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  • Warm, Flat Beer

    Have you ever wondered why English beer is always warm and flat? We asked Burke’s Backyard resident scientist, Graeme Quirk,... read more
  • What’s in Sauces?

    These days there are many different sauces, curry pastes and pestos available, as well as the two old favourites, tomato... read more
  • Organic Chicken with Tarragon & Prunes

    For the past 15 years, Geoff Jansz has been growing his fruit and vegetables without using chemical fertilisers or pesticides.... read more
  • Secrets of Fried Rice

      Geoff Jansz visited the Golden Century Restaurant in Sydney’s China Town, to find out how to make the perfect... read more
  • Oven-baked Herbed Mushrooms

      Geoff Jansz says that as well as being delicious and healthy, this dish is easy to prepare because as... read more
  • Overweight Kids

    The number of kids who are overweight and obese is rising rapidly. In fact, 1 in 4 kids are now... read more
  • Pasta of Love

      Geoff Jansz demonstrated how to make a simple but full flavoured pasta dish, which balances the smoky characteristics of... read more
  • Perfect Rice

    Geoff Jansz demonstrated a foolproof cooking method for Calrose rice. Ingredients 3 cups water1 tsp salt2 cups Calrose rice Method... read more
  • Peter’s Speedy Potato Salad

    Potato salad is a great accompaniment to cold meat, schnitzels and summer barbecues. There are lots of complicated recipes, but... read more
  • Prunes

    Prunes have always been valued as a laxative, because as well as being a great source of fibre they also... read more
  • Pseudo Arthritis

    Health and fitness expert, Dr Garry Egger, looked at the link between obesity and pain in the knees, hips and... read more
  • Quinces – The French Alternative

    According to Jackie French, the quince (Cydonia oblonga) was once sacred to Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty.... read more