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Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

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Koh Loy Sriracha Sauce, David Thompson's favourite hot sauce

When the master of Thai food pinpoints anything as his favourite, we sit up and listen.

Paul Carmichael's great cake

"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

Gifts under $100 at our pop-up Christmas Boutique

Whether it's a hand-thrown pasta bowl, a bottle of vodka made from sheep's whey or a completely stylish denim apron, our pop-up Christmas Boutique in collaboration with gift shop Sorry Thanks I Love You has got you covered in the $100 and under budget this Christmas.

Vegetarian canape recipes

If you're skipping meat at your next party, try these fast and fresh vegetarian canape recipes.

Bar Rochford opens in Canberra

Autumn share plates at Bar Rochford

Autumn share plates at Bar Rochford

Canberra gains a new bar, with top-notch bar snacks and a touch of jazz.

For a city obsessed with the need for a narrative background for its venues, Bar Rochford is refreshingly absent of one. Instead, it offers intimate and informed service from a young crew passionate about Canberra's transformation.

Ian Poy, a chef with experience at such notable Sydney restaurants as Sixpenny and Nomad, as well as Braddon favourite Eightysix, produces snacks and small plates that are a cut above other bar-food offerings in the capital. It's just small steps for now - four or five share-sized plates with a focus on high-quality produce that's locally and sustainably farmed.

Lamb tartare with onions and buckwheat is silky, deftly seasoned and spiced, and served with thin grilled slices of Three Mills sourdough. Earthy fig oil and a suggestion of sweetness from Pedro Ximénez vinegar lifts fresh burrata, while seared wagyu flank arrives with a perfectly piquant anchovy hollandaise. There's continuity as well as change in the drink options, including exciting developments from local producers such as Sassafras and Nick O'Leary, alongside Eric Texier's biodynamic and organic Chat Fou from the Rhône.

The well-worn 1920s Melbourne building is an apt location for a bar that's probably more at home in Fitzroy. Seventies-era lampshades and Deco pendants radiate a sepia-tinged glow across the space punctuated by a central bar lined with battleship-green stools. Booths occupy one wall and there's a communal bench at the large arched feature window. It's the perfect spot to take in a cocktail and some of owner Nick Smith's extensive collection of soul, jazz and blues vinyl. The bar has been raised.

Bar Rochford, 65 London Cct, ACT, (02) 6230 6222

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