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Sydney's best dishes 2016

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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."

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.

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.

Gourmet Institute Event 2: Neil Perry

Neil Perry

Neil Perry

One of the secrets behind Neil Perry's knack for staying at the forefront of contemporary cooking trends in Australia is his abundant curiosity and boundless passion for exploring new and different flavours. His celebrated career has been marked at different times by a focus on French and Italian cuisines, while his deep knowledge and feel for the food of Asia, particularly China, Malaysia, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand, is well documented both in terms of his books and on the menus at Rockpool and his Spice Temple restaurants.

Perry's current obsession - and one that squares nicely with his love of spice - is the food of Mexico. For this session, the Sydney-based chef takes us through two of his favourite home-style Mexican dishes: roast chicken in a jalapeño-enriched green salsa, and gutsy pork and beef meatballs in a sauce warmly spiced with chipotle chillies. Muy picante.

Event details:

Chef 
Neil Perry

Topic 
Mexican feasting

Location 
Harvey Norman @ domayne, 84 O'Riordan St, Alexandria, NSW

Date & Time 
7pm, Wednesday 18 May

Tickets 
$60 each

To book 
gourmetinstitute.pleezpay.com

For more information, a full event calendar and recipes, visit HN.com.au/gourmet-institute.

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