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TND’s winter recipes: 10 dishes for chilly weather

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There’s no way around it – the cold weather is setting in. Time to fire up the heater, hit up your local market for some fresh produce and get those pots on the stove.

Here’s a selection of delicious, easy, warming recipes from some of Australia’s most-loved chefs to get you inspired for a stormy night. Click the recipe titles for the full recipes.

Perfect pumpkin soup

Antonio Carluccio’s recipe is enhanced by liberal amounts of speck or pancetta, for a richer flavour. Don’t forget the fresh rosemary.

Sri Lankan vegetable curry

This is a simple curry you can make quickly with whatever veggies are in season or in the fridge.

Crossing the bridge noodles

Luke Nguyen’s version of Vietnam’s most renowned dish has its origins in a beautiful Chinese story.

Texas chilli (without the packet seasoning)

Everyone seems to have a favourite recipe for chilli con carne. Here’s Jane Kennedy’s … minus the packet seasoning.

Antonio Carluccio’s seafood risotto

This risotto, with its base of poached, boned red mullet and lemon sole has a lovely, creamy texture.

Stefano’s best-ever bolognese

Stefano de Pieri shares his rules for cooking a classic bolognese sauce.

Tiny meatball soup

A meal in itself, this hearty concoction of aromatic vegetables, herbs, earthy lentils and mini pork meatballs will warm the soul.

Zesty tuna pasta

This is the ideal meal for when all you have in the kitchen is a tin of tuna and some day-old bread.

Corn with bacon and chilli

Ben O’Donoghue shares his secret for perfect, spicy corn-cobs – don’t forget the butter.

Easy chocolate pudding

Feel like a spot of sweet indulgence? Gabriel Gate’s perfect self-saucing pudding is a guaranteed hit.

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