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Grilled apricot salad with jamon and Manchego

Here we've scorched apricots on the grill and served them with torn jamon, shaved Manchego and peppery rocket leaves. Think of it as a twist on the good old melon-prosciutto routine. The mixture would also be great served on charred sourdough.

Chorizo recipes

Where would Spanish cuisine be without the chorizo? This versatile smallgood lends its big flavours to South American stews, soups, and salads, not to mention the ultimate hot dog. Let the sizzling begin.

2017 Australian Hotel Awards: The Finalists

This year's finalists across 11 different categories include established and new hotels, all with particular areas of excellence. Stay tuned to find out which hotels will take the top spots when they're announced at a ceremony at QT Melbourne on Wednesday 24 May, and published in our 2017 Australian Hotel Guide, on sale Thursday 25 May.

A festival of cheese hits Sydney

Kick off winter with a week of cheese tasting.

Jackalope hotel opens on the Mornington Peninsula

Glamour, sophistication and luxury have arrived on the Peninsula, with a crack-team of staff assembled to make it a success.

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2017 Australian Hotel Awards: The Winners

Every year, we produce the Australian Hotel Guide to scout the country for the very best in hotels: from city to country, coast to coast, club sandwich to club sandwich. We check into reviewed hotels anonymously and pay our own way. What we experience at these top Australian addresses is the same as what you, our readers, would experience. No special treatment; no added extras. Just honest, informative reviews of the best hotel experiences around the country. It's time to get packing. Pick up a copy of our 2017 Hotel Guide with our June issue, out now.

Farro recipes

Farro can be used in almost any dish, from a robust salad to accompany hearty beer-glazed beef short ribs to a new take on risotto with mushrooms, leek and parmesan. Here are 14 ways with this versatile grain.

Signature Drink: The Lobo Plantation's Rum & Rye

The Lobo Plantation's Rum & Rye

The Lobo Plantation's Rum & Rye

Need a dose of Latin fire to warm the cockles this winter? The Lobo Plantation, an atmospheric Caribbean basement bar in Sydney named for Cuban sugar baron Julio Lobo, has your prescription ready. "We've combined rum and rye for a layer of complexity, then a touch of rich sugar, bitters and orange zest for balance," says Lobo's manager Mary White. "It has sweet, spice and everything nice." Just what the doctor ordered.

The Lobo Plantation, basement lot 1, 209 Clarence St, Sydney, NSW, thelobo.com.au

Combine 30ml rum, 30ml rye whiskey, 10ml demerara sugar syrup (two parts demerara sugar dissolved in one part hot water), three dashes of Angostura bitters and two dashes of Angostura orange bitters in a tumbler with ice. Stir well, garnish with orange peel and serve.

Try six more winter cocktail recipes from some of our favourite bars here.

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