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Recipes with zucchini

Whether served raw with olive oil, grated with fresh herbs, or pan-fried in a pancake - zucchini is a must-have ingredient when it comes to spring cooking.

Seven ways to do dumplings

Dumplings may be bite-sized, but they pack a flavourful punch. Here are seven mouth-watering recipes, from Korean mandu to classic Chinese-style steamed dumplings.

Twelve-hour Indian-spiced lamb shoulder with saffron pilaf

As the name indicates, this dish requires planning ahead. That said, the long cooking time is offset by simple preparation, with melt-in-the-mouth textures and deep flavours the pay-offs. Start this recipe two days ahead to marinate and roast the lamb.

First look: Cirrus, Sydney

Ahead of opening Cirrus at Barangaroo, Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt talk us through their design inspirations and some of their favourite dishes.

Shirni Parwana's masala carrot cake

"I'd love to make Shirni Parwana's masala carrot cake for our next birthday party. Would you ask for the recipe?" Emily Glass, Glynde, SA REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via  Facebook . Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Flourless apple, almond, raisin and ginger cake

Cornersmith Annandale opens

Marrickville favourite Cornersmith opens a combined cafe-corner store with an alfresco sensibility.

How does a travel editor travel?

Helen Anderson, travel editor at Australian Gourmet Traveller, shares her insider tips.

Can I swap dried yeast for fresh?

Can I use dried yeast in place of fresh?
By Amy Oliver
Emma Knowles, Gourmet’s food editor, writes:
"In a word, yes. The main difference between fresh and dried yeast is stability, although purists swear by fresh and insist it’s superior in both flavour and leavening power. Fresh yeast is available from health food shops and some delicatessens in compressed form. The fresher it is, the better, as it becomes less potent with age. It should smell sweet and have a soft texture. If it’s crumbly or grey, bin it. It’s best stored in a small screw-top jar in the fridge for no more than two weeks. If you find your fresh yeast is not up to scratch, don’t despair. You can substitute dry yeast, a most useful store-cupboard staple (although it, too, is best kept refrigerated). If a recipe calls for fresh yeast and you only have dried, use half the quantity specified for the fresh. If you have dried yeast granules, you’ll need to dissolve them in a little lukewarm water. If you have instant dried yeast, add it directly to dry ingredients."
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