Food Features

Southern treat

Papi Chulo's Southern grilled calamari

Papi Chulo's Southern grilled calamari

Patrick Friesen A summer dish inspired by a mennonite soup called somma borscht.

Miso-crusted ocean trout with stir-fried brown rice and nori

Miso-crusted ocean trout with stir-fried brown rice and nori.

NEIL PERRY Mix wholesome trout with Japanese marinade for a healthy and mouth-watering dish.

DIY lamb wraps

A summer mid-week meal everyone should master

These DIY lamb wraps are so damn colourful -- and they take five minutes to pull together.

KATRINA MEYNINK These DIY lamb wraps are so damn colourful -- and they take five minutes to pull together.

Cafe Oz:The corner of New York that is forever Australia

No drips please, we're Aussies: the flat white coffee is increasingly common in the US thanks to cafes such as Bluestone Lane in New York City.

There is a little corner of New York that is forever Australia, writes Chloe Angyal.

Summer Salad

Healthy heirloom tomato salad with tzatziki

Taste of summer ... Tomato salad with tzatziki.

JILL DUPLEIX You could have a tomato salad every single day in summer and never tire of it.

Brownie cake

Spiced chocolate brownie cake with pomegranates and raspberries

Chocolate raspberry brownie.

KATRINA MEYNINK Eat this and good things will come. Promise.

Mexican feast

Frank Camorra's pulled pork tacos

Frank Camorra's Mexican-style pulled pork.

FRANK CAMORRA A reworked Mexican classic that means no leftovers.

Bill Granger's easy summer feast

Coconut rice pudding with lemon grass and lime syrup.

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

Summer sides

The Middle Eastern side dish to spice up your barbecue

Poached chicken and rice, ginger, pinenuts, barberries (bottom) and torn iceberg lettuce, dried mint, pickled onions.

Shane Delia Try Shane Delia's poached chicken with rice, ginger, pinenuts, barberries.

Ice-cream cake

Chocolate, raspberry, vanilla coconut and macaron ice cream cake

Chocolate, raspberry, vanilla coconut and macaron ice cream cake

KATRINA MEYNINK Those blistering hot weekends require delicious cold things.

Chocolate wraps

Chocolate cornflake TV wraps

Chocolate cornflake TV wraps

With Brazil nuts and coconut chocolate sofa dipping sauces.

Neil Perry's pan-fried whiting with burnt butter

Pan-fried whiting with burnt butter.

NEIL PERRY It's perfect for whiting and sole, but fish like snapper, bream, blue-eye trevalla and coral trout are also good.

The DIY turducken donut is as intense as it sounds

The 'turducken' doughnut.

Candice Chung It feels like the whole 2014 was building up to this single moment, right?

Summer party food

Frank Camorra's barbecued fish cakes and summer trifle


FRANK CAMORRA Making a splash with summer party food doesn't always mean making a huge effort.

Neil Perry's Spice-roasted chicken

Neil Perry's spice-roasted chicken

NEIL PERRY Fresh spices add a wonderful fragrance to this simple Middle Eastern-inspired dish.

Go ham

Two dishes that will reignite your love for ham

Ham on brioche with wasabi and thai basil mayo

KATRINA MEYNINK Yes, there is light shining at the end of the ham eating tunnel.

KFC "concept store" will add beer and cider to the menu


JAMES ROBERTSON Fast-food giant KFC is adding beer and cider to its menu alongside the chicken and chips.

How to turn a strawberry in to a Santa

Strawberry Santas are a cute edition to Christmas.

Strawberries are at their best right now, and Santa is definitely in season. It doesn't take much to put the two together - with cream cheese -  in one very cute Strawberry Santa.

Xmas ham

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

Honey-glazed ham with cumberland sauce

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

Christmas parfait

Dreaming of a white Christmas parfait


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


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


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


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


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

Bill Granger

Bill Granger's Argentinian barbecued beef


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


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


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

Redskin milkshake

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

Raspberry pavlova

Christmas raspberry swirl pavlova


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

Italian tacos

Neil Perry's Italian tacos


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

Dutch apple cake

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


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.


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


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


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


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


Candice Chung Happy birthday, everyone.

Bill Granger's easy summer berry desserts


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


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


Karen Martini Because pies are not just a winter food.

Weekend treat

Scallops with coriander and wasabi butter


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


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


Neil Perry

Neil Perry's chocolate cake with ganache


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


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


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

Bill Granger

Bill Granger's spicy Asian salads


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

What Katie Ate

Five minutes with Katie Quinn Davies


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.

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