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2016 was all about slow-roasting, fresh pasta and comfort food. These are the recipes you clicked on most this year, counting back to number one.

Christmas vegetarian recipes

The versatility of vegetarian dishes means they can be served alongside meat and seafood, or enjoyed simply as they are. With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve put together some of our favourite vegetarian recipes to appease both herbivores and carnivores alike.

Decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Christmas

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Best travel destinations in 2017

We're thinking big for travelling in 2017 - and so should you. Will we see you sunrise at Java's 9th-century Borobudur Buddhist temple, across the table at Reykjavik's newest restaurants or swimming side-by-side with humpback whales off Western Australia's coast?

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Summer feta recipes

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Christmas ham recipes

The centrepiece of any Christmas feast, hams can be glazed with many ingredients. Here are our favourite combinations.

Signature drink: Red Hook’s Dr Pepper Depth Charge

Classy? No. Fun? You bet. Fire when ready.

Brisbane bar raisers Bonnie Shearston and Tom Sanceau brought a small slice of Brooklyn deliciousness to a Brisbane city laneway in the spring with the opening of Red Hook. The American-inspired venture is all about casual New York-style street-eats, but with such seasoned drinks wranglers in at the helm (the duo co-owns Public), there's a healthy respect for fun booze, too. While the original Flaming Dr Pepper cocktail combines amaretto, coke and beer in an Old Fashioned or rocks glass, Red Hook's version offers a little more bang for buck. As Bonnie Shearston puts it - if you're looking for a sophisticated cocktail, look away now. If you're looking for a good time, bombs away. Red Hook, 3/88 Creek St, Brisbane, Qld, (07) 3220 0462. FIONA DONNELLY

Pour 35ml of amaretto into a shot glass. Float 10ml of Goslings 151 rum on the top. Light the shot (carefully!). Pour half a can or bottle of Budweiser into a glass and drop the shot into the beer. Shoot the lot. Boom!

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