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Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Christmas

13 of our most decadent chocolate recipes to indulge guests with this Christmas.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

We don't do things by halves in the Gourmet office. These are the recipes we'll be cooking on the big day.

Sydney's best dishes 2016

For our 50th anniversary issue in 2016, we scoured Australia asking two questions: What dishes are making waves right now? What flavours will take us into the next half-century? Sydney provided 16 answers.

Paul Carmichael's great cake

"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

Mango recipes

Nothing says summer like mangoes. Go beyond the criss-cross cuts - bake a mango-filled meringue loaf with lime mascarpone, start off the day with a sweet coconut quinoa pudding with sticky mango, or toss it through a spicy warm weather Thai salad.

Summer feta recipes

Whether in a fresh salad or seasonal seafood dish, feta's creamy tang can be used to add interest to a variety of summer dishes.

Jaeger-Le Coultre 180th birthday

Time flies when you're having fun. Swiss watch company Jaeger-Le Coultre celebrated its 180th birthday with an anniversary dinner on Sydney Harbour in the sails of the Opera House. Guillaume at Bennelong played host to the event, attended by a suitably fashion-savvy crowd including thoroughbred-sale entrepreneurs Arthur and Charlotte Inglis, tailor Patrick Johnson and his interior designer wife, Tamsin, opera singers Julie Lea Goodwin and Michael Cormick, , Jaeger-Le Coultre South East Asia and Australia managing director Alexis de Laporte, as well as guest of honour, Jaeger-Le Coultre artistic director Janek Deleskiewicz, in town from Switzerland's Vallée de Joux for the event. Brahimi's menu - including a dessert of tarte Tatin assembled at the table and designed to mimic the mechanics of the watches - rose to the occasion. Sydney Dance Company choreographer Michael Boyd's dance routine was inspired by time and motion, but the real stars of the night were the collection of rare Jaeger-Le Coultre timepieces on display.

The food Roulade of smoked salmon with Avruga caviar canapés, cauliflower velouté with caviar and lobster, lamb with green asparagus, broad beans, morels, truffle and lamb jus served with Brahimi's signature Paris mash and the aforementioned tarte Tatin.

The drink 2013 Lethbridge Pinot Gris (a great match with the cauliflower and lobster velouté), 2011 A. Retief Chardonnay, and a 2008 Bloodwood "Maurice" Caberbet Sauvignon poured with the lamb.

We loved Louis Roederer on arrival with Gourmet Traveller's favourite party snack, Guillaume Brahimi's crab sandwiches.

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