The Christmas issue

Our December issue is out now, featuring Paul Carmichael's recipes for a Caribbean Christmas, silly season cocktails and more.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before 28th December, 2016 for your chance to win a share of $50,000!

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

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.

Decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Christmas

13 of our most decadent chocolate recipes to indulge guests with this Christmas.

What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

We don't do things by halves in the Gourmet office. These are the recipes we'll be cooking on the big day.

Sydney's best dishes 2016

For our 50th anniversary issue in 2016, we scoured Australia asking two questions: What dishes are making waves right now? What flavours will take us into the next half-century? Sydney provided 16 answers.

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.

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."

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.

Five Senses to open pop-up brew bar in Sydney

Sydney's Surry Hills isn't exactly bereft of speciality coffee, yet coffee roaster Five Senses has found a niche with Filter: The New Black, a two-week pop-up café focusing squarely on filtered beans.

Taking over the ground floor of a warehouse on Kippax Street, the pop-up aims to be a space where novices and the filter-fluent alike can hone their palates on tasting flights of six or seven roasts. Tasting sessions and workshops on home brewing complement these filter 101s.

Like nearby cafés Neighbourhood by Seán McManus, Artificer and Glider KS, Five Senses has enlisted Porter & Maple for their pop-up's fit-out. A sleek white timber and birch-ply cube brew bar is home to a shiny SP9 filter machine, and there's room for an espresso machine, too. Surry Hillbillies can trip their way through tasting flights at two long communal walnut tables - think beer-hall meets brewhouse.

Around 15 varieties of coffee will rotate over the two weeks across the filter and espresso machines. They range from Ethiopian, Colombian and Kenyan roasts to the more expensive Geisha varieties from Panama and micro-lot roasts from Five Senses' farm in north Sumatra. "We'll put a naturally processed Ethiopian that's really fruity next to a processed Colombian that's tasting pretty clean, then we'll walk you through it," says Ben Bicknell, Five Senses' project manager.

As befits the filter focus, the food front is just slightly left-of-centre. You'll find doughnuts from Short Stop in lieu of croissants, and Jesse McTavish, late of Melbourne breakfast powerhouse Kettle Black, has plans for a coal grill menu with Japanese twists on café staples such as avocado on toast with reduced whey and local seaweed.

Five Senses Pop Up - Filter: The New Black, 64 Kippax St, Surry Hills, NSW, fivesenses.com.au/popup; Sat 3 September to Sun 18 September, daily 7am-4pm.

Newsletter

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

Latest news
GT photographer John Laurie's The Light of Day exhibit
06.12.2016
Icebergs First Day of Summer Party returns for 2016
28.11.2016
Carriageworks Christmas Market, Sydney
24.11.2016
Gourmet Institute Event 12: Mark Best
08.11.2016
Free burgers at Burger Project, Bondi Junction
04.11.2016
GT x STILY Christmas Boutique
02.11.2016
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
The GT x STILY
Christmas Boutique is now open

The smallgoods, homewares, art and more from the pages of GT are now all under one roof, ready to take their place under the tree.

Read More
Gourmet TV

Check out our YouTube channel for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

You might also like...

GT Coles Finest Food Truck

Over the first two weeks of December the GT x Coles Finest f...

Franklin's David Moyle comes to Icebergs

David Moyle brings a little bit of Tasmania to Sydney with a...

Dark Mofo’s Winter Feast

A whole lot of flames are in store for this year’s Winter Fe...

Barbecue master Rodney Scott fires up at Harpoon Harry

The Southern Carolina pit master with a cult following comes...

Margaret River Gourmet Escape line-up announced

New names dominate the line-up of this year’s food and wine ...

Africola, Icebergs and Belles Hot Chicken chefs join forces at Harpoon Harry

They’re calling it Africola Rock’n Rola. And it’s going to b...

Barbecue master Rodney Scott fires up at Harpoon Harry

The Southern Carolina pit master with a cult following comes...

Africola, Icebergs and Belles Hot Chicken chefs join forces at Harpoon Harry

They’re calling it Africola Rock’n Rola. And it’s going to b...

get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×