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Ten best food how-to videos

1. How to perfectly hard boil or soft boil an egg
Learn how to cook a perfect soft, medium or hard boiled egg with the Rouxbe Cooking School.

2. How to chop an onion without crying
Family Circle’s executive food editor Julie Miltenberger shows you how to cut an onion minus the tears.

3. The ‘most amazing’ gravy – Gordon Ramsay
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay shares his secret to what is rumoured to be the ‘most amazing’ gravy ever. 

4. How to tenderise meat
Chris Godfrey of Godfrey’s Butchers shows you how to tenderise meat in a few easy steps.

5. How to get the smell of garlic off your hands
Chef Jason Hill shares the world’s easiest trick to get the smell of garlic off your hands.

6. How to make easy egg custard
This traditional Italian recipe for zabaione custard is simple to make and it is sure to be a hit paired with most cakes and desserts.

7. How to joint a chicken
The oh-so-British Delia Smith shows you how to joint a chicken the easy way.

8. Curry in a hurry – Nigella Lawson
Domestic goddess Nigella Lawson saves the day once again with her super-quick curry.

9. Homemade pizza dough
Who better to show you how to make homemade pizza dough than Chef Tony, who grew up in his family’s pizza shop?

10. How to sharpen knives
Keep your knives in good working order without spending a fortune by learning how to sharpen them yourself.


Eating healthy on a budget

Eating healthy on a budget

With a little extra planning and preparation anyone can eat well on a tight budget.

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Confusing diet information

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The smorgasbord of diet information available is confusing

5 foods for younger-looking skin

5 foods for younger-looking skin

It may be your diet which is the key to firm, healthy looking skin.

Eat well for less

Eat well for less

Maggie Beer has become a champion for better food for older Australians.

BBQ Chocolate Bananas

BBQ Chocolate Bananas

If you’re looking for a BBQ dessert which will delight young and old alike, you ...

Food Safety

Do you know how safe your food is?

The recall of frozen berries may have many of us asking where our food comes from and how safe it is.

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Is it time to clean your fridge?

Find out how often you should clean out your fridge and discover our tips on doing it properly.

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Street food know-how

To truly experience the tastes of Thailand, don’t be afraid to try all of the delicacies on offer. Despite travellers concerns on cleanliness, most street food is safe to eat and perfect for the budget traveller. Street food is not only delicious, but with the clanging of pots ...

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Losing Weight

Nine waist-friendly snacks

These nine snacks will look after your waist and please your tastebuds.

Healthy snacks

Top five weight-loss tips

Winter is a great excuse to hide those few extra kilos under more layers of clothing but carrying extra weight is not good for your health. Here are five simple weight-loss tips which will help you shed the extra kilos. Simple weight loss tips: ...

Simple weight loss tips

Make healthy eating simple

Eating more healthily doesn’t have to be difficult. Just making a few small changes here and there can make a big difference. Here are some painless (and delicious) ways to get started. Simple changes to your diet Eating muesli for breakfast can be a great ...

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