky ribs with lettuce and gochujang.

Bill Granger   Sticky ribs Korean-style will give dad a meat treat the whole family will want to tuck into as well, says Bill Granger.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bill Granger's lamb rump and minted runner bean salad

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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.

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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.