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Soon, Abacus Food and Wine in South Yarra will be rewarding diners for booking their first evening table.

Pensioner-hour is now happy hour thanks to savvy discount dining app

Victorians who are happy to dine early will soon be rewarded with 50 per cent off when a new reservations platform launches this month.

  • Emma Breheny
This parma swaps schnitzel for cauliflower steak.

Five throw-together recipes to make the most of bargain cauliflower (featuring easy cheesy parma)

Embrace the glorious cauli and all the wondrous ways you can call it dinner with these roasty-toasty ideas.

  • Katrina Meynink
RecipeTin Eats’ sausage ragu.

Bang(er) for your buck: RecipeTin Eats’ budget-friendly sausage recipes

Snag yourself a smash hit with these flavour-packed family favourites - no barbecue required.

RecipeTin Eats’ sausage ragu.

RecipeTin Eats’ sausage ragu

Sausage meat gives the sauce a deeper flavour than you’d get by using simple mince meat.

  • 2 hrs +
  • RecipeTin Eats
RecipeTin Eats’ sausage hot pot.

RecipeTin Eats’ sausage hot pot

Sausages and spuds in a rich onion gravy baked under a layer of thinly sliced potatoes – this is pure comfort food that’s also budget-friendly.

  • 1-2 hrs
  • RecipeTin Eats
Pictured clockwise from top left: Chefs Jerry Mai, Karen Martini, Ben Greeno and Junda Khoo with their dressed-up cooked chooks. 

Four of Australia’s best chefs take the supermarket chook challenge

Top chefs bedazzle a bachelor’s handbag, creating a recipe using just five ingredients plus pantry staples.

  • Dani Valent
Baking Yesteryear.

Give an old-school loaf cake a 1950s twist with this wonderful and slightly wacky secret ingredient

Don’t ask retro baker B. Dylan Hollis why adding a can of tomato soup works so well in this vintage recipe.

  • B. Dylan Hollis
Neil Perry recipe : Cracking Ham and Cheese Toastie
Photograph by William Meppem (photographer on contract, no restrictions)

14 cheap, cheerful and comforting recipes to cook this week

Keep your tastebuds and hip pocket happy with a week’s worth of budget-friendly, delicious eating.

Lamb shanks in red wine sauce.

10 luscious lamb shank recipes (and the creamiest mash to serve them with)

Lamb shanks are one of the cheaper, and more delicious, cuts of meat to buy right now. Put the oven on low and get ready for fall-apart-with-a-fork tenderness.

Welsh rarebit.

Helen Goh’s Welsh rarebit with leek and cider

Served alongside a celeriac and apple salad, this makes a fine lunch or Sunday-night supper.

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Helen Goh