Pear tart with thyme, gorgonzola and walnuts.

Karen Martini's pear tart with thyme, gorgonzola and walnuts (recipe here).

Karen Martini's braised lamb stew with barley and vegetables.

Braised lamb stew with barley and vegetables / Karen Martini winter warmer

Slow-baked lamb shoulder with garam masala.

Karen Martini's slow-baked lamb shoulder with garam masala. This method of cooking lamb is divine, producing full-flavoured, unctuous meat that takes on the fragrant spices.

Paella

Learn the secrets to a perfect seafood and chorizo paella as Karen Martini cooks up a Spanish feast.

vanilla and figleaf panacotta

Vanilla and fig-leaf panna cotta with scorched lemon syrup

Basbousa with pistachio and almond.

Basbousa is a classic semolina cake, cooked throughout the Middle East and around the Mediterranean. My meme made it when I was growing up, using honey and rosewater, but she never worked from a recipe, all by feel. This is my version.

Apple and cherry pies.

These flaky little pies are delicious straight from the oven with a dollop of creme fraiche, or warm with hot custard. You will need to prepare a quantity of rough puff pastry.

Versatile harissa is a simple way of adding heat.

Harissa, basically a chilli paste with ground spices, is an essential condiment in my father's birthplace of Tunisia and across north Africa.

Garam masala.

The roasted spices will perfume the house while you're making this, from the woody and rich notes of cinnamon and mace to the distinctive citrus floral top notes .


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The eye-catching lamb shanks are the stars of this dish, but  the creamy, cheesy…

Karen Martini’s deluxe shepherd’s pie

The eye-catching lamb shanks are the stars of this dish, but the creamy, cheesy piped potato topping comes a close second.

Karen Martini's Chow mein

This was one of my mother's staple dishes when I was growing up. In my reinvention, I've added a bit more spice and detail and some crunchy noodles for a textural contrast.

Karen Martini's Syrian chicken, delicious and warming on a cold winter night.

Karen Martini's Syrian chicken, delicious and warming on a cold winter night.

Sticky lamb shanks braised with sweet potato, rosemary and garlic

my favourite: Sticky lamb shanks braised with barley, sweet potato, rosemary and garlic ( Karen Martini recipe)

Karen Martini’s Pizza Bianco | Always Fresh

Karen Martini’s Pizza Bianco | Always Fresh

Karen Martini Recipes - Better Homes and Gardens

There are many ways to roast a chicken and Karen shows us one of her favourites with a Vietnamese inspired roast chicken that has a real kick! This is sure to become a family favourite too.

Golden tubetti with cauliflower and tuna

Karen Martini recipes - Golden Tubetti with tuna Photography by Marcel Aucar Styling by Karina Duncan

LAMB AND VEGETABLE AND GRUYERE PASTIE WITH OLIVE OIL PASTRY  Photography by Marcel Aucar  Styling by Karina Duncan

Spring means lamb, so here's a fresh recipe from Karen Martini: Lamb, vegetable and gruyere pasties.

Lemon & olive oil cake | Karen Martini. Karen's book "Feasting" is a favourite in our house. Wonderful dishes to share.

Karen Martini - Melbourne chef, restaurateur and food writer.

A modern take on a winter classic! Fennel & Dutch cream potatoes with gruyere & parmesan | Karen Martini

A modern take on a winter classic! Fennel & Dutch cream potatoes with gruyere & parmesan

Karen Martini's Eggplant Parmigiana

Karen Martini's Eggplant Parmigiana

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