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Warm up with a rustic fish stew of cod cheeks, fennel, mussels and clams
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Warm up with a rustic fish stew of cod cheeks, fennel, mussels and clams

How many times has the calendar hit Monday and you’ve found yourself swearing by healthy-eating resolutions but demanding simplicity? Or invited all your mates around for a mighty weekend brunch, then wasted days poring over incomprehensible recipe books? Anna Barnett’s new cookbook Eat The Week guides home-cooks through their daily meals, offering recipes catered to different moods and days of the week, from carb-loaded feasts to light, zesty dishes. This recipe sees fennel, mussels, cod cheeks and clams combined to create a delicious rustic fish stew, perfect for sharing on a cold winter's night. more

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Parlour Coffee opens in Burleigh Heads
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Parlour Coffee opens in Burleigh Heads

In days past, fabulous folk would entertain company in the plush surrounds of the parlour room and treat guests to their finest food off their finest china and a drop of their finest tipple. Inspired by this bygone tradition, Parlour Coffee invites you to sit back, relax and enjoy some fine food and caffeinated beverages. more

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Sparrow Eating House unveils its new winter menu
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Sparrow Eating House unveils its new winter menu

The new winter menu at Sparrow Eating House is the culinary version of a big warm hug, and just like a hug, it promises to leave you feeling all happy inside. Filled with a selection of new dishes as well as some new takes on old faithfuls, the new menu takes comfort food to a tasty new level. more

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Indulge in warm chocolate, almond and pistachio biscuits
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Indulge in warm chocolate, almond and pistachio biscuits

The simple pleasure of biting into a freshly baked biscuit, still warm from the oven, is one of the many little gifts winter brings. Get those chilly hands working in the kitchen this weekend and whip up a divine batch of chocolate, almond and pistachio biscuits from the magical mind of one of the country’s most experienced patissiers, Jean Michel Raynaud. This quick and easy recipe has been taken from Jean’s very first cookbook, The French Baker, which hit stores last month. Please note all ingredients must be at room temperature. more


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Eat ethically at Black Sheep Bistro in Oxenford
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Eat ethically at Black Sheep Bistro in Oxenford

Have you ever noticed how certain cuts of meat experience a sudden surge in popularity and before long, it’s infiltrated every menu you see (looking at you, pork belly)? Black Sheep Bistro in Oxenford is going against the culinary fashion trend to adopt a nose to tail philosophy so the whole animal is used, not just the trendy cuts. more

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Lunch on an avocado sandwich with lemon ricotta
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Lunch on an avocado sandwich with lemon ricotta

If you’ve ever experienced the leisurely indulgence of brunch in New York City, there’s a good chance you’re acquainted with Prune. The Lower East Side institution was opened by self-taught cook turned James Beard Award-winning chef Gabrielle Hamilton 15 years ago, and now her new cookbook Prune is giving fans an insight into the wonderful woman’s mind. Written in Gabrielle’s distinctive voice, with as much encouragement and scolding as you might experience were you a line cook in her kitchen, the cookbook encompasses 250-plus recipes including Prune favourites. This recipe for avocado sandwich with lemon ricotta is sure to be a winner at your next lunch or picnic. more

The Grocer
Brew your own kombucha with Buchi
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Brew your own kombucha with Buchi

It’s been lauded a miracle elixir that alkalizes, detoxifies, kick starts your metabolism whilst increasing energy and improving digestion among a long list of benefits but before you go thinking it’s a new fad, kombucha has actually been consumed for thousands of years and it’s surprisingly easy to make yourself at home. more

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The Grocer: Rosellas
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The Grocer: Rosellas

Is it a bird? Yes. But rosellas – or more specifically, wild rosellas – are also a versatile little plant, best known for being squished into a delightfully fruity jam. more

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Bite into a Peruvian pork sandwich
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Bite into a Peruvian pork sandwich

With a landscape varying from coast to mountains and rainforests, Peru's cultures, cuisines and ingredients differ greatly across the country. Unexpected and diverse, Peruvian food is underpinned by Incan origins, with strong use of corn, chillies and potatoes – 4000 varieties of which are grown in Peru. Over time, immigration to the country has seen traditional dishes enriched and adapted to fuse influences from Spanish, Chinese, African, French, Japanese and Italian cuisines to create modern Peruvian food. The newest addition to Phaidon's national cuisine series, Peru: The Cookbook by Gastón Acurio showcases dishes such as ceviche, stuffed potatoes and this recipe for sánguche de lechón (pork sandwich) to create a definitive guide to Peruvian home cooking. more