How to make a chocolate ganache (video)

Knowing how to make a good ganache is an essential part of successfully preparing countless desserts, pastries and other sweet masterpieces.

How to create perfect pork crackling (video)

Roast pork is an Australian favourite, particularly when served with all the customary trimmings; roast vegetables, apple sauce, gravy and, of course, crackling. To most of us, a traditional Australian pork roast isn’t complete without perfectly formed, golden crackling, but getting a consistent result can often be a challenge.

Adrian Richardson, chef at La Luna and author of the book ‘Meat’, shows how to get perfect crackling results every time. This …

Cooking a Lamb Kifta Tagine (video)

In this exclusive video, renowned chef and master of Middle Eastern spices Greg Malouf (formerly of Momo) demonstrates how to make his lamb kifta tagine with egg and artichoke.

800g lamb, finely minced
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp dried mint
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
Sea salt and white pepper
2 tbsp olive oil, for frying
½ bunch flat leaf …

How to make Vietnamese Master Stock (video)

Australians love Vietnamese food, and few ingredients are as essential to Vietnamese cooking than the spiced, fragrant master stock.

In this exclusive web video, chef Mark Jensen of Red Lantern Restaurant demystifies the preparation of this stock, and explains how you can use it again and again to add a unique flavour burst to a wide variety of dishes.

Learn the secrets of this centuries-old recipes, and it might become one of …

How to bone a fish (video)

All chefs agree that buying a whole fish fresh from the market is the best way to ensure you’re getting the freshest ingredient available.

But how do you identify a high quality fish?And how do you remove the head, the scales and the bones to produce big, juicy fillets without losing any of the flesh?

Maurice Esposito demonstrates how to prepare this Essential Ingredient in our exclusive web video….

How to section a chicken (video)

Chicken is one of the world’s most popular ingredients, prominent in many cuisines and appearing in some of the world’s most classic and beloved dishes.

One of the keys to chicken’s appeal is it’s versatility. It can be roasted, fried, poached, steamed, deep fried, barbequed or grilled, and is as popular whole as it is in pieces.

In order to create classic dishes such as coq au vin, cacciatore, chicken curries, Korean …

How to cook the perfect steak (video)

Whether on the barbeque or on a frying pan, cooking a quality steak to perfection takes skill.

How much should you season it? Does it require oil? How long does it need to rest after cooking?

In this exclusive video, Ben O’Donoghue, chef and author of Ben’s Barbeque and At Home With Ben, shares his tips and tricks for cooking the perfect steak.


Ben started his career working in a number …