Steam, sauté and stream: Home chef skills just a click away

A list of online resources to help anyone with an internet connection learn how to cook delicious dishes. 

Whipping up delicious meals is easier than ever with a number of online resources available.

Recently, the status of the humble home chef has risen in popularity thanks to our love of sharing delectable-looking meals on social media.

These days, it’s easy for anyone to re-create dishes found in hatted restaurants, with an abundance of online resources available to ignite inspiration in the kitchen.  

We’ve complied our top picks that will help you whip up a four course meal, fry the perfect cheese toastie or learn the basics of cooking.

Good Food

Stuck for meal inspiration? A browse on goodfood.com.au will do the trick!

With new recipes regularly published from established chefs such as Neil Perry, Karen Martini and Frank Camorra, you’re bound to find a dish to impress.

Other useful content on the website includes seasonal meal plans that have been designed to make grocery shopping and food preparation a breeze, while the ‘how-to’ section covers everything from boiling the perfect egg to making your own yoghurt at home.

And for those days when you just don’t feel like cooking, Good Food is a great source to stay up-to-date on restaurant openings and reviews. 

Taste.com.au

Taste.com.au features thousands of online recipes from some of Australia's top recipe writers and celebrity chefs including Matt Preston, Colin Fassnidge and Valli Little.

Their recipe categories include 'fast dinner recipes', 'healthy recipes' and 'easy vegetarian', so there's quite literally something for every taste bud or dietary requirement.

Websites such as Good Food and Taste offer recipes, tips and reviews.

Taste.com.au has been cleverly designed to allow you to create your own online cookbook, meaning you can save your favourite dishes as well as mark recipes for a later date or special occasions.

The website also provides the convenient option of shopping online by simply selecting the ingredients you need and clicking ‘shop now’.

However, the standout feature is its online community of members and avid home cooks that rate and comment on the recipes they’ve tried and created, providing others with useful tips, tricks and recommendations.

Jamie Oliver

Arguably one of the world’s most popular chefs, Jamie Oliver is known and loved for his passion for food and delicious recipes.

While Jamie has published a number of cookbooks, his online presence (particularly on YouTube) has made his recipes more accessible and easy to follow - simply select a recipe and follow Jamie step-by-step on a laptop, tablet or mobile in your very own kitchen! 

Following recipes via video allows you to cook at your own pace, so you can forget about madly taking down notes and trying to remember ingredients - simply pause and rewind when needed.

Not only does Jamie Oliver share his flavoursome recipes, he also shares one-minute tips and ‘how-to’ videos.  

Pinterest

Hosting a dinner party? Time to show off your new recipes and cooking skills? Pinterest is the ultimate online destination to get dining inspiration.

From beautiful table setting ideas to plating up the perfect platter or discovering wine and cheese pairing tips, you’ll find all you need to impress your guests.

There’s plenty of great food resources available online, making it easy for anyone to become a budding home chef!

Remember to bookmark your favourite websites and collate your recipes online, so you have everything at your fingertips when it comes time to cook up a storm. 

With access to high speed broadband via the nbn™ network, anyone can become a master in the kitchen. Check your address to see if you can connect to the nbn™ network.