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Breakfast salad

An actually delicious breakfast salad

 A breakfast salad of green-goddess like proportions with just the right combination of cooked and raw.

12:00am A breakfast salad of green-goddess like proportions with just the right combination of cooked and raw.

Raw treat

Raw kingfish, ajwan and radish salad

Raw kingfish, ajwan and radish salad

Victor Chung A tangy summer salad from the head chef of Subcontinental, the sister restaurant of Longrain.

French toast with roasted plums

French toast with roasted plums.

JILL DUPLEIX The perfect weekend breakfast or brunch; cleverly designed so the toast captures the oozing pan juices of the warm, ripe plums.

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Bill Granger's homemade icy treats

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

Homemade bao

How to make your own steamed baos at home

Steamed bao with spiced pork filling.

DAN LEPARD These buns offer all and nothing.

Healthy fries

How to make sweet potato fries

Fry time: For a healthier version, leave the skin on, and bake instead of fry.

JILL DUPLEIX Serve with a bowl of yoghurt swirled with harissa chilli paste for dipping. They go equally well with drinks, a simple grill or an eggy weekend brunch.

A special occasion birthday cake

A special occasion birthday cake.

KATRINA MEYNINK What better way to celebrate than a good, honest, but still decadent chocolate delight?

Summer starter

Kingfish ceviche with fried Lebanese bread

Kingfish ceviche with fried Lebanese bread

Zac Ahrens Here's how to recreate an Ash Street Cellar classic at home.

DIY duck buns

You can make your own duck buns

Duck buns from Eightysix, Brad

Gus Armstrong Why not master the bao as the ultimate Chinese New Year treat?

Spiced doughnuts

Buttermilk doughnuts with spiced mulberry jam

Buttermilk doughnuts with spiced mulberry jam

KATRINA MEYNINK What are those little puffed magic delights I hear you ask?

Bill Granger's apricot, almond and orange blossom tart

Apricot, almond and orange blossom tart.

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

Lobster sandwiches

Neil Perry's luxurious lobster sandwiches

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NEIL PERRY Make life a little less ordinary with this sublime yet simple sandwich.

Choc-chunk cookies

Choc-chunk cookies with peanuts and marshmallows

Choc-chunk: For when you need a very big chocolate hit.

FRANK CAMORRA For when you need a very big chocolate hit.

Tiny Hamster

Tiny Hamster's tiny Valentine's Day date is surprisingly romantic

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Episode 5 in the Tiny Hamster series has dropped, you guys, and love is in the air.

Picnic Tart

Valentine's Day recipe: a Picnic with a grown up twist

The Picnic Tart.

KATRINA MEYNINK A tart inspired by the humble Picnic Bar and all things chocolate, caramel and wafer.

Adam Liaw: Sirloin steak with Asian mushroom and herb salad

Sirloin steak with Asian mushroom and herb salad.

ADAM LIAW If you lighten up the sides your steak dinner can still be a healthy option.

Bill Granger

Bill Granger's simple desserts

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

Rice-paper rolls

Neil Perry's Grilled lemongrass beef rice-paper rolls

Grilled lemongrass beef rolls

NEIL PERRY Vietnamese wraps make a table-side choose-your-own-adventure: serve up a few fab fillings and let guests do the rest. DIY-delicious.

Boston buns with white chocolate glaze

Boston buns with white chocolate glaze

KATRINA MEYNINK A simple spin on the sweet, sticky classic.

Boston buns

Boston buns with white chocolate glaze

Boston buns with white chocolate glaze

KATRINA MEYNINK A simple spin on the sweet, sticky classic.

Cadbury is downsizing its family blocks of chocolate

Cadbury has a total market share in chocolate of 50 per cent in Australia.

Cadbury, the No.1 player in Australia's $2 billion chocolate market, plans to reduce the size of its big-selling family blocks of chocolate by about 10 per cent to save costs.

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Kriol cuisine

Kriol style pippies soup and pan fried damper

Pan fried damper

Ali and Mitch Torres Recipes influenced by a melting pot of influences from Aboriginal Australia, Malaysia, China, Japan and the Philippines.

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.