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Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Flour and Stone Recipes

Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

All Star Yum Cha

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Roast pork with Nelly Robinson

Nelly Robinson of Sydney's Nel restaurant talks us through his favourite roasting joints, tips for crisp roast potatoes and why, when it comes to pork, slow and steady always wins the race.

Lemon tart

It's really important to seal the pastry well to prevent any seepage during cooking, and to trim the pastry soon after cooking. Let the tart cool in the tin before removing it, or it will crack.

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The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

Pear, thyme and hazelnut tart

Thyme adds an intriguing savoury note to this burnt-butter tart, and poaching the pears in wine adds a further savoury element. Start this tart a day ahead to rest the pastry, and serve it with a dollop or two of creme fraiche.

Know your beach greens

Clockwise from top left: seablite, warrigal greens, marsh samphire, karkalla, saltbush, barilla, sea parsley.

Clockwise from top left: seablite, warrigal greens, marsh samphire, karkalla, saltbush, barilla, sea parsley.

Wild coastal greens are popping up on plates in restaurants all around Australia. But do you know your warrigal greens from your barilla? Let's hit the beach.

"It's amazing how much food and medicine you can come across below your feet," says winemaker and market gardener Tim Webber. "It's no wonder Australian chefs are using what's right before our very eyes more and more often." Webber was one-half of the team that opened Sydney wine bar Love, Tilly Devine; he has cooked at Sean's Panaroma and foraged for restaurants including Africola and Ester. He and his partner, Monique Millton, now make Manon wine in the Adelaide Hills. When it comes to identifying coastal greens, Webber suggests familiarising yourself with a key half a dozen plants to start.

"Try before you buy," he says. Samphire is a salty green with a bitter edge - "the beachside wine-drinker's pickle of choice". Together with seablite, it shares its habitat with warrigal greens, an iron-rich spinach abundant along the east coast of New South Wales and into Victoria, where it's gradually replaced by barilla. You may have seen samphire tossed through Kylie Kwong's yabbies and XO sauce, or seablite atop stracciatella at Automata, but you can keep beach-plant cooking far simpler at home by tossing them into a fish pan at the very last minute with nothing more than olive oil and lemon.

Another go-to among chefs such as Jock Zonfrillo and David Moyle is the robustly flavoured saltbush, which is great fried and served over beef or kangaroo. "It's from the same family as quinoa, amaranth, beets and chard and is amazing with an ice-cold beer," says Webber. Karkalla's succulent banana-shaped leaves have a beautiful lemony tang, while sea parsley is "like celery intensified by 100, then dipped in salt". Sounds like summer to us. For a list of distributors, visit outbackpridefresh.com.au

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