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Food-truck tribulations
29.03.2017

Chicken or pork? Kelly Eng takes on a food-truck challenge but fails to cement her millennial credentials.

Take me to the river
29.03.2017

For serial cruisers who have done the Danube and knocked off the Nile, less familiar waterways beckon.

Gourmet Institute is back for 2017
29.03.2017

Fire-up the stove, tie on your favourite apron and let’s get cooking, food fans. This year’s line-up is brimming with talent.

The Royal Mail Hotel is changing
28.03.2017

Executive chef Robin Wickens has a stronger influence at the Royal Mail Hotel's upcoming restaurant, slated to open later this year.

Adventuring along America's north-west rivers
28.03.2017

The rivers of America's north-west running through Washington state and Oregon form the arteries of epic landscapes and bold discovery routes. Emma Sloley follows in the wake of Lewis and Clark.

The World's Best sommeliers are coming to Australia
28.03.2017

For the first time, the world's top international sommeliers will take part in the World's 50 Best Awards too.

Seven Italian dishes that shaped fine dining in the 2000s
28.03.2017

Italian food in the restaurants of Australia blossomed into maturity in the new millennium, as the work of these trailblazers shows – dazzling and diverse, a successful balance between adaptation and tradition.

Steam ovens: a guide
27.03.2017

Billed as the faster, cleaner way to cook, are these on-trend ovens all they’re cracked up to be? We take a close look at their rising popularity, USP versus the traditional convection cooker and how each type rates in terms of form, function, and above all, flavour in this buyer’s guide.

Fast autumn dinners

Autumn weather signals the arrival of soups, broths, roasts and more hearty meals.

Flour and Stone Recipes

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.

Roasted cauliflower salad with yoghurt dressing and almonds

The cauliflower is roasted until it starts to caramelise, which adds extra depth of flavour to this winning salad. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

All Star Yum Cha

What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

Lemon tart

It's really important to seal the pastry well to prevent any seepage during cooking, and to trim the pastry soon after cooking. Let the tart cool in the tin before removing it, or it will crack.

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.

Savoury tarts

Will your next baking project be a flaky puff pastry with pumpkin, goat's curd and thyme, or a classic bacon and Stilton tart? As autumn settles in, we're ticking these off one by one.

Spelt cashew and broccoli bowl with yoghurt dressing

This nicely textured salad transports well, making it ideal for picnics or to take to barbecues. The broccoli can be kept raw and shaved on a mandolin, too.

Fast Festival Feasts, 2016 Sydney Festival

Balla

Balla

When the flames on the pudding have been extinguished and the ham's down to its last slices, we can start to focus on what's really important: cramming as much fun as possible into the New Year. Hello, Sydney Festival.

From 7 to 26 January, Sydney gets its groove on with art, theatre, dance and music performances popping up all over the city as part of the annual festival. And with all those high kicks, you're bound to work up an appetite.

Balla, La Rosa the Strand and Regatta are just some of the eateries bringing the noise to the Fast Festival Feasts program, which sees nearly 30 restaurants around the city offering special $30, $55 and à la carte menu deals for the month of January.

Enjoy Meow Meow's Little Mermaid in the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, with a side of pork polpettine at La Rosa the Strand pre-show or post-show ($55 for two courses and a glass of wine). And after participating in Olivier Grossetête's installation The Ephemeral City at Barangaroo's Cutaway Park, you could grab a quick glass of wine and a tasting plate of cured meats, pickles and grissini at Walsh Bay Kitchen ($30), or dip into a host of other options at the likes of Sokyo and Red Lantern on Riley.

Roll on 2016.

For the full program, see sydneyfestival.org.au/fff.

Special offer: Sydney Festival is offering Gourmet Traveller readers 20 per cent off tickets to European orchestra Anima Eterna Brugge's performances of Beethoven's symphonies numbers 1 to 8 at City Recital Hall in January. For more information or to book, visit the Sydney Festival website and quote SFTRAVEL20 to receive your discount.

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