A microscope helps when you're eating in a boarding school kitchen, writes Jack Waterford.
The best thing that happened this year was kitting out my country kitchen with modern equipment.
Could the Press Club be the world's No. 1 modern Greek restaurant? George Calombaris hopes so.
Karen Martini's recipes for sorbet and semifreddo.
Making croissants light and fluffy; managing your salt when cooking; peeling prawns and ordering banana fritters.
Panelists were told to look for good unspoiled skin, heavy plump fruit, intense cherry aroma and sweet/acid balance.
The 'crack', the joke, the paper hat and the novelty toy were all considered by the panel.
The Food of Vietnam, by Luke Nguyen, Hardie Grant, $69.95.
The Blue Ducks, Mark LaBrooy and Darren Robertson, Pan MacMillan, $40.
Everyday, by Karen Martini, Pan MacMillan Australia, $40.