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Recipes by Christine Manfield
21.02.2017

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.

Cirrus, Sydney review
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Cirrus moves the Bentley team down to the water and into more lighthearted territory without sacrificing polish, writes Pat Nourse.

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A vegetable patch without rocket lacks a great staple, according to Mat Pember. The perennial performer is a leaf for all seasons.

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Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.

Toby Wilson, Sean McManus and Jon Kennedy to open Bad Hombres
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Local Knowledge: Moscow
16.02.2017

Director of Shakespeare theatre company Cheek by Jowl Declan Donnellan walks us through the essential sights and his favourite cafes and restaurants of his hometown.

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Bellota chef Danielle Rensonnet talks us through the current menu at the restaurant and her favourite summer ingredients.

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Returning for another year, Melbourne’s Tomato Festival is ripe with cooking demonstrations, talks, and produce stalls dedicated to plump produce.

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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.

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Baguette recipes

These baguette recipes are picture-perfect and picnic ready, bursting with fillings like slow-cooked beef tongue, poached egg and grilled asparagus and classic leg ham and cheese.

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Fast summer dinners

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Long Chim, Melbourne review

David Thompson brings the heat to Melbourne with his newest incarnation of Long Chim. Michael Harden drops by for dinner.

Curtis Stone's strawberry and almond cheesecake

"I've made all kinds of fancy cheesecakes in my time, but nothing really beats the classic combination of strawberries and almonds with a boost from vanilla bean," says Stone. "I could just pile macerated strawberries on top, but why not give your tastebuds a proper party by folding grilled strawberries into the cheesecake batter too? Cheesecakes are elegant and my go-to for celebrations because they taste best when whipped up a day in advance."

Country Road café and concept store, Sorrento

Country Road Sorrento

Country Road Sorrento

Is 40 the new 30? If fashion and homewares powerhouse Country Road is anything to go by, the answer is yes. The company celebrates its 41st anniversary this year, and the opening of its shiny new concept store and café in the seaside town of Sorrento suggests that slowing down isn't part of the plan.

Country Road managing director Sophie Holt says the move is "a natural progression for the brand" as it puts further emphasis on the lifestyle side of the business and opens more outlets in what she calls resort locations.

The Sorrento store, which features the company's full men's, women's, children's and home collections, is housed in the town's old post office - a rustic red-brick building built back in 1905.

The adjoining café, Post 3943, is operated by local organic specialists The Sisters, and offers a bright menu spanning the likes of corn fritters with avocado and feta for breakfast, lunch basics such as daily changing salads, baguettes, soups and savoury tarts, plus cakes and coffee. There's an emphasis on locally sourced produce, some of which is even hand-picked from the gardens surrounding the store.

"Combining the café with retail in the one space is a new and very exciting concept for Country Road," says Holt. And it's something the company hopes to expand on in the future.

"[It] provides our customers with that true lifestyle experience of being able to both shop and relax with friends over a coffee," she says. "Judging from our opening weekend, it's something they're really enjoying."

Country Road Sorrento, 10-16 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento, Vic, (03) 5984 0674

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