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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.

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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.

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Whether baked into a bubbling crumble, caramelised in a puff-pastry tart or served in an all-American pie, apples are a classic filling for fruity desserts. Here are the recipes we keep coming back to.

Roti canai

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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.

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Lost Picnic

Lost Picnic is a new music festival with a culinary twist. Come 23 March, you can forget the food queues for fish tacos and gözleme of dubious quality, Martin Boetz of Rushcutters and Maurice Terzini of Icebergs have packed lunch for you.

"There's no reason why you can't enjoy fine food and good music in a family-friendly setting," says Terzini, who is collaborating with catering company Cherry Kitchen. "We've created hampers that make it easy for festival-goers to have the food they love, and have come to expect, without the hassle."

In designing the picnic hampers, both Terzini and Boetz have taken inspiration from their respective backgrounds. For Terzini that means Italian soul food, including bresaola involtini with goat's cheese and caramelised onion, and tiramisù. Boetz, meanwhile, has drawn on the same northern European heritage that inspires the menu at Rushcutters to create a spread made for sharing: smoked meats, potato salad and potted trout confit with beetroot relish are among the offerings, using ingredients sourced mostly from his Cooks Co-Op on the Hawkesbury.

Like the food, the musical line-up has a local focus. Megan Washington is headlining the afternoon, performing previously unreleased material from her new album, with Dustin Tebbutt, Emma Louise, Sons of the East and The Rubens also on stage.

Tickets for Lost Picnic are $99, and the hampers, $69, can be booked ahead online. So bring a blanket, claim your territory and settle in for a day of fine food and fun in the sun.
Lost Picnic, Loch Avenue South Area, Centennial Park, Sydney, NSW

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