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Sydney's best new coffee shops


Sydney's coffee scene has come a long way with top-notch java shops popping up faster than you can say "macchiato".

Australia's best bacon revealed


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Fergus Henderson at the Four Seasons


Fergus Henderson toasts the legendary Four Seasons, favoured lunch spot of Manhattan’s elite.

Moondarra Furui Ushi grass-fed wagyu


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Best seafood for winter cooking


It seems everyone craves seafood in summer, but winter is a fantastic time for it, too...

Quick meals with rolled oats


The nutty flavour and texture of these little grains of goodness perform well beyond porridge.

How to grow radishes


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Passing fancies


Fergus Henderson reflects on a brace of shaky forays in hospitality – grand designs but sadly short and sweet.

How to cook wagyu


I’ve been noticing restaurant-grade wagyu in good butcher’s shops lately. How can I cook it at home?

Our favourite baked goods from Australia's best bakeries


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Pecora Dairy


Australia's most promising new dairy isn't sheepish about ewe's milk.

Joe McClure: pickle aficionado


Artisanal pickle-makers based in Detroit.

Quick meals with coconut milk


From curries to soups to salads and sweets, it’s a can of can-do goodness.

How to plant broad beans


Plant broad beans now, when the weather is cool, and they’ll be in for the long haul, writes Mat Pember.

Wholegrain Milling Company


Proving that when it comes to baking, old-fashioned is the next big thing.

Man united


Gentlemen’s clubs offer a rare pleasure for those in the club, but the food’s not flash, writes Fergus Henderson.

Ferran Adria pops Dom Perignon's cork


This year, Dom Perignon has teamed up with Spanish chef Ferran Adria to "decode Dom Perignon".

How to pickle fruit and vegetables


I’m keen to get in on this pickling thing. Where’s a good place to start?

Raw milk cheese in Australia


New regulations will bring greater choice to the cheeseboards of Australians.

Quick meals with eggs


If you’ve got an egg in the house, you’ve got a meal in the house, Elizabeth David once said...

How to grow broccoli


Broccoli is the most prolific member of the brassica family and the easiest to grow.

How to make great meatballs


Meatballs – how do you strike the right balance of flavour and juiciness?

Quick meals with dried pasta


It’s hard to think of a better cupboard standby than dried pasta, a staple swiftly turned into bowls of goodness.

The history of polenta


Polenta has come a long way from its roots as a peasant staple writes John Irving...

The producers: Woolumbi Farm Asiago salami


An old Italian recipe and pedigree breeds make for a primo product.

Fergus Henderson's search for white truffles


After a fruitless search for the white truffle the hunting party takes a different tack...

How to grow garlic


Garlic has a long growing time, but low maintenance and freshness reward your patience.

The producers


Adelaide’s master of the cocoa bean and maker of serious choc-honeycomb.

Raw seafood


Does preparing raw seafood require special knife skills?

Cheesemonger Invitational


Each year in New York, cheesemongers slug it out in a world championship. Will Studd joins in the madness.

What makes the perfect lobster roll?


What makes a proper lobster roll? We turned to American food expert Colman Andrews for the lowdown.

Fergus Henderson on fast food


The difference between fast food and food you can whip up in a jiffy is vast, writes Fergus Henderson.

What is white soy sauce?


We explain what white soy sauce is and how you can use it.

What to do with Dijon mustard


A dollop of this staple adds a welcome bite to sharpen and season many a savoury dish.

How to grow chillies


This is the time of year for vegetables that like it hot and when it comes to heat, chillies love to both give and take.

What to do with leftover bread


Wondering what to do with that leftover loaf? Here are some ideas for making the most of your daily bread.

Disaster Bay Chillies


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Fergus Henderson's breakfast rules


The ritual of breaking one’s fast has its place but should never be done at brunch...

Tips for grilling vegetables


All this meat on the grill is all very well, Hugh, but what about the veg?

How to grow eggplant


They may look tough, but eggplants play nice, and with the right amount of TLC they keep on giving.

Lennox Hastie talks about cooking with fire


Lennox Hastie is fired up about cooking with wood. Here he gives us a taste of what he cooks in his own backyard...

The cheat: confit duck


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Margot Henderson's tips for entertaining


Get your entertaining principles right and it could lead to dancing, writes party maven Margot Henderson.

Blue cheeses for Christmas


Many blue cheeses are at their creamy peak right now, ripe for picking over pudding, writes Will Studd.

Christmas ham glazes


If a ham is the ruler of the Christmas table, a well-made glaze is its crown...

How to eat caviar


"Press your tongue against the roof of your mouth," the queen is saying...

The producers


Never mind the turkey, goose is the ultimate Christmas table centrepiece.

Australia's best ham revealed


Australian Ham Week is here to educate us on the finer points of selection in time for Christmas.

Can you serve beef for Christmas?


This might sound like a Dorothy Dixer, but does beef have a place on the Christmas table?

How to bake with unrefined sugars


In its unrefined state, sugar is much more than a sweetener, affecting texture and flavour in baking.

How to grow capsicum


It’s officially summer and party season for us and our vegetables, not least the capsicum...

Restaurants catering home parties


Rock the house with some restaurant expertise at your next shindig.

What is Forbidden Rice?


While forbidden rice is another name for black rice, the capital-F, capital-R Forbidden Rice is an Australian creation.

Fergus Henderson's tips for entertaining


Fergus Henderson gives new meaning to hamming it up in his top tips for successful entertaining.

Dumpling wrappers


These handy wrappers for dim sum can also do double-duty as stand-ins for fresh pasta.

Party drinks


How do I make cocktails for a big party?

An offally good party


Down on the farm, reasons to celebrate come from unusual quarters...

Simon Johnson's 25th anniversary


Simon Johnson celebrates notching up 25 years of helping Australians furnish their kitchens and tables in style.

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