This is Australian chef Neil Perry's riff on a rich, nuanced Malaysian curry that he calls Chicken Kapitan. Because he makes the recipe with plenty of fresh and dried chiles and coconut milk, it's sweet, spicy and altogether sublime, especially when topped with a mound of crispy fried shallots.
You don't have to visit Beijing to taste its food. Sydney-based chef Kylie Kwong's cookbook-cum-travelogue, My China, offers recipes from the capital like this homestyle dish, whose mosaic of sweet-sour flavors belies its few ingredients.
Neil Perry varies the Italian classic spaghetti vongole (pasta with clams) by adding green beans to make the dish fresher-tasting, and then finishes it with a sprinkling of Parmigiano-Reggiano. As he says, "Serving cheese with seafood is not the norm in Italy, but I just love it here."
Curtis Stone, the Melbourne-born star of TLC’s Take Home Chef shares recipes made with supermarket ingredients in his book, Relaxed Cooking With Curtis Stone. Many reveal Australia’s love for Asian flavors.
Because Neil Perry has a passion for wine, he uses Sauternes in every component of this dessert, from the cake to the sauce. He also adds olive oil to the batter, which creates a delightfully moist crumb.
To cook this seafood-and-chorizo paella, Pete Evans uses his grill as both a stovetop and an oven, simultaneously using direct and indirect heat. We've replaced his whole crab with jumbo lump crabmeat for simplicity's sake.
This Pavlova has a secret: The whipped cream on top of the crisp meringue shell tastes a lot like a Creamsicle. Pastry chef Wendy Boys of Vancouver's Lumière unconventionally flavors the Australian dessert with vanilla and fresh oranges, and then—in another break from tradition—tops it with cranberries and mint.