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Egg White

In the mood for love

When it comes to cooking for Valentine's Day (or any other romantic meal), it's worth keeping a few things in mind. First of all, make it look effortless: the person you're wooing won't be impressed by a harried, red-faced, sweating cook.

Sunday, 12 February, 2012, 12:00am

No yoke! It's a cracking good way to get scrambled

Ask Gordon Ramsay and he will tell you that must-haves for perfect scrambled eggs are two generous knobs of butter and creme fraiche.

Australian chef Bill Granger, dubbed 'the egg master of Sydney' by The New York Times, skips the butter but not the cream. Six tablespoons of single cream go into his two-egg version.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Sweet child of mine

When it comes to Mother's Day, most people take the easy route: take mum out for a meal and/or shower her with chocolates and flowers. I'm proposing something that takes a little more time and effort: a plate of home-made macarons.

9 May 2010 - 12:00am

Whisk management

Making an omelette is such a basic skill that many chefs test new line cooks by asking them to make one. Although most people think of omelettes as the cheese-filled breakfast standard, there are many types, including folded (or rolled), flat, savoury and sweet.

Asparagus, tomato and cheese omelette (pictured)

27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Hallowed berry

There are beautiful imported strawberries in the markets now and they taste almost as good as they look. Strawberries are stocked year-round but the tastiest specimens will be available for only another a month or so. Use good-quality berries in these recipes.

Strawberry shortcakes (pictured)

600 grams fresh strawberries

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


I recently bought a small oven and have been experimenting with dessert recipes. I served these brownies with ice-cream at a dinner party.

5 Mar 1999 - 12:00am