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Cruise control: Captain Kent of the Emerald Princess

We caught up with Princess Cruises’ Captain William Kent to talk life on deck, sailing the Red Sea and how to spend 24 hours in Venice.

Midnight in Melbourne style

After-dark glamour calls for monochrome elegance with accents of red and the glimmer of bling. Martinis await.

Recipes by David Thompson

Thai food maestro David Thompson returns to the Sydney restaurant scene with the opening of Long Chim, a standard-bearer for Thailand’s robust street food. Fiery som dtum is just the beginning.

Reader dinner: Quay, Sydney

Join us at Quay for a specially designed dinner by Peter Gilmore to celebrate the launch of the new Gourmet Traveller cookbook.

GT's party hamper

We’ve partnered again with our friends at Snowgoose to bring you the ultimate party hamper. With each item selected by the Gourmet Traveller team, it’s all killer and no filler.

Aerin Lauder’s Morocco

Meet Aerin Lauder; creative director, lifestyle mogul, mother and global traveller. Here she shares her musings on Morocco, the exotic catalyst for her latest collection.

A hotel dedicated to gin is opening in London

A modern-day gin palace, The Distillery, is set to open in the middle of London’s Portobello Market this year.

Dan Hong's salt and pepper calamari with lime aioli

The executive chef shares his salt and pepper squid recipe, including his secret for a crisp, light batter.

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2014

Brace your appetites, Australia. Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is back on February 28 for 17 days of food and drink-fuelled good times. Where past festivals have explored the themes of earth and fire, this year it's all about water with events spanning everything from The World's Longest Lunch on the banks of the Yarra River to workshops, dinners and talks with some of the world's most respected seafood chefs.

This year's highlights? The Langham Melbourne Masterclass featuring the likes of Ángel León from Aponiente in Spain, Christopher Kostow from Californian three-star Meadowood and Rodolfo Guzmán from Chile's Boragó; the Water Masterclass set on the Bellarine Peninsula including workshops in everything from fly fishing to fish smoking with UK chef Nathan Outlaw, Peter Gilmore of Quay and former Loam chef Aaron Turner; and the long list of collaborative and water-inspired dinners (we've got our eye on the Blood is Thicker Than Water event with Matt and Andrew McConnell at Cutler & Co). Get amongst it.

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, 28 February-16 March 2014, for tickets and further information, visit


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