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Make your own fresh pasta.


Magically change a heap of dough into beautiful pasta in 2 to 3 minutes! This article shows how to make fettuccine but once you have the basic technique down, you can cut the pasta to any shape you want.


When it comes to measuring ingredients, Australian and New Zealand cooks love our cups. With the internet opening up access to recipes from all over the world, you need to be sure you are using the right cup. Here is a basic guide to weights and measures used in Australian and New Zealand cooking to help you measure it all up.


If you're thinking of trying a roast turkey for this Christmas – or anytime – here's some invaluable tips for cooking turkey - including turkey cooking times - to make your meal a success.


Boiled eggs are the basis of so many dishes like salads, curried eggs, egg and salad sandwiches and devilled eggs. It's hard to go past a perfectly soft-boiled egg and some Vegemite soldiers for a quick nutritious breakfast!


Roast Chicken is the perfect centrepiece for a special event whether it's Christmas or a weekend dinner or lunch. Roasting a whole chicken takes longer than other methods of cooking chicken, but it has very little preparation time and the results are worth it.


Cooking a roast leg of lamb isn't too difficult and it makes any dinner a special occasion. You can go as simple as you like with flavour but if you do want to add herbs try rosemary, oregano, marjoram, thyme, lemon zest, cumin, coriander, mint and garlic.


If rice can feed a large part of the world’s population, imagine what it can do for dinner at your place. There are now so many different varieties of rice available in the supermarket but you only need to know a few basic ratios of rice to water to cook rice perfectly.

If you don't have a rice cooker or a microwave rice maker, don't despair, perfect rice can still be yours!


Low fat, high fibre and high in B vitamins and folate, there are lots of good reasons to take advantage of asparagus when it's cheap and plentiful. Here's some prepraration and cooking ideas.


Foodie HQ explains what quinoa is, shows you how to cook quinoa and gives you suggestions on how to make easy quinoa recipes that make a delicious healthy meal.

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