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Flour and Stone Recipes

Baker extraordinaire Nadine Ingram of Sydney's Flour and Stone cooks up a sweet storm for Easter, including the much loved bakery's greatest hit.

Savoury tarts

Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.

New cruises 2017

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1980s recipes

Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Roti canai

Here, we've made the dough in a food processor, but it's really quick and simple to do by hand as well. If the dough seems a little too wet just add a little more flour.

Melbournes finest meet Worlds Best

Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.

Apple desserts

Whether baked into a bubbling crumble, caramelised in a puff-pastry tart or served in an all-American pie, apples are a classic filling for fruity desserts. Here are the recipes we keep coming back to.

Skate Shank knives

Skater and designer Rowland Perry combines his talents in cutting-edge kitchen tools.

Rowland Perry hasn't been making knives for very long, but as a kid growing up fishing and hunting in rural New Zealand, he always had the need for a blade. A friendly competition with his dad to make a knife in 2013 prompted the now Sydney-based designer to start Skate Shank, a backyard business refashioning old skateboards into bespoke kitchen tools.

Why skateboards, Rowland?
I've been skateboarding since I was eight or nine and I'm 30 now so it's definitely played a huge part in my life. Sanding a skateboard back, you don't necessarily know what's on the other side. Different colours come through - a layer of black laminate, then a natural colour, then a pink or a green - it's a nice surprise.

Has your work as a production supervisor at Dinosaur Designs influenced your approach?
I've been there four years now, nearly five. I started off sanding and finishing pieces ready for the final stage, and now I oversee a lot of the making. It's pushed me towards being more hands-on, and inspired me to create my own work. Making my knives, 95 per cent is done by hand.

Where do you source the blades?
The first thing I do is talk with the client about what their preference is. I always try my best to get a knife blade made from quality steel. Most of mine come from Finland; they have a lot of nice metals.

How many knives does a skateboard make?
About 10 to 15. There are a few areas that you can't use with the concaves and the curves, but any smaller pieces can be used to make cheese knives, as they don't use that much timber.

Skate Shank

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