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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.

Fast autumn dinners

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

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

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.

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.

New cruises 2017

Cue the Champagne.

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.

All Star Yum Cha

What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

Mortars and pestles

Extract the most from your spices with mortars and pestles; they also make short work of pastes, pesto and more.

1 Tom Dixon stone spice grinder, $170, from De De Ce.

2 Jana marble mortar and pestle, $79.95, from Country Road.

3 Le Creuset stoneware mortar and pestle in Dune, $46.

4 Wooden mortar and pestle, $29.90, from Citta Design.

5 Stelton "Rig Tig Crush-It" stoneware mortar and pestle, $49.95, from Design Mode International.

6 Avanti rough granite mortar and pestle, $79.95, from Sheldon and Hammond.

7 Marble mortar and wooden pestle, $120, from Williams-Sonoma.

8 Normann Copenhagen NM "Craft" oak mortar and marble pestle, $150, from Top3 By Design.

9 Maxwell & Williams White Basics mortar and pestle, $8.95.

10 Tom Dixon stone mortar and brass pestle, $315, from De De Ce.

11 Bridget Bodenham mortar and pestle, $200, from Mr Kitly.

12 Avanti Asian granite mortar and pestle, $49.95, from Sheldon and Hammond.

13 Mason Cash earthenware mortar and pestle, $49.95, from Lindt Trading, (03) 9588 1473.


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