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Munch on fresh turkey larb in cos lettuce cups
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Munch on fresh turkey larb in cos lettuce cups

In this summer heat, all we are craving is something fresh, crunchy and delicious. Even better if it’s also good for us, and this recipe for turkey larb certainly fits the bill. Combining the zesty flavours of ginger, lime, lemongrass and chilli with minced turkey breast, served in a crisp cos lettuce cup, it is one of more than 100 recipes in Chrissy Freer’s new cookbook Real Delicious. As a nutritionist and food writer, Chrissy believes in the importance and nutritional benefits of eating wholefoods to maintain a balanced diet. Broken up into food groups from grains and legumes to protein and dairy, Real Delicious encourages you to eat from the whole food pyramid. more

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Indulge in a decadent rose and raspberry tiramisu
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Indulge in a decadent rose and raspberry tiramisu

Italian. Sweet. Treats. Need we say more? Renowned Venetian foodie Laura Zavan has compiled some of her favourite Italian sweet experiences in her latest book, Dolce. Filled with 80 delicious and authentic recipes, the cookbook takes you on a culinary journey of Italian cakes, sweet treats and desserts, all with easy-to-follow instructions for you to create at home. From panna cotta and amaretti biscuits to classic gelato and this rose and raspberry tiramisu with a twist, you’ll find all of your Italian favourites in Dolce. more

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Bite into a healthy sun-dried tomato and coconut quinoa burger
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Bite into a healthy sun-dried tomato and coconut quinoa burger

We know that we are all trying to start the year on a healthy note, but let’s face it, sometimes you have a hunger that only a burger can satisfy. Luckily, Jessica Nadel gets it. On a mission to put the super in superfoods, Jessica has compiled more than 100 quick, easy and fun vegan recipes in her latest cookbook, Superfoods 24/7. From breakfast through dinner, including sweet treats and snacks, the book is designed to help you incorporate superfoods into every meal of the day, and is filled with nutritional information and clever tricks. To sate your burg cravings, try this recipe for sun-dried tomato and coconut quinoa burgers. more

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Kick start your day with sweet potato rosti and garlic butter greens
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Kick start your day with sweet potato rosti and garlic butter greens

Dale Pinnock isn’t interested in fad diets. With degrees in human nutrition and herbal medicine, and a masters in nutritional medicine, Dale is known as The Medicinal Chef, and he knows what foods you need to eat to look after your body. By following three key principles – mastering blood sugar, fatty acids and nutrient density – Dale explains that you can boost your wellbeing and positively change your health long term. In his new book The Medicinal Chef: The Power of Three, Dale shares 80 easy-to-make recipes that follow these principles without compromising on taste, and help minimise your chance of being affected by diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity and cancer. Kick start your year and your morning by trying this recipe for sweet potato rosti with garlic butter greens, packed with protein, carotenoids and fibre, plus it’s super slow burning! more

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Serve up a slice of Nordic leek and goat fetta tart on rye pastry
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Serve up a slice of Nordic leek and goat fetta tart on rye pastry

It is that time of the year people – new year, new me. Whether or not you believe in resolutions, there’s a high chance you’ve come out of the festive period feeling pretty sluggish, craving fresh and healthy food. Enter, the Nordic diet. Based on the cuisine of Northern Europe, the diet embraces homemade and home-grown seasonal food, with an emphasis on grains, berries, vegetables, poultry, fish and game. Scandinavian cook Trine Hahnemann’s book Eat Nordic explores the diet through more than 80 diverse recipes, including this delicious leek and goat feta tart on rye pastry. more

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Plate up Supernormal’s tuna, avocado, wakame and pickled cucumber
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Plate up Supernormal’s tuna, avocado, wakame and pickled cucumber

Whether it’s the lure of dumplings, the comforting call of ramen or the mouth-watering kick of kimchi, there is something about Asian-style cuisine that keeps us coming back for more. Chef Andrew McConnell opened his Melbourne eating house Supernormal based on this notion, inspired by all of his favourite Asian eating experiences across Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul and Hong Kong. In his book of the same name, Andrew takes home cooks behind the scenes and into the Supernormal kitchen, allowing them to create their own pan-Asian feast at home. The book presents 84 recipes over eight chapters, including the likes of pork tonkatsu sandwiches and this recipe for tuna, avocado, wakame and pickled cucumber. more

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Plate up Tetsuya’s grilled Spanish mackerel with miso and soy
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Plate up Tetsuya’s grilled Spanish mackerel with miso and soy

If you're anything like us, you've spent many an evening watching SBS in awe as Maeve O'Meara traverses the globe on her spectacular culinary journeys. Through her show Food Safari she explores the cuisines of the world, and her latest book Food Safari Fire specifically looks at the creative ways that different cultures cook with fire using age-old techniques and food. The book features everything from Croatian baked octopus to traditional Argentinian asado, and tips from home cooks, pit masters and renowned chefs such as Guy Grossi and Frank Camorra. This summer, play with a little fire and try your hand at Tetsuya Wakuda's grilled Spanish mackerel with miso and soy. more

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Feast on Swedish raw potato dumplings with sugared lingonberries
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Feast on Swedish raw potato dumplings with sugared lingonberries

It is time to expand your Swedish culinary knowledge from meatballs and $1 IKEA hot dogs, and open your mind to the world of Magnus Nilsson. Magnus heads up Fäviken Magasinet restaurant in Sweden, which is currently number 19 in the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, and has drawn on his travels throughout Nordic countries to offer 650 authentic recipes in his new book, The Nordic Cookbook. Featuring delicacies from Denmark, The Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, the book takes you on a gourmet journey through the northern countries, with delights such as Norwegian salt cod casserole, slightly chewed caramel shortbreads, and this recipe for Swedish raw potato dumplings with sugared lingonberries. more


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Sink your teeth into some succulent chilli tuna steaks with wasabi coleslaw
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Sink your teeth into some succulent chilli tuna steaks with wasabi coleslaw

The summer is hitting hard and sometimes it’s too much effort to slave away in a hot kitchen. This dish is an easy and fresh dish that only requires a small amount of time above a pan. The simplicity of tuna and the freshness of the coleslaw makes for a great combination, and the chilli can be set aside if you aren’t a fan of spice. This recipe has been plucked from Jane Kennedy’s new cookbook, The Big Book of Fabulous Food, and it is packed with pages of great and unique recipes just like this one. more

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Enjoy a bowl of tangy pineapple with ginger and cardamom syrup
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Enjoy a bowl of tangy pineapple with ginger and cardamom syrup

As we inch ever closer to the end of the year, our cravings tend to move away from hearty meat and veg and towards fresh and simple light meals. Food doyenne Michele Cranston has certainly had her share of culinary gymnastics, but has gone back to basics to create her latest book, A Simple Table, offering a selection of fresh recipes for every day. No longer will you stare longingly at your fridge looking for inspiration – Michele has crafted more than 100 uncomplicated yet impressive recipes for you to whip up. The next time you entertain, finish with this wonderfully aromatic combination of pineapple with ginger and cardamom syrup, perfect for the summer months. more

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Treat yo’self with a Cuban-style cheeseburger
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Treat yo’self with a Cuban-style cheeseburger

If you live by the mantra 'you don't make friends with salad' then continue on, dear readers. This Cuban-style cheeseburger celebrates meat, sandwiching a juicy beef patty between a sesame-seed bun along with two (TWO) slices of cheese, ham and pickles. Taking its inspiration from the Cuban sandwich, this recipe comes from Ben's Meat Bible by local chef Ben O'Donoghue, which takes your tastebuds on a round-the-world meat journey. Featuring 130 recipes, the book features comfort-food classics like roast pork and Southern fried chicken, to international delights such as tonkotsu miso ramen and beef fajitas. more

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Chomp on corn with smoked paprika and coriander butter
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Chomp on corn with smoked paprika and coriander butter

Summer is just around the corner, which means seemingly endless days filled with lazy mornings, sunshiney picnics and balmy evening barbecues. For Tasmanian smallholder, food writer and food activist Matthew Evans, summer is bliss at Fat Pig Farm. He spends his days fattening pigs, milking cows, tending to his garden and writing about food in the picturesque Huon Valley, and every summer's day is a celebration of the bounty of the land. As well as starring in long-running SBS TV series Gourmet Farmer, Matthew has penned 11 books, the latest of which is aptly titled more

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Tuck in to a bowl of pappardelle with duck ragu
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Tuck in to a bowl of pappardelle with duck ragu

Stop what you're doing and listen up. October 25th marks World Pasta Day. Yep. World. Pasta. Day. So if there's ever been an excuse to slurp up a bowl of spaghetti or gobble up some cheesy gnocchi, this is it. To celebrate, we thought it was only fitting to bring you a recipe from one of Australia's pasta empires, Sydney-based Fratelli Fresh. Alla Fratelli: How to Eat Italian by Barry McDonald features a selection of seasonal, heart-warming and traditional Italian recipes, such as this one for pappardelle with duck ragu. more

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Serve up side of broccoli and walnut couscous
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Serve up side of broccoli and walnut couscous

Paul West attributes his undying love of food to one very simple moment – biting into a crisp, dew-covered pear straight from the tree on his first day WWOOFING in a Tasmanian orchard. Since then, Paul has continued his food journey, which included a stint in the kitchen at Melbourne's Vue de Monde, and is now living off the land at his farm in Central Tilba as the host of River Cottage Australia. Paul will be headed to Brisbane on October 30 to November 1 to appear at the Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show, and has shared with us his favourite way to eat broccoli – in a delicious broccoli and walnut couscous. more

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Tuck in to tandoori-style barbecue sea bream
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Tuck in to tandoori-style barbecue sea bream

When you crave Indian food, it's hard to sate your appetite with anything else. The perfect combination of spices married with zesty herbs and fresh yoghurt dances on your tastebuds, whisking your mind away to the streets of southern Asia. Inspired by her heritage, Anjum Anand creates traditional Indian recipes with a twist, focusing on the relationship between food and the body. The next time your cravings strike, try whipping up this healthy recipe for tandoori-style barbecue sea bream. more

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Feast on Italian-style sea bass baked in a package
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Feast on Italian-style sea bass baked in a package

We're going to tell it to you straight. If you don't like Italian food, you're no friend of ours. Mountains of pasta, cheese-covered vegetables, moreish desserts ... what's not to like? First published in Italy in 1950, The Silver Spoon is a renowned collection of such recipes, gathered from homes and restaurants all over the country. Phaidon has translated this wonderful collection of recipes into English, which continually grows through The Silver Spoon series. The latest instalment is Quick and Easy Italian Recipes, featuring 100 recipes that can be cooked in 30 minutes or less from the original The Silver Spoon book, such as this recipe for sea bass baked in a package. Mangia, mangia! more

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Salute spring with a batch of blackberry gin
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Salute spring with a batch of blackberry gin

One of the most wonderful things about spring is that fresh produce is in abundance – whether at your local farmers market or in your humble backyard veggie patch. It is heartbreaking, however, when you can’t eat your way through your fresh goodies before they go bad. Here to make sure nothing ever goes to waste are Meredith Kirton and Mandy Sinclair with their book The Produce Companion. Divided into two parts, the book guides you through cultivating your own home garden, then gives you creative ideas for how to turn it into something delicious. The Garden section provides handy hints on when to harvest and pick produce and the correct way to store it, while The Recipes section features more than 100 recipes for your bounty of goods, including pickles, chutneys, vinegars, jams and drinks, such as this recipe for blackberry gin. more

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Stuff your face with a molten brownie jaffle
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Stuff your face with a molten brownie jaffle

That's not a typo. You read it correctly. Molten. Brownie. Jaffle. No frills, no fuss. Literally just deliciously gooey, molten-centred chocolate brownie batter, sandwiched inside some good old-fashioned white bread and cooked to dessert perfection inside a humble jaffle maker. Talented food blogger and photographer Sarah Coates has recently gathered a bunch of her favourite and most outrageous recipes to create a book, The Sugar Hit!, and this decadent creation makes a welcome appearance. Don't even think about it, just embrace it and enjoy all of its yummy, chocolatey goodness. more

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Stuff your face with chocolate-hazelnut ice-cream in brioche
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Stuff your face with chocolate-hazelnut ice-cream in brioche

In the south of Italy, ice-cream is consumed stuffed inside a brioche bun. And here we all are on the other side of the world, using cones and bowls like fools. This ice-cream burger revelation was brought to Sarah Coates' attention from one of her food idols, Nigella Lawson, and inspired her to create a version of her own. The talented food blogger and photographer has recently gathered a bunch of her favourite and most outrageous recipes to create a book, The Sugar Hit!, and this decadent chocolate-hazelnut ice-cream in brioche makes a welcome appearance. Don't even think about it, just embrace it and enjoy all of its sticky, gooey goodness. more

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Bite into freshly baked apple, cinnamon, coconut and walnut loaf
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Bite into freshly baked apple, cinnamon, coconut and walnut loaf

A wholesome breakfast will kick any day off to a great start and this apple, cinnamon, coconut and walnut loaf is a no-fuss, one-bowl style bread that can easily be whipped up in ten minutes. Your kitchen will smell amazing while it's being baked as the cinnamon-apple spice wafts through the air. The apple and maple syrup is your sugar supplement and also makes this loaf incredibly moist so it can be eaten warm fresh from the oven or toasted to add a touch of crunch. Drizzle with local honey for an added sweetness as well as a boost to your immune system. more