FOOD FEATURES

Adam Liaw's Chinese New Year feast

Orange marmalade fried ice-cream for Chinese New Year.

Adam Liaw 12:15 AM   My favourite thing about Chinese New Year is how ordinary foods are magically turned into lucky charms.

Adam Liaw's orange marmalade fried ice-cream

Orange marmalade fried ice-cream for Chinese New Year.

Adam Liaw   Oranges and tangerines are symbols of wealth and good luck around Chinese New Year. There's no need to feel guilty about eating fried ice-cream if it's lucky, right?

Pulled pork and coleslaw burgers with chipotle mayo

Pulled pork and coleslaw burgers with chipotle mayonnaise.

Neil Perry   Whether it's the bite of jalapenos or the smokiness of chipotle, chillis help to take these two dishes far away from the ordinary.

Vanilla sponge with peach bellini jam

Vanilla sponge with peach bellini jam

Katrina Meynink   It's a defining badge for food made by people who like to eat.

Neil Perry's tuna tartare, Moroccan eggplant and cumin mayo

Neil Perry's tuna tartare, Moroccan eggplant and cumin mayo

Neil Perry   The earthy flavours of Moroccan-style eggplant team brilliantly with tuna tartare.

Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw's honey and cardamom cheesecake

Honey and cardamom cheesecake.

Adam Liaw   The floral and citrus notes of cardamom cut through the richness of cream and cheese, and you don't even need to bake it!

Animal onigiri

How to make your own animal onigiri

Sushi shapes.

Dani Valent   Because...why not?

Jill Dupleix

Heirloom tomatoes with green sauce

Heirloom tomatoes with green sauce

This classic, green and creamy sauce is making a comeback - probably because it's a truly lovely and versatile sauce that's easy to make.

Malt Viennetta with honeycomb and choc puff clusters

Malt Viennetta with honeycomb and choc puff clusters

Katrina Meynink   If you think fondly of walkmans, sun in, and crimping irons, then this is a chocolate layered ice cream dessert throw back just for you.

Tropic meringue

Palm-sugar meringue and grilled pineapple with mango passionfruit granita

Palm-sugar meringue and grilled pineapple with mango passionfruit granita

Rodney Dunn   With the grilled pineapple, coconut flavoured cream and a granita of mango, passionfruit and lime, this is a tropical take on pavlova.

Adam Liaw's lamington blondies

Lamington blondies.

Adam Liaw   Everyone loves a lamington, but that doesn't mean you can't tweak the formula a little.

Adam Liaw

A summer salad inspired by chicken noodle soup

Chicken noodle salad.

Adam Liaw   All the comfort of a bowl of chicken noodle soup, but in a salad that's perfect for summer.

The best-ever egg sandwich

LA institude 'Egg Slut'-inspired sandwich.

Katrina Meynink   The breakfast egg in all its forms deserves not just to be celebrated but sanctified.

Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw's roasted peaches and cream popsicles

Roasted peaches and cream popsicles.

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

Karen Martini

Banana and coconut 'ice-cream' sandwich with chocolate and toasted coconut

Banana and coconut 'ice-cream' sandwich with chocolate and toasted coconut

Karen Martini   This is more creamy ice than ice-cream; it doesn't have the silky texture of a classic churned custard, but the bananas add real richness and texture.

Nigella Lawson's Nutella brownies recipe

Nutella brownies by Nigella Lawson from her recipe book Simply Nigella.

Nigella Lawson   What is the key to a great brownie? A crunchy top and a soft-gooey centre, of course. Nigella Lawson shares her recipe.

A very summery tropicanafest

Tropicana bowl

Katrina Meynink   Pour this delicious mix into a coconut for extra Tropicana-lifestyle goodness.

Summer torte

Karen Martini's peach and mascarpone torte with roasted white peaches and cherries

Ricotta cake with peaches and cherries by Karen Martini. Images by Bonnie Savage, please credit. Styling by Deb Kaloper, please credit. All props are from The Establishment Studios.

Karen Martini   This cool, fruit-driven cake is perfect for the warmer months

Festive salad

The Christmas-on-a plate salad

The Christmas-on-a plate salad

Katrina Meynink   Fresh, light and oh so lovely to look at, and to eat with the obligatory kale requirement thrown in for fun.

Easy dinner party dessert: Almond milk jelly cup

Easy dinner party dessert: Almond milk jelly cup

Lee Holmes   Gelatine is good for you. But best of all? It's also easy and delicious.

How to make your own vanilla custard doughnuts

Vanilla custard doughnuts

Cherie Bevan and Tass Tauroa   To eat one of these tear apart the soft brioche exterior to reveal the delicious cream and home-made raspberry jam. This will certainly take you back to your school days.

Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw's salmon sang choy bao

Salmon sang choy bao.

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

Xmas cookbooks

Katrina Meynink's 2015 Christmas cookbook guide

Violet and lemon eclairs... From Love, Aimee

Katrina Meynink   Christmas is an epic time for cookbooks but which to buy, what to gift and how many sneaky copies do you keep for yourself?

Ice-cream sandwiches

Karen Martini's peanut butter cookie ice-cream sandwiches

Karen Martini's peanut butter cookie ice-cream sandwiches

Karen Martini   Yes, these are a little indulgent, but there's no point doing these things by halves.

Raspberry and Turkish Delight muffins

Raspberry and Turkish delight muffins

Katrina Meynink   Muffins -- they are easily the constant performer on the baked good spectrum.

Neil Perry

Neil Perry's Yucatan prawns and watermelon granita

Yucatan grilled king prawns with jalapeno salsa.

Neil Perry   Make your next mealtime mouth-watering with this hot and cold grill and granita.

Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw's festive seafood feast

cr: William Meppem
SL - Adam Liaw, xmas food, dec 6

Adam Liaw   Adam Liaw's family fly in from all over the world and are properly rewarded with a huge summer feast.

Raspberry mousse cake

Dan Lepard's raspberry almond mousse cake

 Raspberry almond mousse cake is the perfect- warm-weather Christmas sweet.

Dan Lepard   A dessert that's rich but light, and inspired by French classic pastry.

How to make an edible wreath

How to make an edible wreath

Katrina Meynink   Call me a glutton but I prefer that something so pretty could be something I can eat.

Karen Martini's kimchi pancakes with sesame dipping sauce

Kimchi pancakes with tamari and sesame dipping sauce.

Karen Martini   Kimchi pancakes are great as an appetiser.

Adam Liaw's Wagyu rolls with asparagus and carrot

Wagyu rolls with asparagus and carrot.

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

Lobster and cocktails

Neil Perry's peach bellini cocktails with lobster sandwiches

Neil Perry's white peach cocktails with lobster sandwiches.

Neil Perry   It's the weekend, guys.Treat yo-self.

Pull apart bahn mi

How to make your own 'pull apart' pork bahn mi

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Katrina Meynink   This is the kind of snack-with-drink which will make people wish they could dislocate their jaw like a snake just so they can fit a bit more in.

Neil Perry's raspberry and mascarpone cake

Neil Perry's raspberry and mascarpone cake.

Neil Perry   You can make this delicate cake with strawberries, or use a colourful mix of available berries. You will need to prepare the day before serving.

Adam liaw's summer roast 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.

Open sandwiches

DIY smorrebrod (open sandwiches)

New outdoor dining: DIY smorrebrod.

Jill Dupleix   Soggy sandwiches are so last century. It's time for a smart outdoor snack at any time of day.

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Macaron rocky road smash

Macaron rocky road smash

Katrina Meynink   For something that is so wildly pretty to look at, it's spectacular to know that no actual cooking skills are required to complete it.

Jill Dupleix's Sriracha fried chicken and pickles

Sriracha fried chicken

Jill Dupleix   Here's an idea for a picnic theme: Fried chicken, tangy slaw, plenty of pickles and fresh white bread.

Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw's One wok wonders prawn omelette with oyster sauce

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.

DIY apple doughnut holes

Apple doughnut holes

Kristy Komadina   Sweet, moist and so easy to pop in your mouth. These are divine when warm but also stay moist for a few days and will keep quite well - that is, if they don’t disappear beforehand!

Marshmallow pie

Frank Camorra's soft chocolate pie with pretzels and marshmallow

Soft chocolate tart with pretzels and marshmallow.

Frank Camorra   Giving a flavour boost to this chocolate pie are a generous topping of homemade marshmallow, and a pie shell that includes crushed pretzels.

Katrina Meynink

Blueberry, rosemary and spelt tart

It's delicious. And fresh. All the while still being sufficiently indulgent enough to call it dessert

Katrina Meynink   It's delicious. And fresh. All the while still being sufficiently indulgent enough to call it dessert

Adam Liaw

Beef fillet with chilli and spring onion oil

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.

Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw's summer peach split

Summer peach split.

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

Bake bikkies

Frank Camorra's malted milk cookies with pistachios

Malted milk cookies with pistachios.

Frank Camorra   Small baked treats are a big deal with the right ingredients.

Zucchini, mint and many cheese deep dish pizza

Zucchini, mint and many cheese deep dish pizza

Katrina Meynink   Deep. Dish. Pizza. No utterance of three words fills the heart with such infinite joy.

Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw's 'lasagne spaghetti'

Lasagne spaghetti.

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

Garden peas, cauliflower, almonds and lemon salad

Garden peas, cauliflower, almonds and lemon garden

George Calombaris   For maximum flavour, make sure the peas are at room temperature when you serve the salad.

An ode to Iceberg

Can we take a moment? Just a brief one, so we can properly rejoice in the return of the iceberg lettuce?

Katrina Meynink   Can we take a moment? Just a brief one, so we can properly rejoice in the return of the iceberg lettuce?

Neil Perry's Pork dumplings with Sichuan sauce

Neil Perry's pork dumplings with Sichuan sauce.

Neil Perry   By changing their nature while respecting their heritage, Neil Perry makes Chinese dishes his own. Here is an extract from his latest cookbook, Spice Temple.

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Christine Manfield

When food is the best past of travelling

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.

Easy cheesecake

Frank Camorra: Sheep's milk cheesecake with rhubarb and strawberries

Sheep's milk cheesecake with rhubarb and strawberries.

Frank Camorra   This upside-down cheesecake is a smooth, creamy surprise.

Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw's coconut and coriander chicken curry

Coconut and coriander chicken curry.

Adam Liaw   Add a fresh touch to this spicy and fragrant chicken curry with a crunchy vegetable salad, says Adam Liaw.

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.

Dinner party hacks

Nine hacks that will help you through dinner party mishaps

You won't be eating alone like Hannah Horvath if you follow these easy dinner party hacks.

Any dinner party mishap is easy to fix as long as you keep cool, think on your feet, and remember these handy hacks.

Adam Liaw's salt and pepper lamb cutlets

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SL food - oct 18

Adam Liaw   Think salt and pepper squid meets the lamb chop.

Summer pie

Fish and fennel pie with herb crumbs

Fish pie, sweet potato crust and herb crumbs.

Dan Lepard   This pie has a crisp, orange, gnocchi-like pie dough, filled with creamy fish and fennel, and topped with brilliant-green herb crumbs.

Spiced apple pound cake with cinnamon butter cream

Spiced apple pound cake with cinnamon butter cream

Katrina Meynink   If you had to add a third cake to your baking repertoire outside chocolate and vanilla, we dare say this is it.

Neil Perry's savoury hot cakes with feta, olives and almonds

Spinach hot cakes and greens with feta, olives and almonds.

Neil Perry   Fancy something savoury? Be tempted by hot cakes piled high with greens and feta.

Adam Liaw's Bondi meringue pie

Bondi meringue pie.

Adam Liaw   With the colours of a lifesaver's cap, two fruit flavours and a wholemeal macadamia crust, this is a very Australian twist on a classic lemon meringue pie.