Saucy things

The secret to a fast meal is in the sauce.

Salsa verde literally translates to "green sauce". This is quite a broad term and gives you great scope to mix any combination of herbs depending on what tickles your...
Sally created this recipe out of necessity whilst living overseas in Massachusetts during the late 90s. Sweet chilli sauce was not on any supermarket shelf so...
“Satay is found all over Southeast Asia. In Singapore, these little flame-seared morsels are a popular and affordable street snack enjoyed at all hours of the day...
This is where brown sugar and ketchup, or tomato sauce, find true love - BBQ sauce love. Kansas City BBQ sauce is the style of sauce that is most commonly...
“This fresh, beautifully balanced salsa is one of those all-purpose additions to a barbecue that you’ll make again and again. I love that you use the stalks as...

Persian love

Iranian cooking makes sour very sweet indeed.

Sally Butcher and her husband Jamshid kindly talked me through this recipe, which is a Middle Eastern classic. Poussin are skinned, cut up and left to sit in a bath of...
This is a riff on the traditional Persian rice dish called tahdig, which is tinged golden from saffron and cooked on the stovetop to develop a crusty rice base....
A vegetarian dish that makes for a hearty lunch. 
Think those golden baklava-ish flavours, but in a moist cake with sticky, dark caramelised sides.
This is a riff on the traditional Persian rice dish called tahdig, which is tinged golden from saffron and cooked on the stovetop to develop a crusty rice base....

Gluten-free treats

We wouldn't let a gluten intolerance prevent you from enjoying one of the sweetest things in life: cake.

Decidedly rich and one for sweet tooths, it’s the mocha chocolate layers between nutty meringue that make these the perfect little cakes for an indulgent afternoon tea...
“I’ve given this well-loved combination of raspberry and white chocolate a little sharp kick with the addition of créme fraîche. It softens the overt sweetness of...
You can feell good about eating an extra slice of this luxurious fudge cake, which is sweetened naturally with dates and maple syrup, and is even gluten-free.
This crustless cheesecake is a real treat with few ingredients. The cookies crumbled over the top add a great crunch and the blueberries add a touch of sweetness....
Pandan extract is available from Asian grocery stores. The strength can vary between brands, so add it gradually. You can prepare the crèmes the day before...

A Taste of Harmony

Gather co-workers to feast on a potluck of dishes from everyone’s diverse cultural backgrounds.

I love banh mi – it’s food from my heritage and I wanted to put it on the menu. We decided to make Ms G’s banh mi smaller so that diners could fit in other dishes as...
Chicken, lemon and garlic is a classic Lebanese flavour combination. Also packed with fragrant coriander, these chicken wings with their caramelised, sticky skin...
The original Shan recipe is for meat balls made with ground beef or pork flavoured with minced lemongrass, ginger, and garlic. I’ve found it easier in a North...
Ginger is one of the world’s most ubiquitous spices, used fresh in Chinese, Korean and Indian cuisines, pickled and served with sushi, and added to cakes,...
I love filo pastry. I use it to top, to wrap, to stuff and to roll, savoury or sweet. It's cheap, and you might be surprised to learn that it cooks very well on a...
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