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Chicken braised with mushroom and thyme

Method<p>1. Soak porcini mushrooms in boiling water for 20 minutes or until soft. Drain and chop. Slice button and swiss mushrooms. Cut portobello …

One perfect winter weekend in the Dandenong Ranges

There's an inexplicable sense of magic in the Dandenong Ranges, less than an hour's drive from Melbourne. Tudor-style tearooms are as popular as ever …

Cheers to Melbourne's top 20 bars

of<p>Best bar snacks (yes, it is the season of sandos)<p>There was a time when the term "Melbourne-style bar" meant something quite specific. You know the …

Rib recipes

There are very few things we wouldn't do for a serve of sticky, saucy,  ribs. Here are a couple of ways we like them. 

Penne with preserved chilli tuna

Method<p><b>1.</b> Put the extra virgin olive oil in a saucepan, add the anchovies and garlic and cook slowly over a low to medium heat until the anchovies …

10 Best Burgers Melbourne Has To Offer

The humble hamburger has grown into a serious foodie movement in recent years, leaving behind the tattered old fast food image for something that …

Melbourne's top 20 cafes

of<p><b>Wake up and smell the coffee, Melbourne. We are literally surrounded by great cafes. In this sneak peek from the first national Good Food Guide,</b> …

Thanks a bunch: Australia's best winery restaurants

If the restaurant industry is having a boom, wineries are flat out on steroids. Millions of dollars are being pumped into the arteries of vineyards …

Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future

<i>Note: If you want to print this post or read it offline, the PDF is probably the way to go. You can buy it here.</i> <i><br>And here’s a G-rated version of the</i> …

Meet the men behind football's biggest deals

<b>"TEN YEARS AHEAD?"</b> Jonathan Barnett can't hide his disgust. "It's a fallacy. The U.S. is actually ten years behind us."<p>From his office in London, …

Roast cabbage with porcini and caramelised onion butter

Method<p><b>1.</b> For the porcini butter, soak the mushrooms in just enough hot water to cover them for 10-15 minutes until softened. Drain, reserving the …

Aromatic and best-shared

Method<p><b>1.</b> Place stock ingredients and 2 litres of water in a heavy saucepan, just large enough to fit the lamb shoulder, and bring to the boil. Add …

Don't mind the cream

Method<p>1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil and add a good deal of salt (it should taste like the sea). Cook the pasta according to the packet …

Time to reboot your lasange?

Method<p><b>1.</b> Heat your oven to 200C.<p><b>2.</b> <b>For the meatballs</b>, combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until a coarse paste is formed. With …

Restaurant Awards

For the first time in almost 20 years, an Adelaide restaurant has won the top honour at the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards. So, what's Orana all …

Sticky lamb shoulder recipe

Method<p><b>1.</b> Put a large skillet on a high heat. Rub the lamb shoulder with olive oil and season, sear it in the pan on all sides then put in a braising …

Pork tonkatsu with slaw

Method<p><b>1.</b> Slice the cabbage as thinly as possible and set aside.<p><b>2.</b> Place each pork steak between 2 pieces of freezer film and, using a meat mallet, …

Australia's top 20 rieslings

Riesling is the quintessential Australian summer wine. When the mercury's nudging 40 degrees and you're looking for a glass of cold, thirst-quenching …

Pasta recipes by Melbourne pasta bar Tipo 00

There's something to be said for following your instincts. At least that has been the case with Tipo 00. "When I was thinking about opening my own …

10 recipes with red wine

Don't let a top drop go to waste. Add red wine's peppery, rich notes to your cool-weather cooking with braised pheasant, pappardelle with duck ragù, …

Good people

The first step to making great solutions isn’t defining a good problem. It’s ensuring you have good people to solve your good problems.<p>In Good to …

The Absolute BEST Things to do in Tasmania (top 50)

How do you decide the best things to do on a little island so vast as Tasmania? Well, you go out there and explore it of course! For years I have …

Broccoli, pancetta, mint and macadamia salad recipe

Method<p><b>1.</b> Fry the pancetta in the grapeseed oil until crispy. Remove from the pan and set aside.<p><b>2.</b> Chop the broccoli and fry in the same pan for 2 …

Neil Perry's cpicy, crispy chicken wings

Method<p><b>Wash the wings</b> and pat them dry with paper towel. Keeping the tips of the wings intact, cut the wings at the joint to separate into two.<p><b>Combine</b> …

Pot shots

I love pot roasting at this time of year. It's such an easy and delicious way to cook. This chicken recipe is a favourite, no-fuss dinner of mine - …

Melbourne's top 10 hidden gems

These inner-city cafes, bars and gelaterias are off the beaten laneway.<p>Agathe Patisserie Petite<p>Agathe Patisserie's matcha croissant recipe<p>Start your …

Curtis Stone's lemon curd crumble

"A curd, cake and crumble all in one," says Stone. "Lemon curd forms on the bottom with a thin, spongy layer of cake on top. A sprinkling of citrusy …

End of a golden age

Unprecedented growth marked the era from 1948 to 1973. Economists might study it forever, but it can never be repeated. Why?<i>By Marc Levinson</i>Read at …

Economics

Bar Brosé's gnocchi with lap cheong recipe

"I am obsessed with Analiese Gregory's gnocchi at Bar Brosé. Would you ask for the recipe?"<br>Carol Richards, Crows Nest, NSW<b><br>REQUEST A RECIPE</b> To request …

Roast brussels sprouts with hazelnuts

Method<p><b>PREHEAT OVEN</b> to 180C.<p><b>ROAST HAZELNUTS</b> and remove their skins. The easiest way to do this is by rubbing them in a clean tea towel on the kitchen …