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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

"The delice from Source Dining is a winner. May I have the recipe?" Rebecca Ward, Fitzroy, Vic 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.

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."

Taming the Wilderness

Heading to Canada’s far-flung places means a whole lot of adventure with life’s luxuries on the side.

Garlic recipes

This pungent yet essential little bulb sets the foundation for countless dishes across the globe. Slowly roast it alongside spatchcock or whole snapper, or grind it down to thick paste for a rich alioli. When it comes to garlic, the possibilities truly are endless.

Meet your maker: florist Sophia Kaplan

Tree peonies, dahlias and dogwood blossoms are on the menu for the festive table.

In 2013 Sophia Kaplan quit her coordinator job at a creative agency and moved to Paris to take up floristry. The opportunity to hang out with plants and flowers every day was just the kind of time out she needed, it turned out. These days when she's not on holiday picking wildflowers in the French Alps, she's wrangling branches of dogwood and crab-apple with dusty dahlias or clematis from her kitchen table in Sydney's Surry Hills.

What's the Sophia Kaplan signature?
I love using living plants rather than cut flowers and try to encourage clients to make this a part of their brief - it's a more natural style and lets the flowers be more themselves. And I use lots of strange-shaped foliage.

What is the most fulfilling part of your work?
To bring a sense of nature into your day in a way that focuses your attention on it is exciting, therapeutic and beautiful. That and constant change: there's no chance for any flower to become dull because they're never around for long enough.

Do you have any favourite blooms to work with over summer?
Beautifully scented garden roses, tree peonies and delicate flannel flowers. Dahlias will be peaking in December and will suit any occasion, too, and the dogwood blossoms will be turning into baby fruit, which is perfect for Christmas lunch or dinner parties.

Sophia Kaplan Plants & Flowers, 0449 877 277

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