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Top 35 recipes of 2016

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.

Decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Christmas

13 of our most decadent chocolate recipes to indulge guests with this Christmas.

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.

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?

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.

What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

We don't do things by halves in the Gourmet office. These are the recipes we'll be cooking on the big day.

Summer feta recipes

Whether in a fresh salad or seasonal seafood dish, feta's creamy tang can be used to add interest to a variety of summer dishes.

Christmas ham recipes

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

Saksia Havekes's tips for party flower arrangements

Saskia Havekes's flower addiction bloomed at an early age. "Flowers have always been an important part of my life," she says. "My mother often drew our attention to them, pointing out different blooms wherever we happened to be."

And her flora fascination has flourished into a career. Her Sydney business, Grandiflora, now in its 20th year, creates some of the most impressive arrangements in the country. It's the florist of choice for weddings for the bold-face name set, for glossy editorial shoots and for major events, not to mention one of the chicest places in town to pick up a "thank you", "I love you" or "congratulations" bouquet.

Her new book, Flower Addict, offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of Grandiflora's most extravagant installations, as captured by photographer Nicholas Watt.

Flowers, Havekes says, bring personality to any event - be it a big-budget corporate blow-out or an intimate gathering at home. "They're crucial," she says. "Even if you just have leaves or some moss or something that brings nature into the event, it creates such an ambience. It doesn't always have to be the biggest most extravagant, expensive treatment; it can be just something really honest and simple. It shows character."

Havekes has one piece of advice for organising flowers at home: keep it simple.

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