Deglazing: the secret to a perfect sauce

Few things go as well with meat than a pan sauce, and there’s no simpler (or tastier) way of creating one than by deglazing.

Authentic pan sauces capture the flavour of the meat it will be served alongside, including any marinades, herbs, crusts or stuffings, and even the flavour of any vegetables cooked alongside.

Once your meat leaves the pan, whether …

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 …

The Winter Barbeque

In Australia, we associate the barbeque with summer. Friends standing around, beer or chardonnay in hand, as a selection of meat and vegetables are licked by the flames from beneath the iron grill.

But the colder months can be just as perfect for firing up the barbeque.

It may not be conducive to standing around outside with a cold drink, but cooking …