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Australian / New Zealand Food: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Pavlova
Try out this delicious Pavlova recipe -- it's New Zealand's national dessert and rightly so. The Pavlova is a meringue shell with a marshmellowy centre topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit.
Traditional Lamb Roast
A succulent and simple lamb roast recipe - one of Australia and New Zealand's favorite ways to enjoy lamb.
Hot Cross Buns
Make your own hot cross buns with juicy sultanas and hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
Lamingtons
This recipe for Lamingtons has been making kids around Australia happy for decades. The Lamington is a little sponge cake dipped in chocolate icing and then rolled in desiccated coconut.
Glazed Fruit Tart
Turn up to your next tea party with these delightful homemade glazed fruit tarts. Sweet, buttery shortcrust tarts are filled with creme patisserie and topped with strawberries, mandarins, kiwi fruit, blueberries and raspberries.
Top 10 Passionfruit Recipes
Top 10 Passionfruit Recipes
Toasted Muesli
Toasted muesli is such a simple and delicious breakfast meal. The muesli is made of rolled oats combined with a mixture of nuts, seeds, desiccated coconut, honey and a little canola oil.
Afghan Biscuits
New Zealanders have a real soft spot for the chocolate and cornflake Afghan biscuit. The biscuit, also
Muesli Bars
Try out this delicious muesli bar recipe -- it's so simple to prepare and packed full of nutritious nuts.
Curried Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk
This curried sweet potato soup with coconut milk is aromatically spiced and delicately creamy.
Oven Temperatures
A Quick Guide to Oven Temperature Conversions
Pan Fried Trout with Garlic and Lemon
Trout's subtle flavor is best left to speak for itself. This recipe's flavors are simple -- garlic, lemon juice and a little butter is all that's required.
Oysters Kilpatrick
Pick up some freshly shucked oysters and top them with crispy smoked bacon, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar and butter for a lip-smacking appetizer.
Crispy Baked Potatoes
Try brushing par-boiled potatoes with a mixture of olive oil, butter and sea salt for perfect, crispy roast potatoes.
Vanilla Rice Pudding
The ultimate comfort food, vanilla rice pudding with sooth and satisfy your dessert craving.
Caesar Salad
Whip up a Caesar salad for lunch or dinner with this simple and delicious recipe consisting of boiled eggs, crispy bacon and crunchy croutons.
ANZAC Biscuits
The ANZAC Biscuit plays an important part in Australian and New Zealand History. The simple yet delicious biscuits are made of oats, desiccated coconut, butter, sugar and flour.
Roasted vegetable quiche
Use up leftover roasted vegetables in this classic quiche recipe. The vibrant colors and flavors of this delicious quiche are sure to become a family favorite.
Eggs Florentine
Treat yourself to a gorgeous breakfast of eggs Florentine. Poached eggs are served on toasted sourdough bread with spinach and a creamy Hollandaise sauce.
Lemon Barley Water
Lemon barley water is a delicious, old fashioned drink that was once considered to be a remedy for the weak. These days its simply enjoyed as a refreshing drink for all occasions.
Beef Rib Eye Roast with Red Wine Gravy
Flavored with garlic and fresh rosemary and served with a delicious red wine and gravy, this simple beef rib eye roast makes for a wonderful family dinner.
Honey Mustard Lamb Rack
This honey mustard lamb rack recipe is a great-tasting show-stopper -- and so easy to prepare, you'll be embarrassed by all the praise.
Aussie Meat Pie
The delicious Aussie meat pie is a small pie filled with ground beef, onions and gravy. The pie is usually topped with tomato sauce.
Strawberry curd
Prepare an irresistible treat, perfect for enjoying on toast, as a cheesecake topping, stirred through whipped cream, or as a spongecake filling.
Moroccan Lamb Roast
The combination of cumin, paprika, fresh mint, garlic and lemon juice makes for an exotic marinade for this Moroccan Lamb Roast Recipe.
Marinated Lamb Backstrap
Lamb backstrap is a top grade cut of lamb that's perfect for marinating, barbecuing and grilling. It's tender and full of flavor. In this recipe, lamb backstraps are marinated in Middle Eastern herbs and spices and then barbecued to perfection.
Clam Pasta with Garlic & White Wine
What better dish to serve at a dinner party than steaming plates of clam pasta. The sweet clams are steamed in a light broth of fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic and white wine and served with spaghetti or linguine pasta.
Barbecued Shrimp with Thai Dipping Sauce
For an easy summer starter, try these succulent barbecued shrimp served with a spicy, sweet, salty and sour Thai dipping sauce.
Passionfruit Butter
Passionfruit Butter is so simple to prepare and absolutely delicious on a piece of toast for breakfast or as a pastry filling.
Pappardelle with Lamb Ragu
A simple, rustic pasta dish of pappardelle with lamb ragu. In this recipe, lamb shoulder is slowly braised with tomatoes and peppers until it becomes tender and then served with fresh pappardelle noodles.
Parmesan crumbed asparagus
A great snack or appetizer, these crunchy golden asparagus spears are paired with a creamy garlic herb mayonnaise for dipping.
Recipe for curry puffs
Recipe for Curry Puffs. Australian / New Zealand Food.
Fish Burger
A succulent fish burger -- the white fish is coated in a light batter and then fried to perfection. Served on a toasted hamburger bun with homemade tartar sauce and hand-cut potato chips.
Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie
No time to sit down for breakfast? Try out this quick and easy recipe for a healthy and delicious smoothie.
Vegemite - An Australian Icon
A savory spread that defies description
Quinoa, Tuna and Chickpea Salad
One of my all-time favorite salads and so easy to make -- quinoa, tuna and chickpea salad tossed with baby spinach, celery, fresh mint and cilantro, spring onions and baby tomatoes.
Top 10 Lamb Recipes
Top 10 Australian & New Zealand Lamb Recipes
Butter Measurements
Butter Measurement Conversions. Australian / New Zealand Food.
How to Cut a Kiwi Step by Step Instructions
Step by Step instructions on how to cut a kiwi fruit
Apple and Passionfruit Crumble
A delicious apple and tropical passionfruit crumble topped with crunchy ANZAC biscuits and vanilla ice-cream. A delicious treat for winter or summer.
Banana yogurt cake
Sweet, moist and delicious, this banana yogurt cake is a family favorite.
Roast Lamb Sandwich
Make a quick and easy meal using delicious meat left over from a roast. In this recipe, the Moroccan roast lamb makes for a delicious sandwich filling.
Dippy Eggs with Vegemite Soldiers
A favorite Australian breakfast -- Dippy Eggs with Vegemite Soldiers
Banana Lassi
Try something a little different with this delicious banana lassi. The combination of ripe bananas, natural yogurt, milk and a little cardamom powder makes for a refreshing and nutritious drink.
Curried Egg and Watercress Sandwiches
Whip up a quick and nutritious curried egg sandwich peppered with fresh watercress and slices of cucumber.
Mini Pavlovas with Pastry Cream and Strawberries
These mini pavlovas are out of this world. Mini meringues are filled with vanilla-infused pastry cream and topped with fresh strawberries.
Portugese Chicken Burger
This mouth-watering Portuguese chicken burger was born in Bondi but has spread throughout Australia and New Zealand. The burger consists of pan-fried chicken breasts topped with a chili sauce, romaine lettuce, several slices of provolone cheese and mayonnaise.
Strawberry Jam
There is something very special about making homemade strawberry jam. It tastes purer and more intense and it's natural. This simple recipe is a great way to fall in love with jam making.
The Tim Tam Slam
The Tim Tam Slam is an Aussie coffee ritual. The Tim Tam Slam is a method of using these cookies as a straw to suck up a hot drink, like coffee and then eating it before it explodes.
Pavlova Recipe Step-by-Step Instructions
Step by Step Instructions on how to prepare a Pavlova
Passionfruit Souffle
The souffle is a delicate baked dish made from eggs yolks and whipped egg whites. It can be served as a savory dish or in this case, as a dessert. This passionsfruit souffle is infused with vanilla beans and fresh passionfruit.
Vietnamese Prawn Rice Paper Rolls
Vietnamese prawn rice paper rolls are a delicious and healthy fast food. Filled with succulent prawns, fresh herbs, cucumber and lettuce, the rolls are easy to make and even easier to eat.
Crumbed Lamb Cutlets
Crumbed lamb cutlets are a favorite amongst Kiwis and Aussies. Some recipes are quite inventive but this simple recipe is a popular one and a great place to start.
Salt and Pepper Prawns
No need to head out to your local Chinese restaurant anymore, finally you can make your very own salt and pepper prawns. Juicy prawns are coated in a light batter, fried and then tossed in a tasty five spice mix.
Beer Battered Fish and Chips
White fish filets are coated with a light beer batter and fried to perfection. The fish is served with fries and Thai sweet chili sauce for dipping.
Louise Cake Slice
The Louise cake is an old fashioned treat in New Zealand that consists of a biscuit or thin cake base topped with raspberry jam and coconut meringue. The cake is baked in the oven and then served with fresh raspberries on top.
Yogurt Pannacota with Passionfruit Syrup
A gorgeous dessert -- yogurt panna cotta is infused with honey and vanilla and served with a tropical passion fruit syrup.
Banana and Passionfruit Pavlova
This light as a feather Pavlova is adorned with freshly whipped cream, bananas and passionfruit. A stunning tropical dessert that's both impressive and delicious.
Iconic Australian & New Zealand Foods
Iconic Australian Foods - Iconic New Zealand Foods
Creme Caramel
Creme caramel custards - also known as flan - are surprisingly easy to prepare and make elegant dinner party desserts.
Asian Vegetable Stir-fry
For a quick and easy meal try out this delicious Asian vegetable stir-fry. This recipe is packed full of nutritious greens such as asparagus, broccolini, zucchini and snow peas. It also includes the delicious shitake mushroom which provides high levels of iron and protein to the meal.
Moroccan Lamb Stew
Warm yourself with this hearty and aromatic Moroccan lamb stew served with cous cous.
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
In New Zealand, sweet potato is also known as "Kumara". In this recipe it is roasted and served with
Lamb Biryani
Biryani is a rice-based dish commonly eaten in India and the Middle East. This recipe uses ground lamb seasoned with fragrant spices and fresh herbs and then cooked in a light tomato sauce with green beans.
Dark Chocolate Mousse with Baileys Irish Cream...
Wow taste buds with this airy, rich and decadent dark chocolate mousse with hints of Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur.
Chocolate Banana Milkshake
The chocolate banana milkshake -- perfect for a quick, delicious and filling breakfast.
Cottage Pie
The cottage pie is a hearty and simple dish to prepare and is inspired by cooking from the British Isles. View this Australian version of the recipe.
Passionfruit Pound Cake
Treat yourself to a buttery passionfruit pound cake made with low-fat ricotta cheese. The rich cake has a beautiful golden crust and is topped with passionfruit cream cheese icing.
Top 10 Winter Desserts
List of top 10 winter desserts
Grilled Bananas with Passionfruit and Yogurt
Whip up a quick and mouthwatering dessert of grilled bananas topped with vanilla yogurt and tropical passionfruit.
Top 10 Chicken Recipes
Browse through this mouthwatering collection of Top 10 chicken recipes. We've got everything from Thai chicken sausage rolls to a good, old fashioned roast chicken.
Orange, Banana, Strawberry & Yogurt Smoothie
My take on Bill Granger's famous sunrise drink -- an orange, banana, strawberry and yogurt smoothie. Delicious indeed.
Brussels Sprouts Roasted with Bacon and Shallots
A simple, flavor-packed recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and caramelized shallots.
Scrambled Egg Croissants
Spoil yourself with a deliciously easy recipe for scrambled egg Croissants. The fluffy eggs are a perfect match for the buttery, light-as-a-feather pastries.
Tuna Pasta with Basil & Garlic Oil
The only cooking required in this tuna pasta recipe is boiling the spaghetti! The pasta is topped with a freshly made basil and garlic oil and canned tuna making for a fabulous and fast weeknight dinner.
Easy Pea and Ham Soup
An Easy and Tasty Recipe for Pea and Ham Soup
Chocolate Melting Moment Cookies
Melt-in-your-mouth chocolate melting moment cookies filled with creamy vanilla icing.
Making Mayonnaise
Make your own mayonnaise with these simple step-by-step instructions. Page 4.
Coconut Macaroons
Try out this simple recipe for mouthwatering coconut macaroons. The golden coconut stacks are crispy on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside.
Tuna and Chickpea Patties
These tuna and chickpea patties make a delicious and nutritious appetizer or meal.
Hokey Pokey Ice-cream
Hokey Pokey is New Zealand's most popular ice-cream flavor and rightly so. Just imagine your favorite vanilla ice-cream peppered with crunchy bites of honeycomb.
Smoked trout dip
Smoked trout dip makes a simple and delicious appetizer. The sweet, smoky fish is mixed with creme fraiche, dill and lemon juice and served on crispy baguette rounds.
Pork and Prawn Dumplings
Delight your taste buds with homemade pork and prawn dumplings served with a soy and vinegar dipping sauce. Just the perfect recipe to bring in the Chinese New Year!
Victoria Bitter (VB) - Australia's Most Popular...
An article on Australia's most popular beer -- Victoria Bitter.
Steamed Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce
Tender asparagus spears served with a creamy and lemony Hollandaise dressing.
Apple and Cinnamon Damper
Damper is a traditional Australian bread made without yeast and consisting usually of just flour, water, salt and a little sugar. This particular recipe spices up damper with the combination of grated apple, fragrant cinnamon and brown sugar. The hot damper is then spread with a little butter and topped with rich, dark maple syrup. Can you resist?
Grilled Chicken Salad
This simple recipe for chicken salad is great for lunch or dinner. It's easy to prepare and the only cooking required is the grilling of the chicken. The salad consists of crispy romaine lettuce, tomatoes, Spanish onion and feta, all topped with a delicious olive oil and white wine vinegar dressing.
Slow Cooked Beef Casserole
Recipe for an easy Slow Cooked Beef Casserole
Shaved zucchini salad
Make the most of summer squash with this no-cook, refreshing shaved zucchini salad tossed in a tangy lemon juice dressing and topped freshly shaved Parmesan.
Yorkshire Puddings
A staple with roast beef dinners, Yorkshire puddings are simple to make and wonderful for mopping up gravy.
Curried Carrot and Turnip Soup
A rich and creamy curried carrot and turnip soup which is wonderfully satisfying as an appetizer or a main course. Despite its richness, there's actually no milk or cream in this soup -- just a little sour cream stirred through before serving.
Maori Boil-Up
The Maori Boil-up is a delicious soup normally made with a pork stock base. In this recipe the soup is cooked with tender pork filets, spinach, watercress and fluffy pumpkin dumplings.
Curried Potato Sausage Rolls
Perfect for vegetarians or veggie-lovers, these delicious sausage rolls are filled with curried mashed potato, peas and carrots.
Macadamia Nut Dukkah
Macadamia nut dukkah is a dry blend of macadamias, pine nuts, sesame seeds, cilantro seeds and cumin. The fragrant seasoning is delicious with crusty bread and olive oil or sprinkled on salads or roasted vegetables.
Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad
Perfect in summer or winter, the roasted vegetable pasta salad is easy to make and a nutritious and delicious comfort food.
BBQ Lamb Kabobs
These tasty lamb kabobs make for a quick and healthy meal. Marinated in cinnamon, paprika, lemon juice and garlic, the kabobs are served on a bed of pilaf rice.
Garlic Roast Chicken
Try out this easy recipe for a succulent garlic roast chicken. The chicken is roasted in a delicious sauce of white wine, rosemary and 20 garlic cloves. The flavors in this dish are amazing and include hints of lemon and bay leaves.
A Guide to Australian Honey
A Guide to Australian Honey: Part One
Strawberry and Mint Mojito
The strawberry and mint mojito is like an instant party on your taste buds.
Roasted Beet & Mango Salad
Try out this colorful and delicious beetroot salad. The earthy sweetness of the roasted beets is complimented by the tart sweetness of the tropical mango.
Baked Eggs with Spinach & Feta
Start the day with simple yet sophisticated breakfast of eggs baked with spinach, feta and spring onions.
Potato and Vegetable Pie
The perfect recipe for a nutritious and delicious vegetarian meal, this potato and vegetable pie is so easy to prepare and makes for great leftovers the next day.
How to Cut a Mango
Step by Step instructions on how to cut a mango
Salt and Pepper Calamari
Considered by some to be Australia's national food, salt and pepper calamari is a favorite appetizer and for good reason. Tender calamari is coated in a light batter, fried and then tossed in a tasty five spice mix along with garlic and spring onions.
Caramelised Roasted Carrots
Caramelised Roasted Carrots. Australian / New Zealand Food.
Mango and Passionfruit Lassi
The traditional Indian Mango lassi is given an Aussie twist with the addition of passionfruit.
Hamburger with the Lot
This Australian hamburger usually consists of a juicy beef patty in a bun with cheese, sliced tomato, canned beetroot, onions, lettuce, bacon and an egg.
Strawberry Banana Soy Smoothie
If you're after something delicious and nutritious for breakfast or in need of a mid-afternoon snack, this creamy strawberry banana soy smoothie will fill you up and keep you healthy!
Scones with Jam and Cream
Scones are little round cakes that go by the name of 'biscuits' in North America. This recipe is so simple to make that I often prepare the scones fresh when I have friends over. The recipe calls for the use of buttermilk which results in an incredibly light and fluffy scone.
Caramelized Macadamia Nuts
Caramelized macadamia nuts -- one of the easiest things to make and delicious on their own or sprinkled on salads.
Lemon sugar crepes
Lemon sugar crepes. Australian / New Zealand Food.
The Insider's Guide to Yum Cha
Guide to Eating Yum Cha (dim sum)
Kiwi & Lime Jam
This homemade jam is a delicious accompaniment to hot buttered toast in the morning.
An Introduction to Australian and New Zealand...
Australian and New Zealand food is diverse and innovative. Both countries incorporate native produce and produce introduced by the many cultures living in them today.
Moroccan Lamb Sausage Rolls
Here, the simple sausage roll has been transformed into a moreish party snack with the inclusion of a
Easter chocolate cupcakes
Treat yourself to these gorgeous dark chocolate cupcakes topped with chocolate icing and an mini Easter egg.
Aussie Breakfast Fry-up
A typical Aussie breakfast consisting of bacon, eggs, toasted and baked beans.
Strawberry Salad
A strawberry salad? Why Not! In this recipe mixed greens are given a twist with the addition of succulent strawberries, slivers of green apple and toasted pinenuts.
Coconut and Raspberry Bread
Try out this easy recipe for homemade coconut and raspberry bread. Delicious on its own or great toasted with a little butter and jam.
Raspberry Friands
The Friand is an almond meal cake originally from France. It is usually flavored with fresh raspberries or citrus fruits. This particular recipe uses fresh raspberries for a lovely tart finish.
Lemon Ricotta Cupcakes
Treat yourself to some gorgeous lemon ricotta cupcakes topped with luscious lemon glaze icing.
Honey nut toasted muesli
Start the day with a mix of lightly toasted honey nut muesli. Just top with a dollop of natural yogurt, low-fat milk and your favorite berries for a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
Chicken and Vegetable Pot Pie
For a no-fuss comfort food recipe, try out this delicious pot pie using tender chicken thighs, carrots, potato, fresh corn and leeks.
Almond Crescent Cookies
It will be impossible to stop at just one of these absolutely gorgeous almond crescent cookies. Infused with vanilla and lightly dusted with icing sugar, these beautiful cookies are crunchy on the outside and soft, buttery and crumbly.
Individual Potato Pies
The individual pies are filled with delicious ground beef with gravy and topped with creamy mashed potato.
Vanilla Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Easy to make and a guaranteed hit with kids and adults, these vanilla cupcakes are topped with a cream cheese frosting and your favorite chocolate bar -- in my case, a Cadbury Flake and a Nestle Peppermint Crisp.
Piri Piri Shrimp
Spicy Piri Piri shrimp make a delicious appetizer and are very easy to make. Piri Piri is a Portuguese chili sauce consisting of dried habanero chilis, paprika, lemon juice, garlic, ginger and a little sugar. It's a great marinade for both seafood and chicken.
An Introduction to New Zealand Food
An Introduction to New Zealand Food. Page 2.
Bacon and Egg Pie
Find out how to make a delicious and simple bacon and egg pie. Great hot or cold, the pie can be eaten at any time of the day.
Passionfruit Shortbread Cookies
Perfect for afternoon tea, birthday parties or as a present, these basic shortbread cookies are topped with a deliciously easy passionfruit icing.
Irish Lamb Stew
Warm yourself with a traditional Irish lamb stew. Lamb necks are slow-cooked with potatoes, carrots, thyme and tomatoes to make a rich, hearty stew that tastes even better the next day.
Homemade Toasted Coconut Marshmallows
Homemade Marshmallows are a world apart from the commercial kind. The little clouds of sweetness are wonderful on their own, rolled in toasted coconut or dipped in chocolate.
Thai Chicken Sausage Rolls
Try out a sausage roll with a Thai twist by adding garlic, chili and some fragrant cilantro.
Blueberry & Buttermilk Pikelets
Start the day with some fluffy blueberry buttermilk pikelets topped with icing sugar and butter. What a treat! A favorite in Australia and New Zealand, pikelets are really mini pancakes.
Breakfast Fruit Cup
The breakfast fruit cup -- a simple snack consisting of banana, strawberries, and slivers of green apple topped with natural yogurt and honey.
Tropical Fruit Salad
Start off the morning with something healthy and easy to prepare -- a tropical fruit salad with a side of passionfruit and honeyed yogurt.
Chickpea, Spinach & Avocado Salad
Chickpea, Spinach & Avocado Salad
Vanilla Poached Plums
Delicious served with vanilla ice-cream, custard, cream or even porridge, vanilla poached plums are easy to prepare and taste absolutely gorgeous.
Beef Stew with Red Wine & Vegetables
Warm yourself on a cold night with a bowl of beef and vegetable stew. Tender chunks of beef are gently cooked in a red wine sauce with potatoes, carrots and shitake mushrooms. This beef stew is bound to become a family favorite.
Shrimp Pesto Penne with Roasted Vegetables
Delicious for lunch or dinner, Penne pasta is served with juicy shrimp and roasted vegetables with a pesto sauce.
Asian Beef Noodle Stir-fry
Satisfy your hunger with this easy beef noodle stir-fry recipe. Thinly sliced rump steak is marinated in soy sauce, mirin and sesame oil and then stir-fried with udon noodles and bok choy. Delicious.
Barbecued Lemon Pepper Salmon Filet
The succulent salmon is coated with a lemon pepper seasoning and then lightly barbecued. It's served with crushed new potatoes drizzled with a garlic lemon dressing.
Roasted Vegetable Risoni
Roasted vegetable risoni is a great alternative to risotto and it takes just a fraction of the time to prepare!
Individual Smoked Salmon Quiches
Perfect for breakfast, a picnic or a light snack, these individual smoked salmon quiches are simple to prepare and delicious to eat.
Rhubarb and Strawberry Compote
This versatile rhubarb and strawberry compote is poached with a fragrant vanilla bean. It can be served with porridge, ice-cream, custard, cake or yogurt.
Mediterranean Barbecued Shrimp
A recipe for barbecued shrimp with a garlic herb dressing.
Sweet Potato Pie
Kumara pie is a Kiwi take on an American favorite, the sweet potato pie. Infused with warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, the pie is delicious served with a dollop of freshly whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream.
Fried Whitebait with Corinader and Garlic Aioli
In this recipe Australian whitebait (small, young fish) are deep fried and served with a cilantro and garlic aioli. Fried whitebait make for an excellent seafood appetizer to be washed down with a cold glass of beer.
Banana & Cinnamon Porridge
Porridge is a old-fashioned breakfast dish of Scottish origin which still remains popular today. It is usually made of oats cooked in milk or water, or both. This recipe consists of porridge made with a little cinnamon and topped with banana, raisins and honey. It makes for very a nutritious and delicious breakfast meal.
Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry
This chicken and kumara curry is light, delicious and best of all, very easy to prepare. Tender chicken thighs are poached in a mixture of coconut milk infused with tumeric, curry powder and fragrant lemongrass and cilantro.

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