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Chef Michael's Kitchen

Street Beef Salad With Asian Flavours

Yield: 4-6 servings Ingredients For the Beef: A large beef pot roast, 4 lbs or so, cut into 1” or 2” cubes 4 cups of orange juice 1 cup of orange marmalade ½ cup of chili garlic sauce like Sambal 6 or 8 lime leaves a 3” inch knob of fresh ginger, rinsed, unpeeled, thinly […]

Bake with Anna Olson

Classic Gingerbread Cake

Makes 1 9-x-13-inch pan Cuts into 18 to 24 portions Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup packed dark brown sugar ¾ cup fancy molasses 2 large eggs at room temperature 2 Tbsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp finely grated fresh ginger 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour ½ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp […]



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Antonina’s cannelloni with braised meat

Meaty cannelloni is a staple dish at special occasions in Italy. This recipe includes veal mince, mozzarella and a rich tomato sauce. Serve as a delicious alternative to lasagne or ragù. SERVES: 6 PREPARATION: 1hr COOKING: 1hr 20MIN SKILL LEVEL: MID   Ingredients Pasta dough 2 cups (300 g) type ‘00’ flour 3eggs Meat filling 3 […]

Bake with Anna Olson


This grand tower of cream puffs is glued together with caramelized sugar. While it is a grand dessert for a special occasion, it needs to be assembled as close to the time when it is to be served as possible, so do plan for this. Makes 1 tower of 50-60 profiteroles Ingredients Pastry Cream: 1 […]


Sesame Eggplant with Tofu

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Total: 30 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 1/2 cup peanut oil 2 pounds Japanese or Italian eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices 1/2 pound firm tofu, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 4 green onions, bottoms minced and tops sliced, reserved separately 2 tablespoons minced garlic […]

Annabel Langbein

Buttery Shortbread

This is a big recipe but it’s hard to halve an egg yolk! The dough keeps in the fridge for a few days and freezes well in a log or sliced so you can cook up a batch at short notice. Prep time 15 mins + chillingCook time 15 minsMakes about 60 biscuits Ingredients 400g […]

Chuck's Day Off

Chicken Soup with Ground Chicken Meatballs

Try Chuck Hughes’ comforting chicken meatball soup packed with great flavor. Easy, Moderate, Complex Prep time: 30 minutesCook time: About 6 hours Yield: 6 to 8 servings Ingredients For the chicken stock 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (45 ml) Bones of 1 whole chicken 2 large carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 2 […]