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Down under desserts

Neil Perry is one of Australia’s most influential chefs and his simple yet sophisticated recipes will delight and inspire. Berry, Sauternes and mascarpone trifle The traditional dessert gets an upgrade with the addition of rich Italian cream cheese and a good-quality sweet wine. Orange...  Read More »

Go Nuts

Be it at breakfast, lunch or dinner, there’s always a place for nuts. Pippa Murray, founder of artisan nut butters Pip and Nut,  shows you how to use her brand to eat healthily at any time of day PEANUT SWEET POTATO GRATIN Serve this as a side dish or as a meal in itself with...  Read More »

Eight Wonders…

A mouth-watering selection of dishes from around the globe inspired by the Seven Wonders of the World. Chop Salad Bhel Puri Style India  Prawn stew Brazil Chicken and Spring onion dumplings with...  Read More »

Flower power

After falling out of favour for many years, edible flowers are back in vogue. Using flowers for flavour or garnish dates back to Roman times and the Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern cultures Rose, Pomegranate and Pistachio Smoothie Bowl Mackerel...  Read More »

Party Party Party

Start the New Year in style with these modern takes on celebratory food. Recipes by Liz Franklin Caramelised veal, peanuts and buttered apple skewers These sticky bite-sized skewers of veal combine perfectly with the sweet fruit and crunch of the nuts. Quail...  Read More »

Currying Flavours

Embark on a spice journey with these fresh takes on traditional recipes that come together to make an authentic Indian banquet Stuffed okra Get rid of okra’s occasionally slimy texture by trimming the tops and adding lemon juice. It allows the flavours of the...  Read More »

Season’s eatings

Tired of traditional turkey, or looking to bring a new side to your Christmas repertoire? Make your dinner a showstopper with these tweaks on festive classics Goat’s cheese and rosemary tarts with beetroot jelly and glazed pear wafers Prepare this striking...  Read More »

Fifty shades of chocolate

This month we share some simple recipes to make decadent Christmas treats that your family and friends will love Chocolate celebration cake White chocolate bark with pistachios, roses and raspberries Coco chocolate...  Read More »

Glynn Purnell’s Bistro classics

The yummy Brummie is well-versed in Michelin-grade cuisine but he’s just as good at home cooking. He selects some of his favourite dishes to try at any time of day STEAK WITH BAKED POTATO GRATIN A gratin is the perfect partner for steak and looks far more impressive than any mountain...  Read More »

Silk Roots

Helen & Lisa Tse bring us fabulous and authentic recipes spanning three generations, from Guangzhou in the 1920’s, colonial Hong Kong of the 1930’s to the present day CANTONESE WONTON DUMPLING SOUP Literally translated, wonton means ‘swallowing a cloud’. Every province...  Read More »