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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

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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.

Lucio's turns 30

Some wild and woolly spring weather was no match for the enthusiasm of Lucio's regulars on Monday night in Paddington as the Sydney art and food landmark was packed to overflowing with well-wishers there to honour the restaurant's 30th anniversary. "I can't believe it's been 30 years," owner Lucio Galletto told the crowd. "I've really enjoyed every minute of it and I still love the work, to come to work with that excitement of a new day meeting people. It's a wonderful job. The only thing that changes here is the size of my body."

When the restaurant reached the 15-year mark, Galletto commissioned 15 artists to create plates commemorating the occasion. He has now unveiled 15 new pieces which will join them on the walls, bringing yet more culture to one of the most art-enriched eateries in the country.

We ate Waiters weaved through the crowds laden with platters of oysters and skewers of pork, lamb and veal. Bowls of crowd-pleasing arancini were mobbed.

We drank The Roederer saw the celebrations continue well into the night, while bottles of San Pellegrino helped keep things cool as the heat turned up in the kitchen.

We loved Seeing so many loyal diners and former staff members out in force to congratulate Galletto and the rest of the clan, not only as customers but as friends and family of this fine Italian dining institution. Here's to 30 more.

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