Food Features

Xmas ham

A honey-glazed ham recipe that's worth the wait

Honey-glazed ham with cumberland sauce

12:00am Trust us, this honey-glazed ham with cumberland sauce is worth your while.

Christmas parfait

Dreaming of a white Christmas parfait

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DAN LEPARD This pudding - in the grand tradition of Australian iced Christmas desserts - can be made a week ahead, sliced straight from frozen, and gets an evocative mix of childhood and adult flavours bang-on.

Rejoice! Wine-infused ice-cream is finally happening

Pour me another scoop, stat.

Rachel Eddie Being a recently dumped single lady has never been so easy.

Festive roast

A different kind of Christmas roast

Roast duck, coriander and orange.

Scott Pickett Roasts are traditional for Christmas – but this is a spruced up version.

Christmas sides

Three salads everyone should master for dinner parties

Pea, farro, mint and labne salad with dried mint and preserved lemon dressing.

KATRINA MEYNINK The one thing that can certainly be said for the food trends of 2014 is the celebration of all things vegetable.

Festive snacks

A modern spin on the prawn cocktail

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Jill Dupleix Here's to the prawn cocktail, a time-honoured classic that's being reinvented by modern chefs.

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Cinnamon rolls

Izzy Hossack's salted pretzel cinnamon rolls

Izzy Hossack's salted pretzel cinnamon rolls

Izzy Hossack A sticky swirl of cinnamon-layered dough with a dark, pretzely crust and sprinkle of chunky salt.

Bill Granger's peach, panettone and toffee cream trifle

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Bill Granger Not a fan of the traditional Christmas pud? Here are has some alternatives that will have the crowd licking their plates.

Spicy Xmas feast

Anjum Anand's spicy Christmas feast

A delicious showstopper of a dish, this spiced leg of lamb will brighten up a summer’s day.

Anjum Anand A delicious showstopper of a dish, this spiced leg of lamb will brighten up a summer’s day.

A crispy, cheesy kind of fries

Baked rosemary polenta chips

Izy Hossack Baked rosemary polenta chips are perfect for the times when you want to make oven fries but don’t have any potatoes.

Festive desserts

Three desserts to get face deep in this Christmas

Individual Christmas Pavs

KATRINA MEYNINK Don't think. Just do it.

Neil Perry's Spanish marinated tuna with caramelised onions

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Neil Perry Give tuna steak a Spanish spin with a dash of oloroso sherry.

Bill Granger

Bill Granger's Argentinian barbecued beef

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We like to think we know everything there is to know about cooking meat. Now wait till you've tasted the Argentinian way with beef…

Simmone Logue's four-course Christmas menu

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Plan this in advance and you'll cruise through the Xmas lunch prep on the day.

Best ever cookies

Top with Cinnamon: Izy Hossack's best chocolate chip cookies

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Izy Hossack Stop whatever you’re planning on doing. New agenda: go and make this cookie dough now.

Recipe request

Redskin Milkshake: A milkshake of your childhood dreams

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KATRINA MEYNINK Try Katrina Meynink's interpretation of the Redskin milkshake from Melbourne's The Tuckshop Takeaway.

Raspberry pavlova

Christmas raspberry swirl pavlova

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Emiko Davies Raspberries and the scent of roses make this Christmas dessert even more appealing.

Italian tacos

Neil Perry's Italian tacos

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NEIL PERRY The piadina – the taco of Italy – works well with a sweet or savoury filling. Here's how it's done.

Top with Cinnamon

Meet Top with Cinnamon's Izy Hossack

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We chat with 18-year-old London food blogger Izy Hossack on her successful blog (and new book), Top with Cinnamon.

You can get yourself a personalised Nutella jar

Personalised Nutella at UK's Selfridges.

(If you can get yourself to a Selfridges store in London.)

Scones with a twist

Karen Martini's easy saffron scones

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Karen Martini Try this afternoon tea classic with date, lemon and orange blossom marmalade and labna.

Chopped salad

An American style blueberry, feta and poached chicken salad

Blueberry, feta and poached chicken salad

KATRINA MEYNINK With smoked almonds and sumac dressing.

Luke Nguyen's DIY Red Lantern salad

Red Lantern's warm musroom salad with fried bean curd and crish lotus root.

Luke Nguyen Who says you shouldn't whip up a fancy (and healthy) mid-week meal?

Kitchen Coquette

An utterly indulgent espresso martini mousse tart

Is this a rich dessert? Yes. Is it a battle? Not at all.

KATRINA MEYNINK Chocolate. Caffeine. Booze. Please join us in enjoying this trifecta of vices.

#Sandwichgate

There might be no one left to make a sandwich in Britain, but there's #Sandwichgate

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Fear struck in the hearts of Britons Monday morning with the Daily Mail's front page exclusive that there is no one left in the country who can make a sandwich.

Paleo pasta

How to make your own Zucchini spaghetti

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Jill Dupleix "Spaghetti" made from zucchini extruded through a vegetable spiraliser is a delicious alternative to pasta.

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The Kinfolk Table

A sneak peek at the The Kinfolk Table Cookbook

The cover of The Kinfolk Table cookbook.

Nathan Williams Get excited about these visually delightful recipes from the publishers of Kinfolk magazine.

You can now buy your very own refillable Sriracha keyring

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Candice Chung Happy birthday, everyone.

Bill Granger's easy summer berry desserts

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Bill Granger Colour and freshness take centre plate as Bill Granger serves up some cool ideas for dessert.

Weekend treat

Here's a Frank Camorra treat for people who have been nice to you this week

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Frank Camorra This easy to make honey nougat is the perfect gift for the lovely humans in your life.

Summer pie

Karen Martini's chicken, kale and mushroom pie

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Karen Martini Because pies are not just a winter food.

Weekend treat

Scallops with coriander and wasabi butter

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KATRINA MEYNINK Why the scallop, other than always looking ridiculously pretty, is the ultimate quick cook and eat.

Banana bread 2.0

Banana bread with salted caramel. No biggie

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Jill Dupleix Not to brag but we've always known this cakey bread had dessert potentials.

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Neil Perry

Neil Perry's chocolate cake with ganache

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This is more like a mud cake than a traditional chocolate cake. Serve with whipped cream or a raspberry sauce - or both.

Bill Granger

Bill Granger's best ever chilli recipes

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Bill Granger adds a little spice to two mouth-watering dishes.

Recipe request

Recipe request: The Pig & Pastry's crunchy lemon cake

The Pig & Pastry’s crunchy lemon cake

KATRINA MEYNINK This crunchy lemon cake is fantastically easy and oh so damn tasty.

Summer Pasta

Pompei's rustic ricotta and spinach ravioli

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George Pompei Try making these summer-ready ricotta, parmesan and spinach parcels at home.

Bill Granger

Bill Granger's spicy Asian salads

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Nothing can wake up your palate quite like a fragrant, freshly prepared salad.

What Katie Ate

Five minutes with Katie Quinn Davies

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Candice Chung We talk to the creator of 'What Katie Ate' about her new book and the best things about being a food photographer.

Kitchen Coquette

Coconut, mango and passionfruit ice pops

Coconut, mango and passionfruit ice pops with Thai kaffir lime chilli salt

KATRINA MEYNINK With Thai kaffir lime chilli salt.

Peter Gilmore app

Peter Gilmore launches new gourmet cooking app

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Oh this? Just Chef Peter Gilmore talking you through how to make his three-hatted dishes. No biggie.

Summer pie

Chicken pie with tarragon, corn and vermouth

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Dan Lepard No such thing as a wrong season for pie.

Bill Granger's mid-week dinner party

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Bill Granger When you have people over, you don't want to miss out on any of the fun. Go for dishes that can be easily prepared, says Bill Granger.

New croissant-hybrid 'Baissant' is the world's heartbreaking attempt to create the next 'cronut'

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The bagel-croissant debuted alongside other items, including the "crozel," a pretzel-croissant hybrid.

Kitchen by Mike

Sourdough pancakes with lemon curd

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Mike McEnearney A weekend brunch recipe that's worth every bit of prep time.

Japanese pancakes

Chase Kojima teaches us how to make okonomiyaki

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Megan Johnston Chase Kojima of Sydney's Sokyo restaurant shares his recipe and tips for making this delicious Japanese savoury pancake.

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Huxtable classic

Huxtable's john dory, fricassee of peas, smoked mussels and lomo

Huxtable’s john dory, fricassee of peas, smoked mussels and lomo.

Daniel Wilson This dish is excellent for warmer weather months, the adaptation of a classic combination with lighter summer ingredients.

Yotam Ottolenghi's corsican pie with zucchini flowers

Yotam Ottolenghi's zucchini tart.

Yotam Ottolenghi You can also use a wide range of wild, cultivated or supermarket greens in this recipe.

Lazy summer salad

A two-minute meal for grown-ups

Cous cous is two minute noodles for grown-ups.

KATRINA MEYNINK This cous cous salad is the ultimate go-to on a lazy summer afternoon.

Dreamy cakes

Everything you've ever wanted in a chocolate cake

Double chocolate cloud cake

Anna Jones You have not lived life thoroughly until you've tried this double chocolate cloud cake.

Here's how to eat like the French

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Bill Granger Nobody does long lunches with quite as much elegance as the French – simple, timeless and totally delicious.

Sweet envy

An old-timey biscuit to master

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Alistair Wise and Teena Kearney-Wise The Margate is a salute to the great Kingston biscuit — made of two coconut biscuits sandwiched around a chocolate centre.

Homemade cronuts

So this is how you make a real cronut

An authentic recipe for cronuts.

Eitan Levine Straight from Dominique Ansel, the Beyoncé of pastry chefs. (Oh yeah, it takes three days, BTW)

Adam Liaw's Japanese comfort food

Adam Liaw's Chicken soboro

Adam Liaw This clever one-bowl dish will cure your mid-week dinner rut.

Dreamy dessert

A hedonistic Golden Rough cake

A hedonistic mix of coconut chocolate and buttermilk cake, vanilla and chocolate ice cream and coconut macarons.

KATRINA MEYNINK Behold, a deconstructed dessert that would quell any current and future needs for all things chocolate and coconut.

80s food trend

Neil Perry's Prawn, scallop and crab seafood cocktail

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Neil Perry An 80s hit that's worth revisiting this summer.

Treat yo self

Frank Camorra's chocolate waffles

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FRANK CAMORRA A weekend breakfast dish that's fit for the Leslie Knopes of your life.

Summer starters

Snapper sashimi with wasabi snow

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Hamish Ingham Hamish Ingham from Bar H shares a perfect summer recipe from his masterclass at the upcoming Omnivore World Tour.

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