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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 moves the Bentley team down to the water and into more lighthearted territory without sacrificing polish, writes Pat Nourse.
A vegetable patch without rocket lacks a great staple, according to Mat Pember. The perennial performer is a leaf for all seasons.
Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.
Expect Mexican-Asian flavours and an all-natural wine list from two of Sydney’s edgier operators.
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.
Bellota chef Danielle Rensonnet talks us through the current menu at the restaurant and her favourite summer ingredients.
Returning for another year, Melbourne’s Tomato Festival is ripe with cooking demonstrations, talks, and produce stalls dedicated to plump produce.
Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.
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.
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.
The Melbourne suburb lost some of its lustre in recent years, but is now bouncing back.
From an effortless tomato and ricotta herbed tart to Sri Lankan fish curries and chewy pork-and-pineapple skewers, these no-fuss recipes lend to relaxing on a humid summer's night.
David Thompson brings the heat to Melbourne with his newest incarnation of Long Chim. Michael Harden drops by for dinner.
"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."
Subtle prints, organic forms and colour are all part of the
Chela Edmunds began her career in textile design, working for labels such as Donna Karan and Vera Wang in New York. Now back in Australia and living by the beach in Victoria's Torquay, Edmunds has spent the last three years channelling her training in print design and her love of colour into Takeawei - a summery line of high-fired mugs, cups and platters awash with sunset tones and patterns.
How has your training in textile design influenced the Takeawei aesthetic?
Unlike with textiles I don't have to think about how wearable a pattern is so this offers some freedom in design. I'm inspired by textile techniques like tie-dye and batik. I try to leave something white and end up covering everything in colour. I can't help it.
Is the glazing process an important part of your work?
I use a combination of slips and glazes to give different effects of rough and smooth. It reminds me of a textiles term for a woven fabric, seersucker, which means "milk and sugar". One without the other wouldn't have the same feel.
What can we expect next for Takeawei?
In June I opened Guild of Objects with fellow potters Brooke Thorn and Tao Oudomvilay. It's a retail, exhibition and workshop space for Australian designers and makers. I'm looking forward to expanding our workshops in clay so that others can learn about the process.
Takeawei ceramics, from $45, guildofobjects.com
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