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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.

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.

Shark Bay Wild Scampi Caviar

Bright blue scampi roe is popping up on menus across Australia. Here's why it's so special.

Dark chocolate delice, salted-caramel ganache and chocolate sorbet

"The delice from Source Dining is a winner. May I have the recipe?" Rebecca Ward, Fitzroy, Vic REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

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.

Koh Loy Sriracha Sauce, David Thompson's favourite hot sauce

When the master of Thai food pinpoints anything as his favourite, we sit up and listen.

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."

Gifts under $100 at our pop-up Christmas Boutique

Whether it's a hand-thrown pasta bowl, a bottle of vodka made from sheep's whey or a completely stylish denim apron, our pop-up Christmas Boutique in collaboration with gift shop Sorry Thanks I Love You has got you covered in the $100 and under budget this Christmas.

Vince Jones live at Icebergs

A night of jazz and pinot noir is coming up in Bondi.

Start with Vince Jones, add one of Sydney's most coveted ocean views, mix in fare by Monty Koludrovic and pair it with pinot noir. Icebergs' latest black tie Jazz + Pinot event is one not to miss.

The evening's menu will make its way through Europe. A taste of France will kick things off with foie gras and marinated bonito on toast, served with Champagne. The following dishes return to Icebergs' Italian roots. There'll be local burrata with shellfish oil, crudo sea scallop and nasturtiums; and risi e bisi - a dish of rice and peas - served with amaro-glazed pork, fennel and crackling.

Wine, apart from the initial French addition, will be strictly Australian pinot noir, curated by sommelier James Hird, wine director at Icebergs, Da Orazio, The Dolphin and Terzinis, and co-founder of Rootstock Sydney wine festival.

The highlight of the evening, though, will be the tunes. Jones is a renowned Australian jazz vocalist who's performed his soulful tunes around the globe for 35 years, releasing a total of 17 albums so far. He will enchant guests with a performance going into the night, with support from his trumpet and a quartet.

Icebergs' owner Maurice Terzini's relationship with Jones dates back to the 1980s, when he was a customer at Terzini's Caffe e Cucina in Melbourne.

Jazz + Pinot, Thursday 12 May, from 6.30pm, tickets $250. To book, call (02) 9365 9000. Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, 1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach, NSW. idrb.com

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