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Most popular recipes summer 2017

Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.

Curtis Stone's strawberry, elderflower and brioche summer puddings

"Think of this dessert as a deconstructed version of a summer pudding, with thinly sliced strawberries macerated in elderflower liqueur and layered between slices of brioche," says Stone. "A dollop of whipped cream on top is a cooling counterpoint to the floral flavours."

Chorizo hotdogs with chimichurri and smoky red relish

A hotdog is all about the condiments. Here, choose between a smoky red capsicum relish or the bright flavours of chimichurri, or go for a bit of both.

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

Australia's best rieslings

We’re spoilt for variety – and value – in Australia when it comes to good riesling. Max Allen picks the top 20 from a fine crop.

Curtis Stone's strawberry and almond cheesecake

"I've made all kinds of fancy cheesecakes in my time, but nothing really beats the classic combination of strawberries and almonds with a boost from vanilla bean," says Stone. "I could just pile macerated strawberries on top, but why not give your tastebuds a proper party by folding grilled strawberries into the cheesecake batter too? Cheesecakes are elegant and my go-to for celebrations because they taste best when whipped up a day in advance."

Baguette recipes

These baguette recipes are picture-perfect and picnic ready, bursting with fillings like slow-cooked beef tongue, poached egg and grilled asparagus and classic leg ham and cheese.

World's Best Chefs Talks

Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.

Three winter truffle festivals

Choose from three hands-on truffle festivals happening across Australia this winter.

This winter, trufferies Australia-wide are putting their finest fungi forward from June to August at the Truffle Festival Canberra, Truffle Melbourne and the Truffle Kerfuffle festival in Manjimup, WA.

Dedicated to the Périgord truffle - also known as the black winter truffle - the festivals explore the intricate flavours that make truffles one of the most expensive and sought-after produce in the world. Look forward to truffle hunts, dégustation dinners, masterclasses and chances to talk all things black gold with chefs and local farmers.

Try out our best truffle recipes here.

The Truffle Festival, Canberra region
For the eighth year running, four trufferies across Tarago, Bungendore, Bredbo and Sutton will host hunts you can join as both growers and trained truffle dogs search and sniff through their paddocks to trace the scent of the Périgord truffle hidden underground. Afterwards, enjoy a lunch that will make the most of your Périgord pickings of the day, or test them out yourself by taking them home. If you'd prefer to leave it to the pros, restaurants including Italian & Sons, Mezzalira and the Conservatory Restaurant will have truffle-dedicated menus on offer throughout the festival.

For those short on time, the Westfield Market Truffle Days held on 25 June and 23 July are mini-festivals condensed into one day. Featuring cooking demonstrations, tastings, truffle dog meets and the chance to buy truffles direct from growers, the markets are an easy way to learn from Australia's top truffle farms and taste their produce.

The Truffle Festival runs from 3 June to the end of August throughout the greater Canberra region. Tickets for events and the full line-up are available on the festival's website.  trufflefestival.com.au

Truffle Melbourne, Vic
Held throughout the city and at regional Victorian trufferies, Truffle Melbourne spreads dinners, truffle hunts, and cooking masterclasses across the harvest season.

Highlights include a weekend pop-up at Red Hill in the Mornington Peninsula from 15-17 July featuring a truffle trail tour and a three-day mini-festival at Melbourne's Prahran Market over 17-19 June. The free mini-festival includes mock truffle dog hunts, a family friendly Friday night, truffle market stalls and chef demonstrations from Guy Grossi and Philippe Mouchel.

Truffle Melbourne will run from the beginning of June to the end of August. Ticketed events like the masterclasses or the Red Hill weekend, are on sale Thursday 5 May. 
trufflemelbourne.com

The Truffle Kerfuffle, Manjimup, WA
Held on the 24-26 June and presented by Genuinely Southern Forests, the sixth annual Truffle Kerfuffle will bring together chefs from across Australia for a weekend of intimate classes, discussions and dinners in the Southern Forest region of Western Australia, where more than 70 per cent of Australia's truffles are harvested.

The Kerfuffle kicks off with an opening night party sure to shake off the winter chill - Africola chef Duncan Welgemoed and Fervor's Paul Iskov are planning an open coal fire feast. A slew of chefs will cook black truffle breakfasts, lunch banquets and dégustation dinners over the three days, including Amy Hamilton (Liberté), James Viles (Biota Dining), and Kiren Mainwaring (Co-op Dining).

The chef's cabin will host talks and interactive open-fire cooking demonstrations over the weekend - there are only 20 seats at each event, so it might be an idea to book now.

If your stomach can't trust your eyes around three-days of non-stop truffles, tours through the forests or a 4WD tour to the coastline will offer a chance to step back and enjoy the Southern Forests for their scenery as well as their produce.

The Truffle Kerfuffle is held at Fonty's Pool, Manjimup on the 24-26 July 2016. Tickets for festival entry, camping or deluxe "glamping" accommodation, and each event are on sale now (and going quick). trufflekerfuffle.com.au

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