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Most popular recipes summer 2017

Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.

Curtis Stone's strawberry, elderflower and brioche summer puddings

"Think of this dessert as a deconstructed version of a summer pudding, with thinly sliced strawberries macerated in elderflower liqueur and layered between slices of brioche," says Stone. "A dollop of whipped cream on top is a cooling counterpoint to the floral flavours."

Australia's best rieslings

We’re spoilt for variety – and value – in Australia when it comes to good riesling. Max Allen picks the top 20 from a fine crop.

Fig recipes

Figs. We can't get enough of them. Here are a few sweet and savoury ways to add them to your summer spread.

Chorizo hotdogs with chimichurri and smoky red relish

A hotdog is all about the condiments. Here, choose between a smoky red capsicum relish or the bright flavours of chimichurri, or go for a bit of both.

Christine Manfield recipes

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

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.

Top Australian chefs to follow on Instagram in 2017

A lot has changed since we first published our pick of the best chefs to follow on Instagram (way back in the dark ages of 2013). Here’s who we’re double-tapping on the photo-sharing app right now.

Fly the tricolore

Whether it's a spread for six or dinner à deux, a touch of the tricolore is set to please. Classic colours and traditional patterns bring a charming (and distinctive) accent to the table this spring. Pass the Beaujolais.

Clockwise from top left.

1 Photophore Collioure 40cm carafe, $42, from The Country Trader. (02) 9698 4661. 

2 Chalk board, $35, from Ici et Là . (02) 8399 1173.

3 Antique napkins, $70 each, from Ici et Là . (02) 8399 1173.

4 Blue gingham jar, $19, from The Country Trader. (02) 9698 4661. 

5 Gien "Empire" 25.5cm plates, $53.95 each, from The Bay Tree. (02) 9328 1101.

6 Bentwood Thonet chair "No 18", $139, from Glicks Furniture

7 Striped tea towel, $29, from Honey Bee Homewares. (02) 9948 9908.

8 Baguette basket, $29, from The Country Trader. (02) 9698 4661.

9 Baroque French cutlery, $225 for 24-piece set, from Honey Bee Homewares. (02) 9948 9908.

10 French tureen with lid, $225, from The Bay Tree. (02) 9328 1101.

11 Bakelite butter dish, $25, from The Country Trader. (02) 9698 4661. 

12 French linen sack (used as table runner), $199, from Honey Bee Homewares. (02) 9948 9908.

13 Ikea "Pokal" tumblers, $3.99 for six, and "Pokal" wine glasses, $1.99 each.

14 Velvet ribbons on timber bobbins, $29 each, from The Country Trader. (02) 9698 4661. 

15 Gien "Filets Bleus" 26cm plate, $36.50, from The Bay Tree. (02) 9328 1101.

16 Cake cover, $395, from The Country Trader. (02) 9698 4661. 

17 Pâté jars, $13 each, from Honey Bee Homewares. (02) 9948 9908.

18 Côté Table "Baroque" plates and bowl, $29 each, from Honey Bee Homewares. (02) 9948 9908.

19 Gien "Filets Bleus" 23.2cm plate, $29.95, from The Bay Tree. (02) 9328 1101.

20 Copper soup bowls with fluted rims, $69.95 each, from The Bay Tree. (02) 9328 1101.

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