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Chocolate hob-nobs

These extra-large oat biscuits are exactly what you need to get through the afternoon slump. Have one with a strong cup of tea and you'll be firing.

Best winter breakfast recipes

If you need a little more convincing than usual to get out of bed when it's cold outside, try these warm, hearty breakfast ideas to get you going, from waffles to warm polenta and smoky beans with bacon.

What to cook this winter

From rib-sticking beef rendang to the perfect goat's cheese quiche, these are the recipes to tick off for winter (so far).

Best bacon recipes

With a succulent flavour, bacon works as a garnish, side and main ingredient in these recipes for versatile meals, perfect for any time of day.

Citrus recipes

From tarte au citron to canard a l’orange, citrus flavours have long been friends of French cuisine. Pucker up for a taste of the sun-kissed Mediterranean and further afield with these recipes featuring oranges, lemons, grapefruit and mandarins.

One-pot recipes

There's no need to do the dishes with these one-pot wonders. From hearty stews to creamy risottos, these recipes are mess free and perfect for a winter's night.

Recipes using turmeric

An old Indian spice lauded for its health benefits, turmeric adds both colour and a peppery, warm, sometimes slightly bitter flavour to food. Use it in curries, with rice, as a paste for grilled meats and in warm winter soups.

Sydney's best breakfast bacon egg rolls

This classic Aussie breakfast is hard to muck up, but a good one can be exceptional. Here are a few of our favourites.

Budburst, Perth

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats around the country right now: Budburst, Perth.

Are you workshopping the idea of opening a neighbourhood bar? Before you go registering social media handles, hit the newly opened Budburst for a masterclass in getting the fundamentals right. This might be Rachael Niall's first tilt at the role of publican, but years in the wine industry have given her a keen sense for what works. Gracious, guest-centric service, comfortable stools at a copper bar of sensible height and a thrillingly succinct wine list that takes in everything from slurpable Corsican pinot noir to wild-fermented South African chenin blanc (and that's just by the glass): it's a compelling package, especially once you factor in the kitchen's contributions. While Budburst prescribes to the small-plate school, veteran chef Gwanael Lesle has eschewed the modish Latin tropes in favour of cooking closer to his Gallic heart. Great charcuterie and an utterly satisfying croque-monsieur are wins for the old school, while braised lamb neck and cumquats with a savoury, spiced eggplant reduction betray an adventurous streak. A welcome addition to Mount Hawthorn's ranks.

Budburst, 406 Oxford St, Mt Hawthorn, WA, (08) 9444 3406

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