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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.

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.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

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

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.

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.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

"The delice from Source Dining is a winner. May I have the recipe?" Rebecca Ward, Fitzroy, Vic REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

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."

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.

Paddock to Plate launch

Aria chef turned TV personality Matt Moran launched his latest project Paddock to Plate in Sydney on Monday 21 October. The TV series, which will air on Foxtel's LifeStyle channel, follows Moran to some of the nation's most pristine food-producing regions (the Yarra Valley, Daylesford, New England and Central West NSW among them) to discover and cook with the best ingredients they have to offer.

"I can't really begin to tell you how happy I was making this show," says Moran. "To me it was a bit of a life dream, I suppose. There were a lot of bucket-list ticks as I went along the way - from diving in the Bass Strait for abalone to pulling a black truffle the size of my fist out of the ground and making Holy Goat cheese."

Chiswick was the backdrop for the launch party, which was attended by a suitably food-savvy crowd, among them Anthony Puharich of Vic's Meats, Cloudy Bay Fish Co's John Susman and, of course, the many farmers and producers who were involved in the show.

The food Moran family lamb cutlets with mint salsa, citrus-cured salmon, Yarra Valley snails with morel butter, Bellata Gold durum wheat blinis with cured salmon and Yarra Valley caviar and pickled slivers of Foothill Organics carrot paired with Holy Goat La Luna cheese.

The drink Ruby Rose - a cooling combination of vodka, pink grapefruit, rose syrup, pear liqueur and Vietnamese mint, and a 2012 La Tordera Alné Prosecco Millesimato Treviso.

We loved The snacks (those lamb cutlets, especially) and the sneak preview of the program, which airs at 8.30pm, Wednesday 6 November on LifeStyle.

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