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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

Cue the Champagne.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Meet Your Maker: Carpenter's Daughter

Camille Moir-Smith of Carpenter's Daughter

Camille Moir-Smith of Carpenter's Daughter

Making a mess has never looked so good.

After studying commercial cookery and visual communication, Camille Moir-Smith started her own design consultancy, Yolk Studio, specialising in hospitality. "Alongside the graphic and interior elements, we designed uniforms to tie our work together visually," she says. That was the beginning of Carpenter's Daughter, Moir-Smith's range of minimalist cross-back aprons for florists, ceramicists, baristas and cooks (chefs from Shannon Bennett's Lui Bar and Circa restaurant are fans). The sturdy aprons, which feature double-riveted straps, are made by hand in her Northcote studio using materials that only get better with age, such as Italian leather and solid Australian brass.

Why did you start Carpenter's Daughter?
I have a strong fascination with the state people get in when they're doing something they're passionate about; I love watching people during those moments of intense focus and drive. It also allowed me to network with people in all sorts of professions I admire.

Tools of the trade.

Why are aprons so important to craftspeople?
I believe a uniform allows lone workers to feel connected to a larger professional tribe. I wanted to nurture this by designing something that allowed people to mentally arrive at work.

What makes a good apron, Camille?
It should feel natural, comfortable and be able to handle the nature of the wearer's work, with the bonus of looking good and ageing well. I love seeing the aprons in artistic studios covered in paint or hardened by clay, and among overgrown greenhouses.

Carpenter's Daughter aprons from $180; carpentersdaughter.co

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