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Kick start your day with egg and bacon stuffed tomato
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Kick start your day with egg and bacon stuffed tomato

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 egg and bacon stuffed tomato. more

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Serve up a Nordic-style cauliflower gratin
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Serve up a Nordic-style cauliflower gratin

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 light version of cauliflower gratin. more

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Try your hand at Supernormal's potsticker dumplings
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Try your hand at Supernormal’s potsticker dumplings

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 potsticker dumplings. more

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Chow down on Chilean marinated pork belly
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Chow down on Chilean marinated pork belly

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 Nelson Burgos Chilean marinated pork belly cooked over coals. 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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Start your day right with a delicious yoghurt bowl
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Start your day right with a delicious yoghurt bowl

The temperature is increasing as we approach the summer months, meaning that the winter warming options such as porridge just wont do. The best bet is to begin every day with a refreshing and tasty yoghurt bowl, and this recipe is summer beauty. Pomegranate juice, sunflower seeds and puffed quinoa cereal make for a filling and quick topping for cereal or to eat by the spoonful. This recipe has been plucked from the pages of Heidi Swanson’s cookbook Near & Far, which is available through Hardie Grant Books. 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 to a salt beef bagel with hot English mustard and pickles
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Treat yo’self to a salt beef bagel with hot English mustard and pickles

If you live by the mantra 'you don't make friends with salad' then continue on, dear readers. This salt beef bagel celebrates meat, sandwiching delicious salt beef between dense bagel along with hot English mustard, mayonnaise and pickles. Taking its inspiration from Beigel Bake in London's Brick Lane, 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 fresh flathead tacos
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Chomp on fresh flathead tacos

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 Farmers, Matthew has penned 11 books, the latest of which is aptly titled more

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Tuck in to a bowl of pasta e fagioli
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Tuck in to a bowl of pasta e fagioli

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 classic Tuscan half-soup, half-stew, pasta e fagioli. 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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Munch on street-side pea and potato cakes
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Munch on street-side pea and potato cakes

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 street-side pea and potato cakes. more

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Feast on Italian-style artichokes with parmesan
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Feast on Italian-style artichokes with parmesan

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 artichokes with parmesan. Mangia, mangia! more

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Salute spring with a batch of lemon cordial
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Salute spring with a batch of lemon cordial

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 lemon cordial. 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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Create a magic coffee cake
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Create a magic coffee cake

We have four words for you. Three. Cakes. In. One. Sounds tricky, right? Wrong. Throw together a few basic cake ingredients in the same tin, cook at a low temperature and voila! You have a magic three-layer cake with a moist cake base, delicate cream filling and light fluffy sponge on top. Christelle Huet-Gomez’s new book Magic Cakes unveils the secret of these cakes – with simple ingredients and preparation method, the magic is in the cooking. The book explores cakes such as this coffee cake, as well as brownies, cupcakes and savoury recipes. more

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Embrace practiculture with a grilled broccoli and sriracha salad
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Embrace practiculture with a grilled broccoli and sriracha salad

What is practiculture, we hear you ask? Rohan Anderson can tell you. Practiculture is a lifestyle choice of practical living – making daily choices based on their practical outcome. In his effort to live the simple life, Rohan stumbled across practiculture. Deciding to move away from his desk job and the conventional approach to living, Rohan has embraced a simpler life on the land, and developed his own principle of living. He does life's tasks himself and carries that through to the way he sources and creates food for himself and his family by growing, hunting and foraging beautiful, healthy and sustainable food. A Year of Practiculture is Rohan's second book after Whole Larder Love, and features 100 of his rustic, seasonal recipes, including this spring-inspired grilled broccoli and sriracha salad. more

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Bake a gluten-free lime and coconut island cake for a good cause
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Bake a gluten-free lime and coconut island cake for a good cause

Look, we know you are trying to be healthy. But hear us out. You need to eat cake – it's for a good cause! If that isn't the best excuse to indulge in some spongey, sugary goodness, we don't know what is. Monday August 31 marks the official date of the Australian Red Cross's Big Cake Bake, which encourages Australians to gather with friends, family or workmates to share in an array of baked goods and raise funds for the Red Cross. Money raised from the bake off will go towards supporting people across the country who are in need of assistance. One of this year’s ambassadors, gluten-free superstar Rowie Dillion of Rowie's Cakes, has shared her recipe for lime and coconut island cake, which is sure to be a standout on any Big Cake Bake table spread. more

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Whip up a divine pomegranate souffle with rose and raspberry cream
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Whip up a divine pomegranate souffle with rose and raspberry cream

The Weekend Edition team is certainly guilty of finding any excuse to indulge in dessert. Someone’s birthday? Cake. Hot day? Gelato. Weekend? Homemade sweets. This divine recipe for light and fluffy pomegranate souffle captures the flavours of India while also being a dessert worthy of dinner party appreciation. Teamed with a rose and raspberry cream, it’s the perfect sweet for any season. UK chef Anjum Anand recommends using 150 ml ramekin dishes if sticking to the cooking times detailed below. This recipe makes four, but can be doubled for more guests. more