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Bake a fancy epi loaf to impress your guests
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Bake a fancy epi loaf to impress your guests

The simple pleasure of cracking open a fresh loaf of bread and devouring a warm slice smeared with butter can only be heightened when that doughy creation was crafted by your very own hands. Parisian master baker Éric Kayser is no stranger to this feeling, and now he’s sharing his secrets with English-speaking bread fiends via The Larousse Book of Bread, which is available in English for the first time. Brought to you by the publishers of the Larousse culinary encyclopaedia, the tome serves up 80 recipes with variations and step-by-step photography. Whether you’re pining for a traditional cob, a speciality rye, an organic sourdough or perhaps even a sweet brioche, The Larousse Book of Bread has you covered. This recipe for fancy epi loaves is sure to impress both eyes and stomachs. more

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Crunch on a shard of flaked almond brittle
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Crunch on a shard of flaked almond brittle

Even the healthiest of those among us have to admit – sometimes there is nothing better than a bit of sugary goodness. Sharing this love for sweet treats, London-based chef Yasmin Othman shows you how to make your own indulgent bites to impress your pals. You’ll find this recipe for flaked almond brittle snuggled up next to other childhood favourites like liquorice allsorts, peppermint creams and marshmallows in Yasmin’s gorgeous new cookbook, Atelier: Confectionery. more

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Hoe in to French toast waffles with berry compote
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Hoe in to French toast waffles with berry compote

If you’ve been following 24-year-old Melbourne student Kate Bradley’s celebrated healthy food blog Kenkō Kitchen, your belly will be pleased to know her online database of vegan, mostly gluten-free and refined sugar-free meals has now evolved into one heck of a lip-smacking good cookbook. Taking you from breakfast to dessert, Kenkō Kitchen will fuel you up on winners like corn fritters with avocado, spring green lasagne and maple cashew ice-cream. The recipe below is the perfect excuse to indulge in a little sweetness at breakfast time – French toast waffles with berry compote. more

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Snack on corn fritters with roast tomatoes and smashed avocado
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Snack on corn fritters with roast tomatoes and smashed avocado

Those of us who firmly believe breakfast can be eaten at any time of day can often be sighted feasting on pancakes for dessert, eggs for lunch and cereal for dinner. Now imagine the wealth of possibilities that emerge when poring through the pages of the brilliant Breakfast & Brunch chapter of Shelagh Ryan’s new cookbook, Cafe Kitchen. The fuss-free recipes journey from smoked haddock fishcakes with dill mayo to banana bread with raspberry labne to this recipe for corn fritters with roast tomatoes and smashed avocado. Now running three successful cafes in London, Brisbane-born Shelagh shares a collection of fabulous cafe-style meals to get you through the day. The recipe below serves six. more

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Fuel up on salmon chirashi
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Fuel up on salmon chirashi

You may have heard about it, you may be trying it, or you may be learning about the 5:2 lifestyle diet for the very first time. Taking the ‘intermittent fasting’ approach, this popular eating pattern suggests choosing two days of the week on which you consume limited calories, and eating a normal balanced diet for the remaining days. In the spirit of trying new things this year, we got our hot little hands on a copy of Delphine de Montalier and Charlotte Debeugny’s new cookbook, 5:2 Lifestyle, to take a closer look at this way of life. The recipe for salmon chirashi below is just one of the gems featured in the book, which navigates 100 specialised recipes to cover you across all days of your 5:2 diet. more

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Dig in to a hearty potato and spinach vindaloo

Despite what your steak-wielding pals might say, vegan nosh doesn’t have to be boring. From coconut and banana breakfast squares to witlof cups and orange-scented quinoa salad, cookery writer Sue Quinn dispels this myth in 140 tempting recipes from her new cookbook, Easy Vegan. From quick mid-week meals to gourmet dishes to impress the in-laws, Sue navigates all styles of cuisine to help you pack an extra plant-based punch in your diet. This deliciously fragrant potato and spinach vindaloo makes for a healthy weeknight meal, perfect for next-day leftovers. more

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Nibble on slice of coconut heaven tart
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Nibble on slice of coconut heaven tart

No matter how dedicated you are to your healthy new year’s resolution, we all need a little sweetener every now and then. But before you go reaching for that bar of processed chocolate or packet of biscuits – yep, it takes one to know one – local nutritionist and chef Ronaldo Fulieri may have a better alternative. His most recent cookbook, Ronaldo’s Kitchen Book 2: The Super Power of Nutrition, is packed with 60 recipes to boost health and energy, including a very tempting range of raw, vegan desserts. Comprising raw cacao, coconut, cashews and prunes, this coconut heaven tart is the perfect indulgence when your willpower is waning. more

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Get your green juice fix without a juicer
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Get your green juice fix without a juicer

First we brought you raw berry and chocolate torte, then we treated you to a fresh serve of Pacific oyster cebiche, and now – to continue our summer cooking bonanza – we present a deliciously refreshing green juice. Filled to the brim with nourishing vegetables, this green dream can be downed on a hot summer's day, without the need for an expensive juicer. We tracked down this gem of a recipe in organic bakery owner and health-food blogger Jessica Nadel’s new cookbook, Greens 24/7, which is bursting with more than 100 wholesome recipes such as cinnamon zucchini waffles, pesto polenta chips and chocolate avocado popsicles. more


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Plate up Pacific oyster cebiche with melon salsa this summer
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Plate up Pacific oyster cebiche with melon salsa this summer

Mexican cuisine isn’t all about burritos. From coral trout pozoles to watermelon margaritas and chocolate, cherry and chilli tarts, the nation’s wealth of dishes boasts a complexity of flavours, colours and spices that are often ignored in our Tex Mex adaptations. In chef Paul Wilson's new cookbook, Cantina, one of the world’s leading experts in Latin-American cuisine takes home-cooks on a culinary journey through the country’s distinct regional recipes. Continuing on from our summer-inspired recipe last week, we've nabbed Paul's epic recipe for a delicious Pacific oyster cebiche with melon salsa. more

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Serve up a guilt-free raw berry and chocolate torte
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Serve up a guilt-free raw berry and chocolate torte

While those hefty bowls of Christmas pudding and extra glasses of champagne were certainly worth it, January is the month for settling back in to routine, restocking the fridge with fresh produce from the farmers market and nourishing that new-year body with plant-based foods. Health coach, yoga teacher and wholefoods chef Lee Holmes is making this mission easier with her brand-new cookbook, Supercharged: Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian. More than 100 vegetable dishes, drinks, snacks and desserts pack the pages of the tome, and you'll also find a seasonal guide and plenty of nutritional information to keep you on that wellness path long after January has passed. If you just can't shake those sweet cravings, you can rest easy with this guilt-free raw berry and chocolate torte. more

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Add a sweet touch to your Christmas spread with strawberries in wine with mascarpone cream
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Add a sweet touch to your Christmas spread with strawberries in wine with mascarpone cream

Ham, check. Seafood, check. Salads, check. Sweets – check? As Christmas edges ever closer, we've got the usual festive essentials down pat, but we haven't had a chance to think about how we're going to round out our feast. Luckily, Mimi Thorisson's A Kitchen in France has some beautiful seasonal recipes using brightly coloured berries to sweeten up our Christmas indulgence. After moving to a small town in Médoc, Mimi discovered the wonderful ingredients available to her from the neighbouring woods and local farmers, and this recipe for strawberries in wine with mascarpone cream showcases some of the highlights of her summertime bounty. more

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Add a splash of colour to your Christmas feast with a citrus salad
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Add a splash of colour to your Christmas feast with a citrus salad

While you might be in the deep trough of planning your 2014 Christmas feast, trying to decide which root vegetables to roast and whether to serve the meat hot or cold, we’re here to throw another spanner in the works. Why not shake up the traditional banquet by adding a few foreign dishes to the table? A flick through Greg and Lucy Malouf’s gorgeous new cookbook New Feast has had us adding a few modern Middle Eastern dishes to this year’s feast. This citrus salad with red radicchio and pomegranate dressing is perfect to lay the bed for a few slices of ham come Christmas Day. more

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Indulge in healthy yet decadent raw superfood donuts
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Indulge in healthy yet decadent raw superfood donuts

From the days of our childhood watching hot cinnamon donuts dropping into sugar at the local donut shop, to our more recent discovery of the hybrid cronut, those warm doughy delights have been a lifelong obsession. Fortunately, it seems our affection is shared, as dining establishments have begun to add gourmet donuts to their menus. Sydney-based recipe writer and food stylist Tracey Meharg has recently published her ode to the dessert, Donuts. The cookbook shares recipes for 50 incredible creations, from baked to fried, and decadent to paleo. Let yourself off the healthy hook this weekend and indulge in these divine craw superfood donuts. more