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Fig recipes

Figs. We can't get enough of them. Here are a few sweet and savoury ways to add them to your summer spread.

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.

Top Australian chefs to follow on Instagram in 2017

A lot has changed since we first published our pick of the best chefs to follow on Instagram (way back in the dark ages of 2013). Here’s who we’re double-tapping on the photo-sharing app right now.

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."

Christine Manfield recipes

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

Most popular recipes summer 2017

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

Sleep in a Grampians olive grove this autumn

Under Sky are popping up with a luxe camping hotel experience at Mount Zero Olives this April.

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.

The Rocks Aroma Festival, Sydney

Throughout July, baristas and roasters from Single O, Sensory Lab, Five Senses and more are hosting masterclasses on all things coffee as part of The Rocks Aroma Festival.

Beginning Monday 11 July, the two-week festival aims to showcase the art, science and processes behind each coffee from harvest to take-away cup.

Whether you don't know your macchiato from your magic flat white or you're curious about where the beans in your latte come from, the Australian Speciality Coffee Association's (ASCA) crash courses on coffee culture will whip you up to speed. Highlights include an introduction to comparative cupping, where baristas evaluate and score roasts by aroma and taste, as well as a how-to for home brewed coffee and a latte art workshop.

The Aroma Festival caps off on Sunday 24 July with a free day-long affair sprawled across The Rocks overlooking Sydney Harbour. Wander between the markets with a batch brew in hand, talk all things single-origin with baristas from Pablo & Rusty's, Sensory Lab and Double Roasters or attend an ASCA-run coffee tasting.

Or, if you can command crema with a tilt of the wrist into rosettas and swans, challenge a friend on stage at the latte art competition. Live music and performances will entertain throughout the day, as will classes on how to make caffeinated cocktails.

The Rocks Aroma Festival runs from Monday 11 to Sunday 24 July. To book tickets for classes or to view the full line-up of events, visit The Rocks' website.

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