We're hoping cooks old and new will learn a thing or two this week. I have never made bao buns from scratch but hey, if the 6-year-olds are doing it . . . and, as Zoya Sahrawat's mum Chand says, it will make a great school holiday project. You can ace that fried chicken at the same time.

And how about Sachie Nomura's pork crackling. Yum, yum, piggy's tum.

If you'd rather your crispy crunchies were vegetarian, Megan May's carrot falafels with cashew tzatziki totally deliver.

But first, here's a lovely stir-fried cabbage with fresh herbs that Kathy Paterson is suggesting you serve with meatballs and mustard for dinner tonight.

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