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The Royal Mail Hotel is changing
28.03.2017

Executive chef Robin Wickens has a stronger influence at the Royal Mail Hotel's upcoming restaurant, slated to open later this year.

Adventuring along America's north-west rivers
28.03.2017

The rivers of America's north-west running through Washington state and Oregon form the arteries of epic landscapes and bold discovery routes. Emma Sloley follows in the wake of Lewis and Clark.

The World's Best sommeliers are coming to Australia
28.03.2017

For the first time, the world's top international sommeliers will take part in the World's 50 Best Awards too.

Seven Italian dishes that shaped fine dining in the 2000s
28.03.2017

Italian food in the restaurants of Australia blossomed into maturity in the new millennium, as the work of these trailblazers shows – dazzling and diverse, a successful balance between adaptation and tradition.

Steam ovens: a guide
27.03.2017

Billed as the faster, cleaner way to cook, are these on-trend ovens all they’re cracked up to be? We take a close look at their rising popularity, USP versus the traditional convection cooker and how each type rates in terms of form, function, and above all, flavour in this buyer’s guide.

Our chocolate issue is out now
27.03.2017

Our April issue is out now. In his editor's letter, Pat Nourse walks you through what to expect.

Roast pork with Nelly Robinson
27.03.2017

Nelly Robinson of Sydney's nel. restaurant talks us through his favourite roasting joints, tips for crisp roast potatoes and why, when it comes to pork, slow and steady always wins the race.

Water carafes
24.03.2017

More than mere vessels, these pieces bring a cool breeze of style from the fridge to the table.

Flour and Stone Recipes

Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

1980s recipes

Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

All Star Yum Cha

What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

Melbournes finest meet Worlds Best

Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.

Savoury tarts

Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.

How to cure a hangover, sommelier-style

Your eyes are barely open but your mind is already wandering to places of angst, regret and deep-fried food. Yep, you're hungover. But don't despair, or at least try to contain that despair - with your salvation in mind, we've gone to the true booze professionals, the crack-troops of crapulousness, for the answers. Here, then, gentle reader, is what leading Australian sommeliers look to when the chips are down the morning after the night before.

Gabrielle Webster, Love, Tilly Devine, Sydney
It's the three Bs: bacon, Bloody Mary and a beer.

Jacqueline Turner, Bellota, Melbourne
I do a little pho down in Victoria Street. That'll give it away now - my parents will know that I'm hungover all the time.

Sharon Romeo, Fino, Willunga
A Bloody Mary and a short black.

Chris Morrison, Guillaume, Sydney
If I have to show my face with a hangover, then I go for a couple of super-spicy Bloody Marys or a Bloody Caesar. If I can stay at home, then all I ask for is a large packet of chicken-flavoured Twisties, a strawberry milk and a very dark room.

Penny Grant, Blackbird, Brisbane
Yum cha with a good amount of soy sauce, and a beer.

Jake Smyth, Mary's, Sydney
Chocolate milk and a cold shower.

Banjo Harris Plane, Attica, Melbourne
I'm sitting in Heathrow Terminal Two with the mother of all hangovers after approximately eight days of solid drinking in Brussels, Paris and London. On this trip, I've found a quick bottle of something fresh and delicious at around 11.30am is the best way to dispel a hangover. Back in reality, a long shower followed by three macchiatos, a fresh orange juice and a toasted sandwich of prosciutto, Fontina, Roma tomato and cornichons generally does the trick.

Josh Donnelly, Aubergine, Canberra
Some very cold beer.

Joshua Picken, Orana, Adelaide
A Bloody Mary always works, or a greasy burger with a large Coke and a cup of ice.

Dan Sharp, Sixpenny, Sydney
Champagne.

Jay Bessell, Carlton Wine Room, Melbourne
Grappa and a short black.

Berri Eggert, Pinbone, Sydney
If I have to work it's usually a Bloody Mary and a Berocca. If I'm at home and have time to recover, I usually ease myself back to life with Smith's chips and Sprite.

Mark Protheroe, Grossi Florentino, Melbourne
It would have to be an Aperol Spritz. It's a fantastic morning-after drink - it's long enough to rehydrate but still has a bit of kick to it.

James Hird, Vincent, Sydney
The day before, buy bacon, white bread, Aspro Clear and a litre bottle of Hydralyte from a chemist. You just have to be sober enough to execute the protocols in order. When you arrive home, take two Aspro Clear in at least 300ml of water, drink 250ml (1/4 bottle) of Hydralyte, sleep. When you wake, drink the remaining Hydralyte. When head permits, crawl out of bed and make a bacon sandwich on white bread. Next step: enjoy your day. PS: drink natural wine and you won't get a hangover.

Franck Moreau, Merivale Group, Sydney
Drink good wine.

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