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Tarta de Santiago

"Gordita makes a splendid version of the Galician almond cake Tarta de Santiago, with its dramatic design. Would you please publish the recipe?" Michael MacDermott, Taringa, Qld REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Pea and ham soup

Event: Bacon Week

A celebration of one of our favourite breakfast foods.

Curry recipes

It's time for you to find a new go-to curry recipe. Here are 20 curries - from a Burmese-style fish version to a Southern Indian lobster number - we think you should try.

Bread and butter pudding

Just what you need on a cold winter's night; a bowl of luscious pudding. Make sure to leave room for seconds.

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

Autumn's most popular recipes 2017

As the weather started to cool down, your stoves were heating up with spicy curries, hearty breakfast dishes and comforting bowls of pasta. You balanced things out nicely with some greens but dessert wasn't entirely forgotten. Counting down from 30, here are your 2017 autumn favourites.

New Indian restaurant breaks new ground in breakfast and lunch

Cafe Southall, a contemporary all-day Indian eatery from the family behind Bombay by Night, opens in St Kilda.

Trend watch: that's amari

For lovers of bitter Italian booze, things in Australia have never looked sweeter. Amari, the bitter drinks that in Italy bracket a meal as aperitivi and (more often) digestivi, have been in Australia as long, perhaps, as Italians have, but in recent years the range and intensity of what's on offer has grown significantly. At Sydney's La Rosa the selection is so substantial that the list has been broken down according to whether the amaro in question is based mostly, for instance, on roots, barks and berries or citrus fruits. "We immigrant kids grew up with bitterness in the diet much more than Australian kids," says La Rosa's Nino Zoccali. "Chinotto was our Coke and radicchio and other chicories comprised our salads, so we're used to it, but I think the collective Australian palate has shifted, because many people have 'trained' themselves to like these drinks." Bartenders are in on the act, too, whether in popularising more bitter drinks, such as the Hanky Panky, a classic embittered by Fernet-Branca, or simply shooting the Fernet themselves after-hours. If Fernet is too much to face, Zoccali counsels starting with the gentler Aperol or Montenegro. For advanced bitter palates, meanwhile, he recommends the herbal centerba family of drinks ("centerba" meaning 100 herbs). Be brave. 

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