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Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Garlic recipes

This pungent yet essential little bulb sets the foundation for countless dishes across the globe. Slowly roast it alongside spatchcock or whole snapper, or grind it down to thick paste for a rich alioli. When it comes to garlic, the possibilities truly are endless.

Taming the Wilderness

Heading to Canada’s far-flung places means a whole lot of adventure with life’s luxuries on the side.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

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Cooking breakfast like a chef

Direct from our Fare Exchange column and recipe vault, we've picked the best breakfast recipes from chefs cooking around Australia. From croque-monsieur to Paris Brest, you won't find poached eggs on toast here. All of the dishes are the perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee.

Koh Loy Sriracha Sauce, David Thompson's favourite hot sauce

When the master of Thai food pinpoints anything as his favourite, we sit up and listen.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Best produce for winter salads

Hugh Wennerbom

Hugh Wennerbom

Hey Hugh, I've got a serious salad habit, but I'm concerned that winter is going to cramp my style. Can you help?

Ah, winter, the season for what I like to call cooked salads: dishes that combine grilled, roasted or sautéed vegetables (for a blend of sweet and savoury) with more of the same that's diced, shaved or sliced raw (for a fresh lift and crisp texture).

Think beetroot or Brussels sprouts, rainbow chard or chicory, fennel or kohlrabi, radicchio or rapa, snow peas or sugar snaps. Season these beauties in a sprightly fashion with anchovies, feta, Parmigiano, herbs, lemon juice, nuts, olives or vinegar (choose one or two seasonings to keep it simple and elegant).

Right now I'm thinking about chef Jared Ingersoll's dish of balsamic roasted beetroot tossed with wafer-thin slivers of raw beet, seasoned with black olives sautéed in honey and topped with sheep's milk feta - a wonderful entrée for a regional dinner he cooked some years ago.

Tonight for dinner? I'm about to pick rainbow chard and green garlic from the patch. I'll melt a couple of anchovy fillets in olio, sauté two-thirds of the chard with the chopped garlic and a splash of wine, then fold in the rest of the chard, raw and finely shredded. A fine foil to serve with a golden-roasted Holmbrae "Bessie" chook.

Here are some cold weather salad recipes to try.

Illustration Lauren Haire

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