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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.

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.

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."

Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

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.

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.

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.

Mascarpone

The Society Inc, Sydney

Sibella Court

Sibella Court

Sydney's favourite bowerbird unveils her new store.

After years of writing and styling for numerous magazines, interiors expert Sibella Court has gone on to publish her own books, overseen scores of high-profile collaborations and is even hosting her own television show. Being busy suits her.

Court's shop, The Society Inc, has by no means fallen by the wayside. It has simply swapped its modest Paddington shopfront for a 280-square-metre warehouse in St Peters, which celebrates all the people who make her "look really good", and showcases the many souvenirs she has collected on her travels.

It's split into two parts: "Sixty-five per cent is public," says Court, "and the other part houses our design studio, sample rooms and half of my library."

The Paddington terrace, meanwhile, has been converted into a one-bedroom hotel, with the other half of Court's library and plenty of Society Inc charm. Though the warehouse officially opened in December, Court says the space is only just starting to show its true magic now. "The old shop was very small, so we had to do small things, but now we're going bigger," she says.

The Society Inc, Warehouse 3.02, 75 Mary St, St Peters, NSW, (02) 9331 1592; The Society Inc Terrace Hotel, 18 Stewart St, Paddington, NSW

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